Olympus

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Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1856 - 321 páginas

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Página 125 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Página 90 - Are what ten thousand envy and adore : All, all look up with reverential awe. At crimes that 'scape or triumph o'er the law ; While truth, worth, wisdom, daily they decry: Nothing is sacred now but villainy.
Página 210 - There is no talent so useful towards rising in the world, or which puts men more out of the reach of fortune, than that quality generally possessed by the dullest sort of people, and is, in common language, called discre-tion : a species of lower prudence, by the assistance of which, &c.
Página 165 - And last of all, men, vehemently in love with their own new opinions, though never so absurd, and obstinately bent to maintain them, gave those their opinions also that reverenced name of conscience, as if they would have it seem unlawful, to change or speak against them ; and so pretend to know they are true, when they know at most, but that they think so.
Página 211 - There's no such thing as chance, And what to us seems merest accident Springs from the deepest source of destiny.
Página 166 - ... decayed, and still decaying, and diffusing its death-scent all through the palace! The inhabitant will not be conscious of it, for it has long been his daily breath ! Neither will the visitors, for they smell only the rich odors which the master sedulously scatters through the palace, and the incense which they bring, and delight to burn before him...
Página 234 - Que faut-il donc faire? dit Pangloss. Te taire, dit' le derviche. Je me flattais, dit Pangloss, de raisonner un peu avec vous des effets et des causes, du meilleur des mondes possibles, de l'origine du mal, de la nature de l'âme, et de l'harmonie préétablie.
Página 165 - When two or more men know of one and the same fact, they are said to be CONSCIOUS of it one to another, which is as much as to know it together. And because such are fittest witnesses of the facts of one another or of a third, it was and ever will be reputed a very evil act for any man to speak against his conscience...
Página 234 - Il y avait dans le voisinage un derviche très fameux qui passait pour le meilleur philosophe de la Turquie; ils allèrent le consulter; Pangloss porta la parole, et lui dit : : Maître, nous venons vous prier de nous dire pourquoi un aussi étrange animal que l'homme a été formé.
Página 3 - The European with the Asian shore Sprinkled with palaces ; the ocean stream Here and there studded with a seventy-four ; Sophia's cupola with golden gleam • The cypress groves ; Olympus high and hoar ; The twelve isles, and the more than I could dream, Far less describe, present the very view Which charm'd the charming Mary Montagu. IV. I have a passion for the name of

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