Caxtoniana: A Series of Essays on Life, Literature, and Manners, Volumes 1-2

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Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1864 - 653 páginas
 

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Página 156 - First, I commend my soul into the hands of God my creator, hoping, and assuredly believing, through the only merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour, to be made partaker of life everlasting; and my body to the earth whereof it is made.
Página 277 - READING without purpose is sauntering, not exercise. More is got from one book on which the thought settles for a definite end in knowledge, than from libraries skimmed over by a wandering eye. A cottage flower gives honey to the bee, a king's garden none to the butterfly.
Página 169 - Brown-complexioned people in their youth are seldom plump. And does not his wavering melancholy, his soft lamenting, his irresolute activity, accord with such a figure? From a dark-haired young man you would look for more decision and impetuosity.
Página 146 - To be read by bare inscriptions like many in Gruter, to hope for eternity by enigmatical epithets or first letters of our names, to be studied by antiquaries who we were, and have new names given us like many of the mummies, are cold consolations unto the students of perpetuity, even by everlasting languages.
Página 212 - Fourthly, your lordship should never be without some particulars afoot, which you should seem to pursue with earnestness and affection ; and then let them fall, upon taking knowledge of her majesty's opposition and dislike.
Página 264 - But this was too near the truth to be admitted, and so we took our present grave motto from Publius Syrus, of whom none of us had, I am sure, ever read a single line; and so began what has since turned out to be a very important and able journal.
Página 243 - He wore no girdle, cuffs, or band, so that his long hair and scanty short cassock made him look like the messenger of death. Each shoe might have served for an ordinary coffin. As for his chamber, there was not so much as a cobweb in it, the spiders being all starved to death. He put spells upon the mice, for fear they should gnaw some scraps of bread he treasured up. His bed was on the floor, and he always lay upon one side, from fear of wearing out the sheets ; in short, he was the superlative...
Página 148 - He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Página 154 - So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate ; there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.
Página 213 - I add one expedient more, stronger than all the rest; and, for mine own confident opinion, void of any prejudice or danger of diminution of your greatness ; and that is, the bringing in of some martial man to be of the Council ; dealing directly with her Majesty in it, as for her service and your better assistance ; choosing nevertheless some person that may be known not to come in against you by any former division. I judge the fittest to be my Lord Mouutjoy, or my Lord Willoughby.

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