Literary Anecdotes of the Nineteenth Century: Contributions Towards a Literary History of the Period, Volumen2

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Sir William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas James Wise
Hodder & Stoughton, 1896

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Página 149 - O how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields ! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields ; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of Heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ! These charms shall work thy soul's eternal health, And love, and gentleness, and joy impart.
Página 184 - Which might have pleased the eyes of many men. What good should follow this, if this were done? What harm, undone? Deep harm to disobey, Seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey then, if a king demand An act unprofitable, against himself? The King is sick, and knows not what he does.
Página 28 - Ancient of days ! august Athena ! where, Where are thy men of might ? thy grand in soul ? Gone — glimmering through the dream of things that were...
Página 27 - But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood...
Página 126 - ... his master's chair, for it became rumoured about. When they beheld him sitting upon nothing, and he trembling to stir for fear of the loosening of the arrows, they laughed so that they rolled upon the floor of the hall, and the echoes of laughter were a thousand-fold. Surely the arrows of the guards swayed with the laughter that shook them.
Página 128 - So the King set a guard upon Khipil to see that his orders were executed, and appointed a time for him to return to the gardens. At the hour indicated Khipil stood before Shahpesh again. He was pale, saddened ; his tongue drooped like the tongue of a heavy bell, that when it | soundeth giveth forth mournful sounds only ; he had also the look of one battered with many beatings. So the King- said : " How of the presentation of the flowers of thy culture, O Khipil?" He answered: "Surely, O King, she...
Página 209 - OLD Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard, To get her poor dog a bone: But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none.
Página 33 - And, if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church ; but, if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Página 135 - I dined with Mr. Landor. I found him noble and courteous, living in a cloud of pictures at his Villa Gherardesca, a fine house commanding a beautiful landscape.
Página 30 - If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father: and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world,

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