Young American's Magazine of Self-improvement, Том 1

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George Washington Light
Geo. W. Light, 1847 - 364 стор.

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Сторінка 25 - Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Сторінка 131 - How exquisitely the individual Mind (And the progressive powers perhaps no less Of the whole species') to the external World Is fitted : — and how exquisitely, too — Theme this but little heard of among men — The external World is fitted to the Mind...
Сторінка 145 - Israel to rouse the people out of their selfcomplacency, to refresh their moral ideals, to remind them that the life is more than meat, and the body more than raiment, and that to whom much is given of them shall much also be required.
Сторінка 144 - Mrs Partington's spirit was up. But I need not tell you that the contest was unequal. The Atlantic Ocean beat Mrs Partington. She was excellent at a slop or a puddle, but she should not have meddled with a tempest.
Сторінка 137 - HEBE. I SAW the twinkle of white feet, I saw the flash of robes descending; Before her ran an influence fleet, That bowed my heart like barley bending.
Сторінка 70 - CYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. A Selection of the choicest productions of English Authors, from the earliest to the present time. Connected by a Critical and Biographical History. Forming two large imperial octavo volumes of TOO pages each, double column letter press ; with upwards of 300 elegant Illustrations.
Сторінка 105 - Wouldst thou from sorrow find a sweet relief? Or is thy heart oppressed with woes untold ? Balm wouldst thou gather for corroding grief? Pour blessings round thee like a shower of gold...
Сторінка 106 - Rouse to some work of high and holy love, And thou an angel's happiness shalt know,— Shalt bless the earth while in the world above; The good begun by thee shall onward flow In many a branching stream, and wider grow...
Сторінка 166 - Around the self-starved soul has spread a dearth. The earth is full of life ; the living Hand Touched it with life ; and all its forms expand With principles of being made to suit Man's varied powers and raise him from the brute. And shall the earth of higher ends be full, — Earth which thou tread'st, — and thy poor mind be dull ? Thou talk of life, with half thy soul asleep ? Thou "living dead man," let thy spirit leap Forth to the day, and let the fresh air blow Through thy soul's shut-up mansion.
Сторінка 24 - For attention it is, though other qualities belong to this transcendent power, — attention it is, that is the very soul of genius : not the fixed eye, not the poring over a book, but the fixed thought.

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