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Página 287 - And when the ground was white with snow, And I could run and slide, My brother John was forced to go, And he lies by her side.
Página 273 - Then came sudden alarms: hurryings to and fro: trepidations of innumerable fugitives, I knew not whether from the good cause or the bad: darkness and lights: tempest and human faces: and at last, with the sense that all was lost, female forms, and the features that were worth all the world to me, and but a moment allowed, — and clasped hands, and heart-breaking partings, and then — everlasting farewells!
Página 259 - I seemed every night to descend — not metaphorically, but literally to descend- — into chasms and sunless abysses, depths below depths, from which it seemed hopeless that I could ever re-ascend. Nor did I, by waking, feel that I had re-ascended.
Página 195 - That my pains had vanished, was now a trifle in my eyes : — this negative effect was swallowed up in the immensity of those positive effects which had opened before me — in the abyss of divine enjoyment thus suddenly revealed. Here was a panacea — a ^UMO-/ nviyStt for all human woes: here was the secret of happiness, about which philosophers had disputed for so many ages...
Página 272 - I had the power, if I could raise myself, to will it; and yet again had not the power, for the weight of twenty Atlantics was upon me, or the oppression of inexpiable guilt. 'Deeper than ever plummet sounded,
Página 207 - But this is a subject foreign to my present purposes ; it is sufficient to say, that a chorus, &c., of elaborate harmony, displayed before me, as in a piece of arraswork, the whole of my past life, — not as if recalled by an act of memory, but as if present and incarnated in the music ; no ' longer painful to dwell upon, but the detail of its incidents removed, or blended in some hazy abstraction, and its passions exalted, spiritualized, and sublimed.
Página 288 - Then did the little maid reply, "Seven boys and girls are we; Two of us in the churchyard lie Beneath the churchyard tree.
Página 288 - My stockings there I often knit My 'kerchief there I hem ; And there upon the ground I sit — I sit and sing to them. "And often after sunset, sir, When it is light and fair, I take my little porringer And eat my supper there.
Página 261 - I am convinced is true; viz., that the dread book of account which the Scriptures speak of is in fact the mind itself of each individual.
Página 262 - Livy, whom I confess that I prefer, both for style and matter, to any other of the Roman historians ; and I had often felt as most solemn and appalling sounds, and most emphatically representative of the majesty of the Roman people, the two words so often occurring in Livy — Consul Romanus ; especially when the consul is introduced in his military character.