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Страница 458 - I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Chr — 's sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation.
Страница 462 - FAR in a wild, unknown to public view, From youth to age a reverend hermit grew ; The moss his bed, the cave his humble cell, His food the fruits, his drink the crystal well : Remote from man, with God he pass'd the days, Prayer all his business, all his pleasure praise.
Страница 114 - And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.
Страница 466 - But they may not look to see the cause : For heavy on their senses the faint enchantment lies Through all that night of anguish and perilous amaze ; And neither fear nor wonder can ope their quivering eyes, Or their limbs from the cold ground raise...
Страница 128 - The first book, together with the eighth, and the books from the eleventh to the twenty-second inclusive, seem to form the primary organization of the poem, then properly an Achilleis; the twenty-third and twenty-fourth books are...
Страница 388 - WHATEVER the number of a man's friends, there will be times in his life when he has one too few ; but if he has only one enemy, he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many.
Страница 466 - Soft o'er their bosoms beating — the only human sound — They hear the silky footsteps of the silent fairy crowd, Like a river in the air, gliding round. Nor scream can any raise, nor prayer can any say, But wild, wild, the terror of the speechless three — For they feel fair Anna Grace drawn silently away, By whom they dare not look to see.
Страница 525 - The actions of bad men produce only temporary evil, the actions of good men only temporary good ; and, eventually, the good and the evil altogether subside, are neutralized by subsequent generations, absorbed by the incessant movement of future ages.
Страница 128 - Achilleis ; but the books from the second to the seventh inclusive, together with the tenth, are of a wider and more comprehensive character, and convert the poem from an Achilleis into an Iliad.
Страница 467 - Her mother died when she was young, Which gave her cause to make great moan ; Her father married the warst woman That ever lived in Christendom. She served her with foot and hand, In every thing that she could dee; Till once in an unlucky time She threw her in ower Craigy's sea.