Miscellaneous Essays, Sketches and Reviews

Smith, Elder, 1885 - 468 頁

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第 180 頁 - Avaunt ! and quit my sight ! Let the earth hide thee ! Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold ; Thou hast no speculation in those eyes Which thou dost glare with ! Lady M.
第 80 頁 - Knowledge before — a discovery that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophy.
第 127 頁 - Gli ordina, gl' incammina, e'n suon gli regge Rapido sì, ma rapido con legge, ni Ali ha ciascuno al core ed ali al piede, Nè del suo ratto andar però s'accorge: Ma quando il sol gli aridi campi fiede Con raggi assai ferventi , e in alto sorge, Ecco apparir Gerusalem si vede, Ecco additar Gerusalem si scorge: Ecco da mille voci unitamente Gerusalemme salutar si sente.
第 453 頁 - We knew the whole society of the little city, and but that the young ladies, one and all, spoke admirable English, we surely might have learned the very best German. The society met constantly. The ladies of the Court had their evenings. The theatre was open twice or thrice in the week, where we assembled, a large family party. Goethe had retired from the direction, but the great traditions remained still The theatre was admirably conducted ; and besides the excellent Weimar company, famous actors...
第 72 頁 - Who can listen," exclaimed Thackeray, "to objections regarding such a book as this? It seems to me a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it a personal kindness.
第 17 頁 - Oh, ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower But 'twas the first to fade away ; I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, But when it came to know me well, And love me, it was sure to die.
第 357 頁 - I am under great personal obligation, having thought that a Lecture of mine would advance a benevolent end which they had in view, I have preferred, in place of delivering a Discourse, which many of my hearers no doubt know already, upon a subject merely literary or biographical, to put together a few thoughts which may serve as a supplement to the former Lectures, if you like, and which have this at least in common with the kind purpose which assembles you here, that they rise out of the same occasion,...
第 370 頁 - I cannot help telling the truth as I view it, and describing what I see. To describe it otherwise than it seems to me would be falsehood in that calling in which it has pleased Heaven to place me; treason to that conscience which says that men are weak; that truth must be told; that faults must be owned; that pardon must be prayed for; and that Love reigns supreme over all.
第 70 頁 - Dickens since those halfdozen years, the store of happy hours that he has made us pass, the kindly and pleasant companions whom he has introduced to us ; the harmless laughter, the generous wit, the frank, manly, human love which he has taught us to feel ! Every month of those years has brought us some kind token from this delightful genius.
第 370 頁 - ... who speak our common tongue ; have not you, have not I, all of us reason to be thankful to this kind friend, who soothed and charmed so many hours, brought pleasure and sweet laughter to so many homes ; made such multitudes of children happy ; endowed us with such a sweet store of gracious thoughts, fair fancies, soft sympathies, hearty enjoyments?