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233 ページ - And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
308 ページ - Ye stars are but the shining dust Of my divine abode, The pavement of those heavenly courts, Where I shall reign with God.
263 ページ - Lake Leman lies by Chillon's walls: A thousand feet in depth below Its massy waters meet and flow; Thus much the fathom-line was sent no From Chillon's snow-white battlement, Which round about the wave enthralls: A double dungeon wall and wave Have made — and like a living grave.
317 ページ - ... the true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them.
333 ページ - We see him, so far as we do see him, not in himself, but in a reflex image from the objectivity in which he was manifested : he is Falstaff and Mercutio and Malvolio and Jaques and Portia and Imogen and Lear and Othello ; but to us he is scarcely a determined person, a substantial reality of past time, the man Shakspeare. The two greatest names in poetry are to us little more than names. If we are not yet come to question his unity, as we do that of " the blind old man of Scio's rocky isle...
216 ページ - I no sooner (saith he) come into the library, but I bolt the door to me, excluding lust, ambition, avarice, and all such vices, whose nurse is Idleness, the mother of Ignorance, and Melancholy herself, and in the very lap of eternity, amongst so many divine souls, I take my seat with so lofty a spirit and sweet content, that I pity all our great ones, and rich men that know not this happiness.
43 ページ - The true test of a great man — that, at least, which must secure his place among the highest order of great men — is his having been. in advance of his age.
352 ページ - Review; this was acceded to •with acclamation. I was appointed Editor, and remained long enough in Edinburgh to edit the first number of the Edinburgh Review.
392 ページ - And bread itself is gather'd as a fruit ; ' Where none contest the fields, the woods, the streams : — The goldless age, where gold disturbs no dreams, Inhabits or inhabited the shore, Till Europe taught them better than before : Bestow'd her customs, and amended theirs, But left her vices also to their heirs.