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Wert thou all that I wish thee, great, glorious, and free, First flower of the earth, and first gem of the sea.
Rich and Rare.
Rich and rare were the gems she wore.
Come, ye Disconsolate.
Preface to Corruption and Intolerance. The minds of some of our statesmen, like the pupil of the human eye, contract themselves the more, the stronger light there is shed upon them.
1793 - 1835.
The Hour of Death. Leaves have their time to fall, And flowers to wither at the North-wind's breath,
And stars to set; but all, Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death!
Such is the aspect of this shore ;
She was a form of life and light,
A spark of that immortal fire,
To lift from earth our low desire.
His heart was one of those which most enamor us,
Canto i. Stanza 123. ’T is sweet to hear the watch-dog's honest bark Bay deep-mouthed welcome as we draw near home.
Canto iii. Stanza 3.
The isles of Greece! the isles of Greece!
Eternal summer gilds them yet,
Canto iv. Stanza 110.
O “darkly, deeply, beautifully blue,”
* “Dans les premières passions les femmes aiment l'amant; et dans les autres elles aiment l'amour.” — LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, Maxim 494.
This is truth the poet sings, That a sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering hap
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY.
1792 - 1822.
Poems Written in 1821. То
Of the night for the morrow,
From the sphere of our sorrow !
Julian and Maddalo.
Most wretched men
Nessun maggior dolore
Dante, Inferno, V. 121. “In omni adversitate fortunæ, infelicissimum genus infortunii est fuisse felicem.” – BOETHIUS, Commento di Ventura.
And scorn to give aught other reason why ;
And think it kindness to his majesty.
JAMES R. LOWELL.
The Present Crisis. Truth for ever on the scaffold, Wrong for ever on the
The Capture. Before man made us citizens, great Nature made us men.