Early years and late reflections, Volume 2

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Whittaker and Company, 1856
 

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Página 81 - But original déficience cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for
Página 218 - in the judges' seat, nor understand the sentence of judgment; they cannot declare justice and judgment; and they shall not be found where parables are spoken. " But they will maintain the state of the world, and all their desire is in the work of their
Página 96 - reached Abbotsford on the 19th. About half-past one, PM on the 21st of September, Sir Walter breathed his last, in the presence of all his children. It was a beautiful day, so warm, that every window was wide open—and so perfectly still, that the sound of all others
Página 83 - Milton knew human nature only in the gross, and had never studied the shades of character, nor the combinations of concurring, or the perplexity of contending, passions. He had read much, and knew what books could teach ; but had mingled little in the world, and was deficient in the knowledge which experience must confer.
Página 43 - Write ; from henceforth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord ; even so saith the Spirit ; for they rest from their labours.
Página 218 - cannot a city be inhabited ; and they shall not dwell where they will, nor go up and down ; "They shall not be sought for in public counsel, nor sit high in the congregation ; they shall not sit in the judges' seat, nor understand the sentence of judgment; they cannot declare justice and judgment; and they shall not be found where parables are spoken.
Página 86 - Be not ye afraid of them ; remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.'
Página 96 - most delicious to his ear, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles, was distinctly audible as we knelt around the bed, and his eldest son kissed and closed his eyes.
Página 80 - I am now to examine Paradise Lost ; a poem which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place ; and, with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind.
Página 82 - sent his faculties out upon discovery, into worlds where only imagination can travel, and delighted to form new modes of existence, and furnish sentiment and action to superior beings, to trace the counsels of hell, or accompany the choirs of heaven,

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