Essays by Divers Hands

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1926
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Página 159 - To sit as a passive bucket and be pumped into, whether you consent or not, can in the long-run be exhilarating to no creature; how eloquent soever the flood of utterance that is descending.
Página 85 - Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget. I shall not see the shadows, I shall not feel the rain; I shall not hear the nightingale Sing on, as if in pain: And dreaming through the twilight That doth not rise nor set...
Página 111 - What are they but His jewels Of right celestial worth ? What are they but the ladder Set up to heaven on earth...
Página 158 - The good man, he was now getting old, towards sixty perhaps ; and gave you the idea of a life that had been full of sufferings; a life heavy-laden, half-vanquished, still swimming painfully in seas of manifold physical and other bewilderment. Brow and head were round, and of massive weight, but the face was flabby and irresolute. The deep eyes, of a light hazel, were as full of sorrow as of inspiration; confused pain looked mildly from...
Página 92 - Fear no more the frown o' the great, Thou art past the tyrant's stroke ; Care no more to clothe, and eat ; To thee the reed is as the oak : The sceptre, learning, physic, must All follow this, and come to...
Página 5 - Salisbury,' (to which see he had recently been translated from St David's,) 'and others of our loving subjects, who have, under our royal patronage, formed themselves into a society for the advancement of literature — by the publication of inedited remains of ancient literature, and of such works as may be of great intrinsic value, but not of that popular character which usually claims the attention of publishers...
Página 94 - A roof for when the slow dark hours begin. May not the darkness hide it from my face? You cannot miss that inn. Shall I meet other wayfarers at night? Those who have gone before. Then must I knock, or call when just in sight? They will not keep you standing at that door. Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak? Of labour you shall find the sum. Will there be beds for me and all who seek? Yea, beds for all who come.
Página 6 - ... by the assigning of honorary rewards to works of great literary merit, and to important discoveries in literature ; and by establishing a correspondence with learned men in foreign countries, for the purpose of literary inquiry and information.
Página 108 - Sleeping at last, the trouble and tumult over, Sleeping at last, the struggle and horror past, Cold and white, out of sight of friend and of lover, Sleeping at last.
Página 83 - Eye not her loveliness askance, Forge not for her a galling chain ; Leave her at peace to bloom again, Vine-clad France. " A time there is for change and chance, A time for passing of the cup : And One abides can yet bind up Broken France.

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