Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished (first Time, 1839; Final 1869).

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Chapman and Hall, 1869
 

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Страница 272 - We might say in a short word, which means a long matter, that your Shakspeare fashions his characters from the heart outwards ; your Scott fashions them from the skin inwards, never getting near the heart of them...
Страница 262 - He was perhaps sixty years old ; yet his brow was not much furrowed, and his jet black hair was only grizzled, not whitened, by the advance of age. All his motions spoke strength unabated; and, though rather undersized, he had very broad shoulders, was square-made, thin-flanked, and apparently combined in his frame muscular strength and activity ; the last somewhat impaired perhaps by years, but the first remaining in full vigour. A hard and harsh countenance — eyes far sunk under projecting eyebrows,...
Страница 260 - The uproar of cheering, in which Scott made a fashion of joining, was succeeded by deep silence, and then Ballantyne proceeded — " In his Lord-Burleigh look, serene and serious, A something of imposing and mysterious " — to lament the obscurity in which his illustrious but too modest correspondent still chose to conceal himself from the plaudits of the world — to thank the company for the manner in which the nominis umbra had been received— and to assure them that the Author of Waverley would,...
Страница 285 - ... with pinched features, which seems to mock life rather than emulate it, can it be the face that was once so full of lively expression ? I will not look on it again. Anne thinks her little changed, because the latest idea she had formed of her mother is as she appeared under circumstances of extreme pain. Mine go back to a period of comparative ease. If I write long in this way, I shall write down my resolution, which I should rather write up, if I could.
Страница 266 - Burn. Tom Purdie and his subalterns had preceded us by a few hours with all the greyhounds that could be collected at Abbotsford, Darnick, and Melrose ; but the giant Maida had remained as his master's orderly, and now gambolled about Sibyl Grey, barking for mere joy like a spaniel puppy. " The order of march had been all settled, and the sociable was just getting under way, when the Lady Anne broke from the line, screaming with laughter, and exclaimed, ' Papa, papa, I knew you could never think...
Страница 241 - Before starting, that is, at six o'clock, the ballad-hunters had, ' just to lay the stomach, a devilled duck or twae, and some London porter.
Страница 340 - Caesar ; thou art all right, and shalt scramble even so; and whoever in the press is trodden down, has only to lie there and be trampled broad : — Such at bottom seems to be the chief social principle, if principle it have, which the Poor- Law Amendment Act has the merit of courageously asserting, in opposition to many things.
Страница 345 - A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that Fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
Страница 48 - Mean weeds, which her own hand has mended, attire the Queen of the World. The death-hurdle, where thou sittest pale motionless, which only curses environ, has to stop: a people, drunk with vengeance, will drink it again in full draught, looking at thee there. Far as the eye reaches, a multitudinous sea of maniac heads ; the air deaf with their triumph-yell...
Страница 277 - growing lean" over his Divine Comedy; in stern solitary death-wrestle with it, to prevail over it, and do it, if his uttermost faculty may: hence, too, it is done and prevailed over, and the fiery life of it endures forevermore among men. No: creation, one would think, cannot be easy; your Jove has severe pains, and fire-flames, in the head out of which an armed Pallas is struggling! As for manufacture, that is a different matter, and may become easy or not easy, according as it is taken up. Yet...

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