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Thou large-brain'd woman and large-hearted man.
To George Sand. A Desire. By thunders of white silence. Hiram Powers's Greek Slare.
And that dismal cry rose slowly
And sank slowly through the air,
And eternity's despair;
The Dead Pan.
Catarina to Camoens. ix.
Little Maltie. Stanza ii.
But so fair,
Bianca among the Nightingales. xii. God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in ’t.
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.
1 Thamus 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, Nov. 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.
Ibid. The expression often used by Mr. Herbert Spencer of the Survival of the Fittest is more accurate, and is sometimes equally convenient."
1 See Daniel Webster, page 532. 2 See J. Q. Adams, page 458.
3 The perpetual struggle for room and food. – MALTHUB: 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.
Like glimpses of forgotten dreams.
The Two Voices. Stanza crarii. 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.1
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.
1bid. I built my soul a lordly pleasure-house, Wherein at ease for aye to dwell. The Palace of Art.
Her manners had not that repose
Lady Clara Vere de Vere. Stanza 5.
i See Marlowe, page 41.
blue heaven above us bent, The grand old gardener and his wife 1 Smile at the claims of long descent.
Lady Clara Vere de Vere. Stanza 7.
'T is only noble to be good.?
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
For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be queen o'the May.
The May Queen.
The Lotus-Eaters. iv.
A daughter of the gods, divinely tall,
A Dream of Fair Women. Stanza xxii.
To J. S.
God gives us love. Something to love
He lends us; but when love is grown
Falls off, and love is left alone.
Sleep, holy spirit, blessed soul,
And the great ages onward roll.
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. 3 See Pope, page 340.
Sleep till the end, true soul and sweet!
Nothing comes to thee new or strange.
Lie still, dry dust, secure of change. To J. S. More black than ash-buds in the front of March.
The Gardener's Daughter.
The long mechanic pacings to and fro,
The Golden Year.
Ibid. Here at the quiet limit of the world. Tithonus. In the spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd
dove; In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
Locksley Hall. Line 19. Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the
chords with might; Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, pass'd in music out of sight.
1 See Byron, page 543.