Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)

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Roberts Brothers, 1883 - 298 pages
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Page 98 - The hyacinthine boy, for whom Morn well might break and April bloom, The gracious boy, who did adorn The world whereinto he was born, And by his countenance repay The favor of the loving Day...
Page 93 - And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
Page 189 - ... an almost ludicrous contrast to the vulgar caricature idea of George Sand. Her face is a very little like the portraits, but much finer; the upper part of the forehead and eyes are beautiful, the lower, strong and masculine, expressive of a hardy temperament and strong passions, but not in the least coarse; the complexion olive, and the air of the whole head Spanish, (as, indeed, she was born at Madrid...
Page 180 - Accustomed to the infinite wit and exuberant richness of his writings, his talk is still an amazement and a splendor scarcely to be faced with steady eyes. He does not converse,— only harangues. It is the usual misfortune of such marked men (happily not one invariable or inevitable) that they cannot allow other minds room to breathe...
Page 165 - His interest in the moral questions of the day has supplied the want of vitality in himself ; his great facility at versification has enabled him to fill the ear with a copious stream of pleasant sound. But his verse is stereotyped : his thoughts sound no depth, and posterity will not remember him.
Page 55 - I shall be obliged to give up selfishness in the end. 'May God enable me to see the way clear, and not to ' let down the intellectual, in raising the moral tone of * my mind.
Page 148 - By Man I mean both man and woman: these are the two halves of one thought. I lay no especial stress on the welfare of either. I believe that the development of the one cannot be effected without that of the other.

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