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Сторінка 63 - i In the elder days of art, Builders wrought with greatest care Each minute and unseen part; For the gods are everywhere. It is the work of time either to detect or to vindicate the
Сторінка 94 - A description of the sloth sends his ideas home at once to his profession. 'This animal moves suspended, rests suspended, sleeps suspended, and passes his life in suspense — like a young clergyman distantly related to a bishop.' The boa constrictor reminds him, naturally enough, of the Court of Chancery. How rapid and how keen are strokes like the
Сторінка 307 - Latin,' answered Nicholas, turning back to the first page, on which were large capital letters exquisitely coloured. ' Those words mean ' Abraham the Jew, Prince, Priest, Levite, Astrologer, and Philosopher to the Nation of the Jews, dispersed by the wrath of God, wisheth health.' I suspect the book has been stolen from some
Сторінка 76 - and see next time.' But she ordered her carriage, and evidently thought it a very unorthodox proceeding.'— Vol. ip 266. Lady Holland has summoned to the witness-box some of those best qualified to testify, who with one voice aver, not only that grave truth was
Сторінка 78 - True, it is most painful not to meet the kindness and affection you feel you have deserved, and have a right to expect from others ; but it is a mistake to complain of it; for it is of no use: you cannot extort friendship with a cocked pistol.
Сторінка 151 - superest ex nomine multum.' On the side-wall, again, a bookcase with some works of poets. On the wall to the left is a long desk of soft wood, at which he was wont to write. On it lie the original manuscripts of
Сторінка 74 - till, in my grand climacteric, I was made Canon of St. Paul's : and before that period, I had built a parsonage-house with farm offices for a large farm, which cost me 4000?., and had reclaimed another from ruins at the expense of
Сторінка 152 - brings tears into the eyes, and makes the breathing deep. From the other side of the study we enter the library; which should rather be called a lumber-room of books. Bough deal shelves hold the books, with bits of paper on which are written ' philosophy,'' history,' ' poetry,' &c^ to mark the classification.'—VoL
Сторінка 348 - not a man too much ! Seven generations, haply, to this world, To right it visibly, a finger's breadth, And mend its rents a little.' This is sound philosophy—and the poem has many such wise and large-minded thoughts, vigorously expressed in felicitous and glowing language. Our generation scarcely numbers more than one or two among its
Сторінка 22 - in the wild melodies of old Orphic singers, or before the images of those gods, of whose perfect beauty the divine theosophists of Greece caught a fleeting shadow, and with the sudden might of artistic ecstasy smote it, as by an enchanter's wand, into an eternal sleep of snowy stone—in these there flashes on the inner eye, a vision

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