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Our fathers' God, to thee,
To thee I sing;
Great God, our King!
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING. 1809-1861.
There Shakespeare, on whose forehead climb
A Vision of Poets
Ibid. Conclusion. Oh, the little birds sang east, and the little birds sang west.
Toll slovely. And I smiled to think God's greatness flowed around our
incompleteness, Round our restlessness His rest. Or from Browning some “Pomegranate,” which if cut
deep down the middle Shows a heart within blood-tinctured, of a veined humanity.
Lady Geraldine's Courtship. xli.
But since he had
Rhyme of the Duchess
Crowned and buried. xxvii.
Thou large-brain'd woman and large-hearted man.
To George Sand. A Desire. By thunders of white silence. Hiram Powers's Greek Slave.
And that dismal cry rose slowly
And sank slowly through the air,
And eternity's despair;
The Dead Pan.
Catarina to Camoens. ix.
Little Mattie. Stanza ii.
But so fair,
Bianca among the Nightingales. vii.
Aurora Leigh. Book ii. The growing drama has outgrown such toys Of simulated stature, face, and speech : It also peradventure may outgrow The simulation of the painted scene, Boards, actors, prompters, gaslight, and costume, And take for a worthier stage the soul itself, Its shifting fancies and celestial lights, With all its grand orchestral silences To keep the pauses of its rhythmic sounds. Book v
uttered with a loud voice his message, “The great Pan is dead.” – PLUTARCH: Why the Oracles cease to give Answers.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN. 1809–1865.
I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
Speech, June 16, 1858 Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Address, New York City, Feb. 21, 1859. In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free, — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.
Second Annual Message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862. That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.'
Speech at Gettysburg, Nor. 19, 1863. With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.”
Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.
CHARLES DARWIN. 1809-1882.
I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term Natural Selection.
The Origin of Species. Chap. iii. We will now discuss in a little more detail the Struggle for Existence.
Jbid. The expression often used by Mr. Herbert Spencer of the Survival of the Fittest is more accurate, and is sometimes equally convenient."
i See Daniel Webster, page 532.
3 See J. Q. Adams, page 458. 8 The perpetual struggle for room and food. – MALTHUS: On Population. chap. iii. p. 48 (1798).
4 This survival of the fittest which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called “natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.” – HERBERT SPENCER : Principles of Biology. Indirect Equilibration.
ALFRED TENNYSON. 1809-
(From the edition of 1884.)
Who knew the seasons, when to take
Occasion by the hand, and make
Recollections of the Arabian Nights
The Poet. Like glimpses of forgotten dreams.
The Two Voices. Stanza cxxvii. Across the walnuts and the wine.
The Miller's Daughter. O love! O fire! once he drew With one long kiss my whole soul through My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew. Fatima. Stanza 3. Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, These three alone lead life to sovereign power. (Enone.
Because right is right, to follow right Were wisdom in the scorn of consequence.
Her manners had not that repose
Lady Clara Vere de Vere. Stanza 5.
i See Marlowe, page 41.
From yon blue heaven above us bent,
Lady Clara Vere de Vere. Stanu ?.
'T is only noble to be good.?
And simple faith than Norman blood. Ibid. You must wake and call me early, call me early, mother
dear; To-morrow 'll be the happiest time of all the glad New
Year, Of all the glad New Year, mother, the maddest, merriest
day; For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be queen o'the May
The May Quren.
The Lotus-Eaters. ir.
A daughter of the gods, divinely tall,
A Dream of Fair Women. Stanza zrii.
He lends us; but when love is grown
Falls off, and love is left alone.
1 This line stands in Moxon's edition of 1842, –
“The gardener Adam and his wife," – and has been restored by the author in his edition of 1873
2 See Chapman, page 37. 8 See Pope, page 340.