Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers: System of the heavens as revealed by Lord Rosse's telescopes. Modern superstition. Coleridge and opium-eating. Temperance movement. On war. The last days of Immanuel Kant
Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853
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Página 143 - The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave. Await alike the' inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Página 41 - Then, from a distance that is counted only in heaven, light dawned for a time through a sleepy film : by unutterable pace the light swept to them, they by unutterable pace to the light : in a moment the rushing of planets was upon them ; in a moment the blazing of suns was around them.
Página 188 - London, which, under its local name (so insidiously delusive) of ' beer,' diffuses the most extensive ravages. Under these marked circumstances of difference between the ruling races of antiquity and of our modern times, it now happens that the greatest era by far of human expansion is opening upon us. Two vast movements are hurrying into action by velocities continually accelerated — the great revolutionary movement from political causes concurring with the great physical movement in locomotion...
Página 207 - God's most dreaded instrument In working out a pure intent Is man arrayed for mutual slaughter, Yea, Carnage is his daughter!
Página 159 - The most remarkable instance of a combined movement in society which history, perhaps, will be summoned to notice, is that which, in our day, has applied itself to the abatement of intemperance. Two vast movements are hurrying into action by velocities continually accelerated, — the great revolutionary movement from political causes concurring with the great physical movement...
Página 42 - Angel, I will go no farther. For the spirit of man aches with this infinity. Insufferable is the glory of God. Let me lie down in the grave from the persecutions of the infinite; for end, I see, there is none.
Página 79 - Je me dis : Je m'en vais jeter cette pierre contre l'arbre qui est vis-à-vis' de moi : si je le touche, signe de salut; si je le manque , signe de damnation. Tout en disant ainsi je jette ma pierre d'une main tremblante et avec un horrible battement de cœur , mais si heureusement , qu'elle va frapper au beau milieu de l'arbre ; ce qui véritablement n'était pas difficile, car j'avais eu soin de le choisir fort gros et fort près. Depuis lors je n'ai plus douté de mon salut.
Página 149 - For not to think of what I needs must feel, But to be still and patient, all I can; And haply by abstruse research to steal From my own nature all the natural man This was my sole resource, my only plan: Till that which suits a part infects the whole, And now is almost grown the habit of my soul.