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Seite 264 - They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
Seite 264 - Yet this little body of thought, that lies before me in the shape of a book, has existed thousands of years, nor since the invention of the press can anything short of an universal convulsion of nature abolish it.
Seite 197 - We will not go down for illustration to such men as Nelson, a man great on the deck, but debased by gross vices, and who never pretended to enlargement of intellect. To institute a comparison in point of talent and genius between such men and Milton, Bacon, and Shakspeare, is almost an insult on these illustrious names.
Seite 328 - Mrs. Woffington from replenishing the teapot ; it was already, he said, as red as blood ; and this instance is doubtful, and happened many years ago. In the latter part of his life, I observed no blameable parsimony in David : his table was elegant, and even splendid ; his house, both in town and country, his equipage, and, I think, all his habits of life, were such as might be expected from a man who had acquired great riches.
Seite 149 - To have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way For honour travels in a strait so narrow, W'here one but goes abreast: keep then the path; For emulation hath a thousand sons, That one by one pursue: If you give way...
Seite 264 - Even great disparity of kind and size does not always prevent social advances and mutual fellowship. For a very intelligent and observant, person has assured me that, in the former part of his life keeping but one horse, he happened also on a time to have but one solitary hen. These two incongruous animals spent much of their time together in a lonely orchard, where they saw no creature but each other. By degrees, an apparent regard began to take place between these two sequestered individuals. The...
Seite 263 - ... where no pleasures seem : There's not a leaf that falls upon the ground But holds some joy, of silence or of sound, Some sprite begotten of a summer dream The very meanest things are made supreme With innate ecstasy. No grain of sand But moves a bright and million-peopled land, And hath its Edens and its Eves, I deem. For Love, though blind himself, a curious eye Hath lent me, to behold the hearts of things, And touched mine ear with power. Thus, far or nigh, Minute or mighty, fixed or free with...
Seite 327 - ... saying he had as much reputation as he deserved; he deserved much, and he had much. G. — Why, surely, Dr. Johnson, his merit was in small things only ; he had none of those qualities that make a real great man.