Southey's Common-place Book: Choice passages

Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1850

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Seite 322 - If I climb up into heaven, thou art there: If I go down to hell, thou art there also. If I take the wings of the morning, and remain in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there also shall thy hand lead me, And thy right hand shall hold me.
Seite 341 - Les sciences ont deux extrémités qui se touchent: la première est la pure ignorance naturelle, où se trouvent tous les hommes en naissant. L'autre extrémité est celle où arrivent les grandes âmes, qui, ayant parcouru tout ce que les hommes peuvent savoir, trouvent qu'ils ne savent rien, et se rencontrent en cette même ignorance d'où ils étaient partis; mais c'est une ignorance savante qui se connaît.
Seite 570 - People have now a-days, (said he,) got a strange opinion that every thing should be taught by lectures. Now, I cannot see that lectures can do so much good as reading the books from which the lectures are taken. I know nothing that can be best taught by lectures, except where experiments are to be shown. You may teach chemistry by lectures.— You might teach making of shoes by lectures!
Seite 128 - And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
Seite 239 - they are made members of Christ, children of God, and inheritors of the Kingdom of Heaven...
Seite 559 - ... other side is to drive in before him; or to see a duel fought and one slain with two or three thrusts of the...
Seite 110 - Une certaine inégalité dans les conditions, qui entretient l'ordre et la subordination, est l'ouvrage de Dieu, ou suppose une loi divine : une trop grande disproportion, et telle qu'elle se remarque parmi les hommes, est leur ouvrage, ou la loi des plus forts.
Seite 545 - City and suburbs, tipt with silver, besides the great black-jacks, and bombards at the Court, which when the Frenchmen first saw, they reported, at their return into their country, that the Englishmen used to drink out of their boots...
Seite 392 - It is the heaviest stone that melancholy can throw at a man, to tell him he is at the end of his nature ; or that there is no further state to come, unto which this seems progrcssional, and otherwise made in vain...
Seite 354 - I fear my present discontent does not proceed from a good root, that I am so well content to be nothing, that is, dead.

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