Collections and Recollections, Volumen1

Harper & Brothers, 1898 - 374 páginas
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Página 264 - Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn; The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty; in both the last. The force of Nature could no further go, To make a third she joined the former two.
Página 285 - We don't want to fight, but by jingo if we do, We've got the ships, we've got the men, we've got the money too.
Página 88 - The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge had been essentially Anglican institutions ; and similar societies, but less ecclesiastical in character, now sprang up in great numbers.
Página 97 - ... The spirit it is impossible not to admire ; but the old Parisian ferocity has broken out in a shocking manner. It is true, that this may be no more than a sudden explosion ; if so, no indication can be taken from it; but if it should be character, rather than accident, then that people are not fit for liberty, and must have a strong hand, like that of their former masters, to coerce them.
Página 288 - Two voices are there : one is of the deep; It learns the storm-cloud's thunderous melody, Now roars, now murmurs with the changing sea, Now bird-like pipes, now closes soft in sleep ; And one is of an old, half-witted sheep Which bleats articulate monotony, And indicates that two and one are three, That grass is green, lakes damp, and mountains steep ; And, Wordsworth, both are thine.
Página 296 - Had I but served my God, as I have served my king, He would not have forsaken me in my old age.
Página 209 - Or will you, youths of England, make your country again a royal throne of Kings, a sceptred isle, for all the world a source of light, a centre of peace...
Página 211 - THE MAN, all shaven and shorn, All cover'd with Orders and all forlorn ; THE DANDY OF SIXTY, who bows with a grace And has taste in wigs, collars, cuirasses and lace; Who, to tricksters and fools, leaves the State and its treasure, And when Britain's in tears, sails about at his pleasure...
Página 278 - I must quit a theme too great for me to handle, but which will be handled by the loftiest minds ages after you and I, like streaks of morning cloud, shall have melted into the infinite azure of the past.
Página 276 - To have partially succeeded. Finally my Hiawatha Tumbled all the tribe together, ('Grouped' is not the right expression), And, as happy chance would have it Did at last obtain a picture Where the faces all succeeded: Each came out a perfect likeness. Then they joined and all abused it, Unrestrainedly abused it, As the worst and ugliest picture They could possibly have dreamed of. 'Giving one such strange expressions Sullen, stupid, pert expressions. Really any one would take us (Any one that did...

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