Some Literary Recollections

Smith, Elder, 1884 - 275 頁

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第 92 頁 - Rattle his bones over the stones, He's only a pauper, whom nobody owns...
第 4 頁 - For now the Poet cannot die, Nor leave his music as of old, But round him ere he scarce be cold Begins the scandal and the cry: "Proclaim the faults he would not show: Break lock and seal: betray the trust: Keep nothing sacred: 'tis but just The many-headed beast should know.
第 97 頁 - Verse, a breeze mid blossoms straying, Where Hope clung feeding, like a bee — Both were mine! Life went a-maying With Nature, Hope, and Poesy, When I was young! When I was young? — Ah, woful When! Ah! for the change 'twixt Now and Then!
第 57 頁 - And but for that chill changeless brow, Where cold obstruction's apathy Appals the gazing mourner's heart, As if to him it could impart...
第 182 頁 - Oh, the wild joys of living! the leaping from rock up to rock, The strong rending of boughs from the fir-tree, the cool silver shock Of the plunge in a pool's living water, the hunt of the bear, And the sultriness showing the lion is couched in his lair. And the meal, the rich dates yellowed over with gold dust divine, And the...
第 124 頁 - And all we met was fair and good, And all was good that Time could bring, And all the secret of the Spring Moved in the chambers of the blood : And many an old philosophy On Argive heights divinely sang, And round us all the thicket rang To many a flute of Arcady.
第 229 頁 - Who can listen 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. The last two people I heard speak of it were women ; neither knew the other, or the author, and both said, by way of criticism,
第 230 頁 - Dickens's art a thousand and a thousand times : I delight and wonder at his genius ; I recognize in it — I speak with awe and reverence — a commission from that Divine Beneficence, whose blessed task we know it will one day be to wipe every tear from every eye. Thankfully I take my share of the feast of love and kindness which this gentle and generous and charitable soul has contributed to the happiness of the world. I take and enjoy my share, and say a benediction for the meal.
第 231 頁 - Let us not desert one another; we are an injured body. Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world, no species of composition has been so much decried.
第 230 頁 - ... myriads here and at home, 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?