The Banker in Literature

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Bankers Publishing Company, 1910 - 250 páginas

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Página 75 - An hour passed on. The Turk awoke ; That bright dream was his last. He woke to hear his sentries shriek, " To arms ! they come ! The Greek ! the Greek...
Página 66 - CHILD of the sun ! pursue thy rapturous flight. Mingling with her thou lov'st in fields of light; And, where the flowers of paradise unfold, Quaff fragrant nectar from their cups of gold. There shall thy wings, rich as an evening sky Expand and shut with silent ecstasy ! Yet wert thou once a worm, a thing that crept On the bare earth, then wrought a tomb and slept And such is man ; soon from his cell of clay To burst a seraph in the blaze of day.
Página 94 - Above the cries of greed and gain, The curbstone war, the auction's hammer, — And swift, on Music's misty ways, It led, from all this strife for millions, To ancient, sweet-do-nothing days Among the kirtle-robed Sicilians. And as it stilled the multitude, And yet more joyous rose, and shriller, I saw the minstrel, where he stood At ease against a Doric pillar: One hand a droning organ played, — The other held a Pan's-pipe (fashioned Like those of old) to lips that made The reeds give out that...
Página 76 - Come in consumption's ghastly form, The earthquake shock, the ocean storm; Come when the heart beats high and warm, With banquet song and dance and wine,— And thou art terrible; the tear, The groan, the knell, the pall, the bier, And all we know, or dream, or fear Of agony, are thine.
Página 75 - Strike — till the last armed foe expires; Strike — for your altars and your fires; Strike — for the green graves of your sires, God — and your native land!
Página 19 - Money. Yet hereby did Barter grow Sale, the Leather Money is now Golden and Paper, and all miracles have been outmiracled : for there are Rothschilds and English National Debts ; and whoso has sixpence is sovereign (to the length of sixpence...
Página 87 - I WAITED for the train at Coventry ; I hung with grooms and porters on the bridge, To watch the three tall spires ; and there I shaped The city's ancient legend into this : — Not only we, the latest seed of Time, New men, that in the flying of a wheel Cry down the past; not only we, that prate Of rights and wrongs, have loved the people well And loathed to see them...
Página 86 - Not many generations ago, where you now sit. circled with all that exalts and embellishes civilized life, the rank thistle nodded in the wind, and the wild fox dug his hole unscared.
Página 66 - That very law* which moulds a tear, And bids it trickle from its source, That law preserves the earth a sphere, And guides the planets in their course.
Página 15 - His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

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