The Life of Edward FitzGerald, Volume 2

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Grant Richards, 1904 - 80 pages

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Page 113 - But the thing a man does practically believe (and this is often enough without asserting it even to himself, much less to others) ; the thing a man does practically lay to heart, and know for certain, concerning his vital relations to this mysterious Universe, and his duty and destiny there, that is in all cases the primary thing for him, and creatively determines all the rest. That is his religion...
Page 117 - We are no other than a moving row Of Magic Shadow-shapes that come and go Round with the Sun-illumined Lantern held In Midnight by the Master of the Show...
Page 11 - WAKE ! For the Sun, who scatter'd into flight The Stars before him from the Field of Night, Drives Night along with them from Heav'n, and strikes The Sultan's Turret with a Shaft of Light. ii Before the phantom of False morning died, Methought a Voice within the Tavern cried, "When all the Temple is prepared within, "Why nods the drowsy Worshipper outside?
Page 12 - I hope this is not very cavalier of me. But, in truth, I take old Omar rather more as my property than yours; he and I are more akin, are we not? You see all [his] Beauty, but you don't feel with him in some respects as I do.
Page 59 - I smote him, and he bellow'd ; and again I smote, and with a groan his knees gave way ; And, as he fell before me, with a third And last libation from the deadly mace I...
Page 174 - As men will children at their sports behold, And smile to see them, though unmoved and cold, Smile at the recollected games, and then Depart and mix in the affairs of men : So Rachel looks upon the world, and sees It...
Page 173 - Choked the small stream, and hush'd the feeble sound ; While the dead foliage dropt from loftier trees Our Squire beheld not with his wonted ease, But to his own reflections made reply, And said aloud, "Yes! doubtless we must die.
Page 212 - It seems strange to me to be so seemingly alert certainly, alive amid such fatalities with younger and stronger people. But, even while I say so, the hair may break, and the suspended Sword fall.
Page 140 - A gentleman of large fortune, while we were seriously conversing, ordered a servant to throw some coals on the fire. A puff of smoke came out. He threw himself back in his chair, and cried out, " O Mr. Wesley, these are the crosses I meet with every day!
Page 97 - The surf bark from the Nor'ard " ; or, as was otherwise said to me, " the sea aint lost his woice from the Nor'ard yet," a sign, by the way, that the wind is to come from that quarter. A poetical word, such as those whose business is with the sea are apt to use. Listening one night to the sea some way inland, a sailor said to me, " Yes, sir, the sea roar for the loss of the wind " ; which a landsman properly interpreted as only meaning that the sea made itself heard when the wind had subsided.

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