The Works of Walter Savage Landor, Volume 1

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Edward Moxon, 1846 - 676 pagina's
 

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Pagina 218 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Pagina 197 - The nether orange, mix'd with grey. This hairy meteor did denounce The fall of sceptres and of crowns ; With grisly type did represent Declining age of government ; And tell, with hieroglyphic spade, Its own grave and the state's were made...
Pagina 19 - He spake of love, such love as Spirits feel In worlds whose course is equable and pure; No fears to beat away — no strife to heal — The past unsighed for, and the future sure...
Pagina 39 - Pepino! old trees in their living state are the only things that money cannot command. Rivers leave their beds, run into cities, and traverse mountains for it; obelisks and arches, palaces and temples, amphitheatres and pyramids, rise up like exhalations at its bidding; even the free spirit of Man, the only thing great on earth, crouches and cowers in its presence. It passes away and vanishes before venerable trees. What a sweet odour is here! whence comes it? sweeter it appears to me and stronger...
Pagina 4 - Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good. We must distinguish between felicity and prosperity : for prosperity leads often to ambition, and ambition to disappointment...
Pagina 72 - They knew how genuine glory was put on; Taught us how rightfully a nation shone In splendour : what strength was, that would not bend...
Pagina 96 - La satire , en leçons , en nouveautés fertile , Sait seule assaisonner le plaisant et l'utile , Et, d'un vers qu'elle épure aux rayons du bon sens. Détromper les esprits des erreurs de leur temps. Elle seule, bravant l'orgueil et l'injustice, Va...
Pagina 209 - Beside a brook in mossy forest-dell, By sun or moonlight to the influxes Of shapes and sounds and shifting elements Surrendering his whole spirit, of his song And of his fame forgetful ! so his fame Should share in Nature's immortality.
Pagina 88 - What your father and your grandfather used as an elegance in conversation, is now abandoned to the populace, and every day we miss a little of our own, and collect a little from strangers : this prepares us for a more intimate union with them, in which we merge at last altogether. Every good writer has much idiom ; it is the life and spirit of language ; and none such ever entertained a fear or apprehension that strength and sublimity were to be lowered and weakened by it.
Pagina 217 - Let us however hope the best rather than fear the worst, and believe that there never was a right thing done or a wise one spoken in vain, although the fruit of them may not spring up in the place designated or at the time expected.

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