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Página 94 - I saw — with shut eyes, but acute mental vision, — I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion.
Página 159 - WRITTEN AT AN INN AT HENLEY. To thee, fair Freedom ! I retire From flattery, cards, and dice, and din ; Nor art thou found in mansions higher Than the low cot or humble Inn. Tis here with boundless power I reign, And every health which I begin Converts dull port to bright champagne ; Such freedom crowns it at an Inn. I fly from pomp, I fly from plate! I fly from Falsehood's specious grin ! Freedom I love, and form I hate, And choose my lodgings at an Inn.
Página 115 - I believe they never existed in any other form than that which we have seen. The editor, or author, never could show the original ; nor can it be shown by any other; to revenge reasonable incredulity, by refusing evidence, is a degree of insolence, with which the world is not yet acquainted ; and stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt.
Página 121 - Ouer gestes it has the steem, Ouer all that is or was, If men it sayd as made Thomas.
Página 114 - Fragments of Ancient Poetry. Collected in the Highlands of Scotland, and Translated from the Gaelic or Erse language...
Página 121 - Over all that is or was, If men it sayd as made Thomas ; Bot I here it no man so say, That of some copple som is away. So thare fayre saying here beforne, Is thare...
Página 93 - Many and long were the conversations between Lord Byron and Shelley, to which I was a devout but nearly silent listener. During one of these, various philosophical doctrines were discussed, and among others the nature of the principle of life, and whether there was any probability of its ever being discovered and communicated.