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Página 60 - ... time at least, the sun always shines. In the same way there is a fine Cornish proverb in regard of obstinate wrongheads, who will take no counsel except from calamities, who dash themselves to pieces against obstacles, which, with a little prudence and foresight, they might easily have avoided. It is this: He who will not be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock.
Página 133 - But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Página 128 - That they would exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the seat of the elders!
Página 72 - Towers are measured by their shadows, and great men by their calumniators ; however this last may have somewhat of an artificial air as tried by our standard of the proverb. There may be poetry in a play upon words ; and such we shall hardly fail to acknowledge in that * In German: Grau
Página 91 - Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Página 133 - ... in their orbs which he can understand ; and hurrying figures of men and women weaving to and fro, with no apparent purposes intelligible to a stranger, seeming like a mask of maniacs, or, oftentimes, like a pageant of phantoms.
Página 154 - As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteemst the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would," Like the poor cat i
Página 14 - , is half a liar ; here is the better word with which they may arm themselves, who count it a primal duty to close their ears against all such unauthenticated rumours to the discredit of their brethren. The noblest vengeance is to forgive : here is the godlike proverb on the manner in which wrongs should be recompensed ; He who cannot revenge himself is weak, he who will not is vile *, here is the devilish.
Página 147 - He had need of a long spoon that eats with the devil ; men fancy they can cheat the arch-cheater, can advance in partnership with him up to a certain point, and then, whenever the connection becomes too dangerous, break it off at their will ; being sure in this to be miserably deceived. Granting...