Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women

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Smith, Elder, 1858 - 323 pagina's

Phantastes : A Faerie Romance for Men and Women by George MacDonald, first published in 1858, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.

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Gebruikersrecensie  - wishanem - LibraryThing

One of my favorite books, but not one of the best books I’ve read by any objective measure; its language is awkward even considering its age, its poems can plod, and it wanders into innumerable ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - hbuchana - LibraryThing

I will re-read this fantasy replete with symbolism and mythic innuendo. I was captured by the elevated verse, the meandering and sometimes surprising turns. Romantic fantacies do not usually interest ... Volledige review lezen

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Pagina 229 - Alas ! how easily things go wrong ; A sigh too much or a kiss too long, And there follows a mist and a weeping rain, And life is never the same again.
Pagina 99 - O Lady ! we receive but what we give, And in our life alone does nature live : Ours is her wedding-garment, ours her shroud ! And would we aught behold, of higher worth, Than that inanimate cold world allowed To the poor loveless ever-anxious crowd, Ah ! from the soul itself must issue forth, A light, a glory, a fair luminous cloud Enveloping the Earth...
Pagina 123 - The appearance instantaneously disclosed, Was of a mighty city— boldly say A wilderness of building, sinking far And self-withdrawn into a wondrous depth, Far sinking into splendour — without end! Fabric it seemed of diamond and of gold, With alabaster domes, and silver spires, And blazing terrace upon terrace, high Uplifted...
Pagina 11 - Tis but a disguised humanity. To avoid thy fellow, vain thy plan ; All that interests a man, is man.
Pagina 203 - Frei sein in des Todes Reichen, Brechet nicht von seines Gartens Frucht ! An dem Scheine mag der Blick sich weiden; Des Genusses wandelbare Freuden Rächet schleunig der Begierde Flucht. Selbst der Styx, der neunfach sie umwindet, Wehrt die Rückkehr Ceres' Tochter nicht; Nach dem Apfel greift sie, und es bindet Ewig sie des Orkus Pflicht.
Pagina 251 - THE noble hart that harbours vertuous thought, And is with childe of glorious great intent, Can never rest, untill it forth have brought Th...
Pagina 6 - But you are not my grandmother," said I. " How do you know that? " she retorted. " I dare say you know something of your great-grandfathers a good deal further back than that ; but you know very little about your great-grandmothers on either side.
Pagina 314 - Now that I lay in her bosom, the whole earth, and each of her many births, was as a body to me, at my will. I seemed to feel the great heart of the mother beating into mine, and feeding me with her own life, her own essential being and nature.
Pagina 323 - What we call evil, is the only and best shape, which, for the person and his condition at the time, could be assumed by the best good.

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