Loyalties: A Drama in Three Acts

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C. Scribner's sons, 1893 - 108 Seiten

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Seite 225 - Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower ; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind ; In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be ; In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering ; In the faith that looks through death, In years that bring the philosophic mind.
Seite 263 - That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger To sound what stop she please. Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.
Seite 262 - And worse I may be yet : the worst is not So long as we can say,
Seite xiv - ... t were, the mirror up to nature ; to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure.
Seite 109 - I have been studying how I may compare This prison, where I live, unto the world : VOL.
Seite xiv - mid the islands of the Blest, Or in the fields of empyrean light. A meteor wert thou crossing a dark night : Yet shall thy name, conspicuous and sublime, Stand in the spacious firmament of time, Fixed as a. star : such glory is thy right. Alas ! it may not be : for earthly fame Is Fortune's frail dependant ; yet there lives A Judge, who, as man claims by merit, gives ; To whose all-pondering mind a noble aim, Faithfully kept, is as a noble deed ; In whose pure sight all virtue doth succeed.
Seite 94 - Conceiving that amongst these there must be some of merit, in person and by proxy I caused an investigation. I do not think that of those which I saw there was one which could be conscientiously tolerated. There never were such things as most of them...
Seite 169 - Leontes, and, I boldly say, not one of which marks its presence in Othello : — such as, first, an excitability by the most inadequate causes, and an eagerness to snatch at proofs ; secondly, a grossness of conception, and a disposition to degrade the object of the passion by sensual fancies and images; thirdly, a sense of shame of his own feelings exhibited in a solitary moodiness of...
Seite 22 - ... write that shall express the half? What can we do but pillow that fair head, And let the Spring-time write her epitaph? — As it will soon, in snowdrop, violet, Wind-flower and columbine and maiden's tear; Each letter of that pretty alphabet, That spells in flowers the pageant of the year. She was a maiden for a man to love ; She was a woman for a husband's life; One that had learned to value, far above The name of love, the sacred name of wife.
Seite 144 - Nature at a single view : A loose he gave to his unbounded soul, And taught new lands to rise, new seas to roll ; Call'd into being scenes unknown before, And, passing Nature's bounds, was something more.

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