The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 17,Edição 5

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Herrick & Noyes, 1852
 

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Página 174 - Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, — the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between ; The venerable woods — rivers that move In majesty, and the complaining brooks That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man.
Página 174 - These are the gardens of the Desert, these The unshorn fields, boundless and beautiful, For which the speech of England has no name — The Prairies. I behold them for the first, And my heart swells while the dilated sight Takes in the encircling vastness.
Página 165 - Loose the bands of wickedness ; undo the heavy burdens; let the oppressed go free; break every yoke ; deal thy bread to the hungry; bring the poor that are cast out to thy house.
Página 199 - In mercy spare us, when we do our best To make as much waste paper as the rest I HAVE often pleased myself with considering the two kinds of benefits which accrue to the public from these my speculations, and which, were I to speak after the manner of logicians, I would distinguish into the material and the formal. By the latter I understand those advantages...
Página 188 - ... contrary, may pass for the universal tongue out of Europe ; and by its bold fusion and consequent decomposition of the forms of its Gothic and Roman elements, this idiom has acquired an incomparable fluency, and appears especially destined by nature, more than any one of the living, to undertake that part. Were not the impediment of a bizarre, antiquated orthography in the way, the universality of this language would be still more apparent ; and it may, perhaps, be said to be fortunate for us...
Página 189 - Our living flocks of thoughts need no longer trudge it slowly and wearily down the pen and along the paper, hindering each other as they struggle through the strait gate of the old handwriting. Our troops of feelings need no more crawl, as snails crawl, to their station on the page : regiment after regiment may now trot briskly forward, to fill paragraph after paragraph : and writing, once a trouble, is now at breathing-ease.
Página 170 - With them, the verse must take its/orm—but the sense or melody might take its chance! We are told that there were ' amatory poems in the shape of roses, looking-glasses, fans, and ladies' gowns; drinking-songs in the shape of wine-glasses, bottles, and flagons; religious verses in the shape of pulpits and altars; rhymed epitaphs in the shape of tomb-stones; and not to mention flying angels and trumpets of fame, there were patriotic odes in the shape of Grecian temples and Egyptian pyramids...
Página 198 - SOCIETY. THE annual meeting of this Society was held on Monday evening, April 23rd, at Finsbury ChapeL Though the evening was unfavourable, the attendance was numerous.
Página 163 - ... warranting such a punishment. He was glad to see that these tales affected the house. Would they then sanction enormities, the bare recital of which made them shudder ? Let them remember that humanity did not consist in a squeamish ear. It did not consist in shrinking and starting at such tales as these ; but in a disposition of the heart to remedy the evils they unfolded. Humanity belonged rather to the mind than to the nerves. But, if so, it should prompt men to charitable exertion.
Página 176 - Manship. 1798. the convenicncy of life, anil blessed with so mild a temperature of the air, that nothing is there wanting to lay the foundation of one of the -mightiest empires in the world." A native of Flanders, "a strong inclination to retire from the world, and regulate his life by the rules of pure and severe virtue," induced him to become a member of the mendicant order of St.

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