Caxtoniana: A Series of Essays of Essays on Life, Literature, and Manners, المجلد 1

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الصفحة 234 - Flora and the country green, Dance, and Provencal song, and sun-burnt mirth! O for a beaker full of the warm South, Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene, With beaded bubbles winking at the brim, And purple-stained mouth; That I might drink, and leave the world unseen, And with thee fade away into the forest dim...
الصفحة 339 - But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off; and, for the book of knowledge fair, Presented with a universal blank Of Nature's works, to me expunged and rased, And "Wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
الصفحة 427 - READING without purpose is sauntering, not exercise. More is got from one book on which the thought settles for a definite end in knowledge, than from libraries skimmed over by a wandering eye. A cottage flower gives honey to the bee, a king's garden none to the butterfly.
الصفحة 140 - And what have we to oppose to such a cloud of witnesses, but the absolute impossibility or miraculous nature of the events which they relate ? And this, surely, in the eyes of all reasonable people, will alone be regarded as a sufficient refutation.
الصفحة 333 - To be read by bare inscriptions like many in Gruter, to hope for eternity by enigmatical epithets, or first letters of our names, to be studied by antiquaries, who we were, and have new names given us like many of the mummies, are cold consolations unto the students of perpetuity, even by everlasting languages.
الصفحة 437 - Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till, by broad spreading, it disperse to nought.
الصفحة 334 - He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
الصفحة 340 - First, I commend my soul into the hands of God my creator, hoping, and assuredly believing, through the only merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour, to be made partaker of life everlasting; and my body to the earth whereof it is made.
الصفحة 72 - I may so ill manage my money, that, with £5,000 a year, I purchase the worst evils of poverty, — terror and shame ; I may so well manage my money, that, with £ 100 a year, I purchase the best blessings of wealth, — safety and respect.
الصفحة 380 - ... you shall pretend to be as bookish and contemplative as ever you were: all these courses have both their advantages and uses in themselves otherwise, and serve exceeding aptly to this purpose. Whereunto I add one expedient more, stronger than all the rest; and, for mine own confident opinion, void of any prejudice or danger of diminution of your greatness ; and that is, the bringing in of some martial man to be of the Council ; dealing directly with her Majesty in it, as for her service and your...

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