Theological Essays and Other Papers: Secession from the church of Scotland. Toilette of the Hebrew lady. Milton. Charlemagne. Modern Greece. Lord Carlisle on Pope

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Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1854
 

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Page 239 - But ask not to what doctors I apply ; Sworn to no master, of no sect am I : As drives the storm, at any door I knock, And house with Montaigne now, or now with Locke...
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Page 110 - Michael Angelo has introduced the pagan deities in connection with the hierarchy of the Christian heavens. Now, it is very true that one great man cannot palliate the error of another great man, by repeating the same error himself. But, though it cannot avail as an excuse, such a conformity of ideas serves as a summons to a much more vigilant examination of the case than might else be instituted. One man might err from inadvertency; but that two, and both men trained to habits of constant meditation,...
Page 204 - Athenian capital, though now raised to the rank of metropolis for universal Greece. IV. There are, however, mixed monuments, not artificial in their origin, but which gradually came to act upon the feelings as such from their use, and habitual connexion with human purposes. Such for instance is the Acro-Corinthus, of which Mr Mure says — that it " is by far the most striking object that I have ever seen, either abroad or at home. Neither the Acropolis of Athens, nor the Larissa of Argos, nor even...
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