Historical and Critical Essays, Volume 2

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Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1853 - Essenes
 

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Page 230 - So am I as the rich, whose blessed key Can bring him to his sweet up-locked treasure, The which he will not every hour survey, For blunting the fine point of seldom pleasure. Therefore are feasts so solemn and so rare, Since, seldom coming, in the long year set, Like stones of worth they thinly placed are, Or captain jewels in the carcanet.
Page 253 - ... dykes of the low, fat, Bedford level will have nothing to fear from all the pickaxes of all the levellers of France. As long as our Sovereign Lord the King, and his faithful subjects, the Lords and Commons of this realm - the triple cord which no man can break...
Page 254 - ... rights; the joint and several securities, each in its place and order, for every kind and every quality, of property and of dignity, — as long as these endure, so long the Duke of Bedford is safe: and we are all safe together — the high from the blights of envy and the spoliations of rapacity; the low from the iron hand of oppression and the insolent spurn of contempt. Amen ! and so be it : and so it will be, Dum (loin us jEneae Capitoli immobile saxum Accolet; imperiumque pater Romanus habebit.
Page 253 - British monarchy, not more limited than fenced by the orders of the state, shall, like the proud Keep of Windsor, rising in the majesty of proportion, and girt with the double belt of its kindred and coeval towers...
Page 162 - Now then, reader, you are arrived at that station from which you overlook the whole of Greek literature, as a few explanations will soon convince you. Where is Homer, where is Hesiod...
Page 254 - Tacitus of the Temple of Jerusalem, t Bedford level, a rich tract of land so called in Bedfordshire. of each other's being, and each other's rights ; the joint and several securities, each .in its place and order for every kind and every quality of property and of dignity, — as long as these endure, so long the Duke of Bedford is safe ; and we are all safe together; — the high from the blights of envy, and the spoliation of rapacity ; the low from the iron hand of oppression, and the insolent...
Page 67 - ... it, — now putting it directly before the eye, now obliquely, now in an abstract shape, now in the concrete ; all which being the ,'proper technical discipline for dealing with such cases, ought no longer to be viewed as a licentious mode of style, but as the just style in respect of those licentious circumstances. And the true art for such popular display is — to contrive the best forms for appearing to say something new, when in reality you are but echoing yourself; to break up massy chords...
Page 32 - Great princes' favourites their fair leaves spread But as the marigold at the sun's eye, And in themselves their pride lies buried, For at a frown they in their glory die. The painful warrior famoused for fight, After a thousand victories once foil'd, Is from the book of honour razed quite, And all the rest forgot for which he toil'd : Then happy I, that love and am beloved Where I may not remove nor be removed.
Page 253 - Such are their ideas ; such their religion, and such their law. But as to our country and our race, as long as the wellcompacted structure of our church and state, the sanctuary, the holy of holies of that ancient law, defended by reverence, defended...
Page 240 - ... for dispensations, and love God and religion less and less, till their old age, instead of a crown of their virtue and perseverance, ends in levity and unprofitable courses; light and useless as the tufted feathers upon the cane, every wind can play with it and abuse it, but no man can make it useful.

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