Literary Anecdotes of the Nineteenth Century: Contributions Towards a Literary History of the Period, Volume 2

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Sir William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas James Wise
Hodder & Stoughton, 1896

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Page 84 - Ancient of days ! august Athena ! where, Where are thy men of might?, thy grand in soul? Gone — glimmering through the dream of things that were : First in the race that led to Glory's goal, They won, and pass'd away — is this the whole?
Page 205 - O how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields ! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields ; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of Heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ! These charms shall work thy soul's eternal health, And love, and gentleness, and joy impart.
Page 240 - Which might have pleased the eyes of many men. What good should follow this, if this were done ? What harm, undone ? deep harm to disobey, Seeing obedience is the bond of rule. Were it well to obey then, if a king demand An act unprofitable, against himself?
Page 27 - But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood...
Page 184 - ... his master's chair, for it became rumoured about. When they beheld him sitting upon nothing, and he trembling to stir for fear of the loosening of the arrows, they laughed so that they rolled upon the floor of the hall, and the echoes of laughter were a thousand-fold. Surely the arrows of the guards swayed with the laughter that shook them.
Page 38 - Lord, for I have walked innocently : my trust hath been also in the Lord, therefore shall I not fall. 2 Examine me, O Lord, and prove me : try out my reins and my heart.
Page 251 - In Arthur's coming — his foundation of the Round Table — his struggles and disappointments, and departure — we see the conflict continually maintained between the spirit and the flesh ; and in the pragmatical issue, we recognize the bearing down in history and in individual man of pure and lofty Christian purpose by the lusts of the flesh, by the corruptions of superstition, by human passions and selfishness.
Page 186 - So the King set a guard upon Khipil to see that his orders were executed, and appointed a time for him to return to the gardens. At the hour indicated Khipil stood before Shahpesh again. He was pale, saddened ; his tongue drooped like the tongue of a heavy bell, that when it | soundeth giveth forth mournful sounds only ; he had also the look of one battered with many beatings. So the King- said : " How of the presentation of the flowers of thy culture, O Khipil?" He answered: "Surely, O King, she...
Page 261 - OLD Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard, To get her poor dog a bone: But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none.
Page 33 - And, if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church ; but, if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

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