Men, Women, and Books: A Selection of Sketches, Essays, and Critical Memoirs, from His Uncollected Prose Writings, Volumen2

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Página 99 - A noble heart doth teach a virtuous scorn, To scorn to owe a duty overlong ; To scorn to be for benefits forborne, To scorn to lie, to scorn to do a wrong. To scorn to bear an injury in mind, To scorn a free-born heart slave-like to bind.
Página 107 - Seasons" does not contain a single new image of external nature; and scarcely presents a familiar one from which it can be .inferred that the eye of the Poet had been steadily fixed upon his object, much less that his feelings had urged him to work upon it in the spirit of genuine imagination.
Página 233 - That this place was to the King as my Lord Carnarvon ' says of wood, that it is an excrescence of the earth provided by God for the payment of debts.
Página 217 - ... strings, this may be philosophically true^ but would be very ill received. We have all our playthings; happy are they that can be contented with those they can obtain : those hours are spent in the wisest manner that can easiest shade the ills of life, and are the least productive of ill consequences. I think my time better employed in. reading...
Página 127 - How deep the silence, yet how loud the praise ! But are they silent all ? or is there not A tongue in every star, that talks with man, And woos him to be wise ? nor woos in vain : This dead of midnight is the noon of thought. And Wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars.
Página 109 - ... light disturbs, whilst it reveals; But silent musings urge the mind to seek Something too high for syllables to speak; Till the free soul to a...
Página 128 - Seiz'd in thought, On fancy's wild and roving wing I sail From the green borders of the peopled earth, And the pale moon, her duteous fair attendant ; From solitary Mars ; from the vast orb Of Jupiter, whose huge gigantic bulk Dances in ether like the lightest leaf...

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