Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and Corrections

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Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858 - 894 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 435 - And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies ; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Σελίδα 71 - And rise to faults true critics dare not mend. From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part. And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art, Which, without passing through the judgment, gains The heart, and all its end at once attains.
Σελίδα 435 - And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they •worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast ? who is able to make war with him?
Σελίδα 315 - A countenance in which did meet Sweet records, promises as sweet; A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food, For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.
Σελίδα 92 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the...
Σελίδα 100 - Her feet beneath her petticoat Like little mice stole in and out, As if they feared the light: But, oh ! she dances such a way— No sun upon an Easter day Is half so fine a sight.
Σελίδα 218 - I was an absolute pedant : when I talked my best, I quoted Horace ; when I aimed at being facetious, I quoted Martial ; and when I had a mind to be a fine gentleman, I talked Ovid.
Σελίδα 249 - I am neither of a melancholy nor a cynical disposition ; and am as willing and as apt to be pleased as anybody ; but I am sure that, since I have had the full use of my reason, nobody has ever heard me laugh.
Σελίδα 86 - Ward has no heart, they say ; but I deny it. He has a heart, and gets his speeches by it.
Σελίδα 24 - Better a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

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