The Influence of Old Norse Literature Upon English Literature

Columbia University Press, 1901 - 78 頁

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第 56 頁 - Thule : human souls may find themselves in closer and closer harmony with external things wearing a sombreness distasteful to our race when it was young. The time seems near, if it has not actually arrived, when the chastened sublimity of a moor, a sea, or a mountain will be all of nature that is absolutely in keeping with the moods of the more thinking among mankind.
第 30 頁 - For I am long since weary of your storm Of carnage, and find, Hermod, in your life Something too much of war and broils, which make Life one perpetual fight, a bath of blood. Mine eyes are dizzy with the arrowy hail; Mine ears are stunn'd with blows, and sick for calm. Inactive therefore let me lie, in gloom, Unarm'd, inglorious; I attend the course Of ages, and my late return to light, In times less alien to a spirit mild, In new-recover'd seats, the happier day.
第 50 頁 - There -was a dwelling of Kings ere the world was waxen old ; Dukes were the door-wards there, and the roofs were thatched with gold ; Earls were the wrights that wrought it, and silver nailed its doors : Earls...
第 49 頁 - ... whatever entanglement of strange manners or unused element may at first trouble him, and to meet the nature and beauty with which it is filled : we cannot doubt that such a reader will be intensely touched by finding, amidst all its wildness and remoteness, such a startling realism, such subtilty, such close sympathy with all the passions that may move himself to-day.
第 37 頁 - THE STORY OF SIGURD THE VOLSUNG. and the Fall of the Niblungs.
第 18 頁 - Icelandic poetry ; or the Edda of Saemund. Translated into English verse, by AS Cottle. Bristol, 1797.
第 13 頁 - Hickes in a footnote] : and that it is not dry or unamusive this little work it is hoped will demonstrate. Its aim at least is to shew, that if those kind of studies are not always employed on works of taste or classic elegance, they serve at least to unlock the treasures of native genius ; they present us with frequent sallies of bold imagination, and constantly afford matter for philosophical reflection by showing the workings of the human mind in its almost original state of nature.
第 57 頁 - Daughter that leadeth thy wavering wings ! Look down with unangry eyes on us today alive, And give us the hearts victorious, and the gain for which we strive ! All hail, ye Lords of God-home, and ye Queens of the House of Gold ! Hail thou dear Earth that bearest, and thou Wealth of field and fold ! Give us, your noble children, the glory of wisdom and speech, And the hearts and the hands of healing, and the mouths and hands that [teach!