Life and Books: Or, Records of Thought and Reading

Bell & Daldy, 1859 - 256 pages
0 Avis
Les avis ne sont pas validés, mais Google recherche et supprime les faux contenus lorsqu'ils sont identifiés

Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire

Aucun commentaire n'a été trouvé aux emplacements habituels.

Pages sélectionnées

Autres éditions - Tout afficher

Expressions et termes fréquents

Fréquemment cités

Page 53 - ... there must be many schisms and many dissections made in the quarry and in the timber, ere the house of God can be built. And when every stone is laid artfully together, it cannot be united into a continuity, it can but be contiguous in this world ; neither can every piece of the building be of one form ; nay.
Page 54 - We do not see that, while we still affect by all means a rigid external formality, we may as soon fall again into a gross conforming stupidity, a stark and dead congealment of wood and hay and stubble...
Page 121 - Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
Page 79 - Can I teach thee my beloved, — can I teach thee ? If I said, ' Go left or right,' The counsel would be light, The wisdom, poor of all that could enrich thee. My right would show like left, My raising would depress thee, My choice of light would blind thee, Of way, would leave behind thee, Of end, would leave bereft. Alas, I can but bless thee ! May God teach thee my beloved, — May God teach thee.
Page 203 - I could weep My spirit from mine eyes ! There is my dagger, And here my naked breast ; within, a heart Dearer than Plutus...
Page 81 - Do not all charms fly At the mere touch of cold philosophy? There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: We know her woof, her texture: she is given In the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings, Conquer all mysteries by rule and line. Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine Unweave a rainbow, as it erewhile made The tender-person'd Lamia melt into a shade.
Page 38 - New England had just terminated a disastrous war of extermination; the Dutch were scarcely ever at peace with the Algonquins; the laws of Maryland refer to Indian hostilities and massacres, which extended as far as Richmond. Penn came without arms; he declared his purpose to abstain from violence ; he had no message but peace ; and not a drop of Quaker blood was ever shed by an Indian.
Page 108 - Thou'dst meet the bear i' the mouth. When the mind's free The body's delicate; the tempest in my mind Doth from my senses take all feeling else Save what beats there.
Page 88 - But whether thus these things, or whether not; Whether the sun, predominant in heaven, Rise on the earth ; or earth rise on the sun • He from the east his flaming road begin; Or she from west her silent course advance, With inoffensive pace that spinning sleeps On her soft axle, while she paces even, And bears thee soft with the smooth air along; Solicit not thy thoughts with matters hid; Leave them to God above.
Page 52 - Cette même religion que les hommes défendent avec chaleur et avec zèle contre ceux qui en ont une toute contraire , ils l'altèrent euxmêmes dans leur esprit par des sentiments particuliers; ils y ajoutent et ils en retranchent mille choses souvent essentielles, selon ce qui leur convient, et ils demeurent fermes et inébranlables dans cette forme qu'ils lui ont donnée.

Informations bibliographiques