Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, Volume 2

H. Colburn, 1826 - 632 pagina's
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Pagina 389 - We are what suns and winds and waters make us; The mountains are our sponsors, and the rills Fashion and win their nursling with their smiles.
Pagina 462 - 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 422 - He will look out upon the world and know its secret. By contact with divine things, he will become divine. His will be the perfect life, and his only.
Pagina 343 - It says, not one or two paths, but all : for vice hath one or two passably pleasant in the season, if we could forget that, when we would return, the road is difficult to find, and must be picked out in the dark. Imagine anything in the semblance of a duty attended by regret and sorrow, and be assured that Holiness has no concern in it. Admonition...
Pagina 4 - ... of beatitude. We enter our studies, and enjoy a society which we alone can bring together. We raise no jealousy by conversing; with one in preference to another ; we give no offence to the most illustrious, by questioning him as long as we will, and leaving him as abruptly^ Diversity of opinion raises no tumult in our presence ; each interlocutor stands before us, speaks, or is silent, and we adjourn or decide the business at our leisure. Nothing is past which we desire to be present; and we...
Pagina 461 - ... who stand at the bottom and never mounted it, can compare it with few only, and with those imperfectly. Until a short time ago I could have conversed more fluently about Plato than I can at present : I had read all the titles to...
Pagina 229 - 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 220 - ... war! With fear my spirits and my blood retire, To see the seraphs sunk in clouds of fire; But when, with eager steps, from hence I rise, And view the first gay scenes of Paradise, What tongue, what words of rapture, can express A vision so profuse of pleasantness!
Pagina 194 - ... that his enemies dreaded him, as something more than mortal ; and both friends and foes believed him to act always by a peculiar impulse and direction from the gods. His merit however was wholly military, void of every accomplishment of learning, which he openly affected to despise; so that Arpinum had the singular felicity to produce the most glorious contemner as well as the most illustrious improver of the
Pagina 84 - ... into his heart by the music of thy discourse. Teach him to live unto God and unto thee : and he will discover that women, like the plants in woods, derive their softness and tenderness from the shade.

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