The Story of My Life, Volume 4

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Página 364 - It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Página 276 - That pavement, damp and cold, no smiling courtiers tread ; one silent woman stands, lifting with meagre hands, a dying head. No mingling voices sound — an infant wail alone ; a sob suppressed — again that short deep gasp, and then the parting groan ! Oh ! change — oh, wondrous change ! burst are the prison bars ! This moment there, so low, so agonized ; — and now, beyond the stars ! Oh I change — stupendous change ! There lies the soulless clod : — the sun eternal breaks — the new immortal...
Página 364 - On parent knees, a naked new-born child Weeping thou sat'st while all around thee smiled ; So live, that sinking in thy last long sleep, Calm thou mayst smile, while all around thee weep.
Página 535 - The weight of this sad time we must obey, Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest hath borne most : we that are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long.
Página 565 - Then gin I thinke on that which Nature sayd, Of that same time when no more change shall be, But stedfast rest of all things, firmely stayd Upon the pillours of eternity...
Página 273 - This world is the best that we live in, To lend, or to spend, or to give in ; But to beg, or to borrow, or get a man's own, 'Tis the very worst world, sir, that ever was known.
Página 218 - BEFORE the beginning of years, There came to the making of man Time, with a gift of tears; Grief, with a glass that ran; Pleasure, with pain for leaven; Summer, with flowers that fell; Remembrance fallen from heaven, And madness risen from hell; Strength without hands to smite ; Love that endures for a breath; Night, the shadow of light, And life, the shadow of death.
Página 122 - Le présent est affreux, s'il n'est point d'avenir, Si la nuit du tombeau détruit l'être qui pense. Un jour tout sera bien, voilà notre espérance : Tout est bien aujourd'hui, voilà l'illusion.
Página 398 - The stream bears us on, and our joys and our griefs are alike left behind us. We may be shipwrecked, but we cannot...
Página 493 - Vien dietro a me, e lascia dir le genti: * Sta come torre ferma , che non crolla Giammai la cima per soffiar de...

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