The Quarterly Review, Volume 246

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J. Murray, 1926
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Page 146 - If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam. A body of England's, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by the suns of home.
Page 19 - ... sumite materiam vestris, qui scribitis, aequam viribus, et versate diu, quid ferre recusent, quid valeant umeri.
Page 369 - ... able to attain. Mr. Webster, leaning back at his ease, telling stories, cracking jokes, shaking the sofa with burst after burst of laughter, or smoothly discoursing to the perfect felicity of the logical part of one's constitution, would illuminate an evening now and then. Mr. Calhoun, the cast-iron man, who looks as if he had never been born and never could be extinguished...
Page 75 - His appearance was striking. He was above the middle height, slight and spare. His head was large, his face remarkably like that of Julius Caesar. The forehead, the shape of the ears and nose, were almost the same. The lines of the mouth were very peculiar, and I should say exactly the same. I have often thought of the resemblance, and believed that it extended to the temperament. In both there was an original force of character which refused to be moulded by circumstances, which was to make its...
Page 370 - ... up and down the car, and in and out of it, as his fancy dictates ; leans against the door with his hands in his pockets and stares at you, if you chance to be a stranger ; or enters into conversation with the passengers about him. A great many newspapers are pulled out, and a few of them are read. Everybody talks to you, or to anybody else who hits his fancy. If you are an Englishman, he expects that that railroad is pretty much like an English railroad. If you say " No," he says " Yes ? " (interrogatively),...
Page 333 - In painting Cimabue thought that he Should hold the field, now Giotto has the cry, So that the other's fame is growing dim. So has one Guido from the other taken The glory of our tongue, and he perchance Is born, who from the nest shall chase them both...
Page 346 - ... reason is the life of the law, nay the common law itself is nothing else but reason; which is to be understood of an artificial perfection of reason, gotten by long study, observation, and experience, and not of every man's natural reason ; for, Nemo nascitur artifex.
Page 105 - Joe Miller's Jests ; or the Wits VadeMecum. Being a Collection of the most Brilliant Jests; the Politest Repartees; the most Elegant Bon-Mots, and most pleasant short Stories in the English Language.
Page 214 - Bright shines the sun ; play, beggars play, Here's scraps enough to serve to-day. The world is ours, and ours alone, For we alone have world at will : We purchase not, all is our own, Both fields and streets we beggars fill ; Nor care to get, nor fear to keep, Did ever break a beggar's sleep. Bright shines the sun ; play, beggars play, Here's scraps enough to serve to-day.
Page 331 - l poema sacro, Al quale ha posto mano e Cielo e Terra, Sì che m' ha fatto per più anni macro, Vinca la crudeltà, che fuor mi serra Del bello ovile, ov...

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