The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose, Ausgabe 11

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Adelaide Anne Procter
Emily Faithfull, 1861 - 349 Seiten
Emily Faithfull was a member of the activist Langham Place Group (or Circle), which advocated for the employment of women in Victorian Britain. In 1860 she founded a printing works in London, the Victoria Press, which employed women compositors. One of the earliest publications of the Press was "Victoria Regia", a compilation of a variety of literary works selected and edited by fellow Circle member Adelaide Anne Procter, and issued as a strategic attempt to attract Queen Victoria's attention and support. In 1862 the Victoria Press for the Employment of Women was appointed "Printer and Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty".

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Seite 272 - I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book. Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye.
Seite 172 - And see all sights from pole to pole, And glance, and nod, and bustle by; And never once possess our soul Before we die.
Seite 272 - ... teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book. Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye.
Seite 208 - Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it languish, and also the beasts of the field, and the birds of the air; and even the fish of the sea are taken away.
Seite 272 - We should be wary therefore what persecution we raise against the living labours of public men, how we spill that seasoned life of man preserved and stored up in books ; since we see a kind of homicide may be thus committed, sometimes a martyrdom, and, if it extend to the whole impression, a kind of massacre, whereof the execution ends not in the slaying of an elemental life, but strikes at that ethereal and fifth essence, the breath of reason itself, slays an immortality rather than a life.
Seite 272 - I deny not but that it is of greatest concernment in the church and commonwealth to have a vigilant eye how books demean themselves, as well as men, and thereafter to confine, imprison, and do sharpest justice on them as malefactors.
Seite 14 - death is sure To those that stay and those that roam, But I will nevermore endure To sit with empty hands at home. ' My mother clings about my neck, My sisters crying, "Stay for shame ;" My father raves of death and wreck, They are all to blame, they are all to blame. ' God help me ! save I take my part Of danger on the roaring sea, A devil rises in my heart, Far worse than any death to me.
Seite 273 - I vow to God I would sooner bring myself to put a man to immediate death for opinions I disliked, and so to get rid of the man and his opinions at once, than to fret him with a feverish being, tainted with the jail-distemper of a contagious servitude, to keep him above ground, an animated mass of putrefaction, corrupted himself, and corrupting all about him.
Seite 275 - tis too easy to go mad, And ape a Bourbon in a crown of straws ; The thing 's too common. Many fervent souls Strike rhyme on rhyme, who would strike steel on steel If steel had offered, in a restless heat Of doing something. Many tender souls Have strung their losses on a rhyming thread, As children, cowslips : — the more pains they take, The work more withers.
Seite 314 - The white mist, like a face-cloth to the face, Clung to the dead earth, and the land was still.

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