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George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals, Svazek 3
Úplné zobrazení - 1903
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Strana 284 - Desiring this man's art and that man's scope, With what I most enjoy contented least ; Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising, Haply I think on thee, and then my state, Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate; For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
Strana 388 - The human nature unto which I felt That I belonged, and reverenced with love, Was not a punctual presence, but a spirit Diffused through time and space, with aid derived Of evidence from monuments, erect, Prostrate, or leaning towards their common rest In earth, the widely scattered wreck sublime Of vanished nations, or more clearly drawn From books and what they picture and record.
Strana 398 - Your letter was forwarded to me here, and it was a great joy to me to have your kind words of sympathy, for our long silence has never broken the affection for you which began when we were little ones. My husband, too, was much pleased to read your letter. I have known his family for eleven years, and they have received me amongst them very lovingly. The only point to be regretted in our marriage is that I am much older than he ; but his affection has made him choose this lot of caring for me rather...
Strana 469 - The Volumes are also sold separately, price 5s. each, viz. :— Romola. 2 vols.— Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob, 1 vol.— Adam Bede. 2 vols.— Scenes of Clerical Life. 2 vols.— The Mill on the Floss. 2 vols.— Felix Holt 2 vols.— Middlemarch. 3 vols.— Daniel Deronda. 3 vols.— The Spanish Gypsy, 1 vol. — Jubal, and other Poems, Old and New. 1 vol.— Theophrastus Such, 1 vol.
Strana 389 - Tis not in battles that from youth we train The governor who must be wise and good, And temper with the sternness of the brain Thoughts motherly, and meek as womanhood. Wisdom doth live with children round her knees : Books, leisure, perfect freedom, and the talk Man holds with week-day man in the hourly walk Of the mind's business : these are the degrees By which true sway doth mount ; this is the stalk True power doth grow on ; and her rights are these.
Strana 420 - But what more oft, in nations grown corrupt, And by their vices brought to servitude, Than to love bondage more than liberty — Bondage with ease than strenuous liberty — And to despise, or envy, or suspect, Whom God hath of his special favour raised As their deliverer?
Strana 137 - I don't see how I can leave anything out, because I hope there is nothing that will be seen to be irrelevant to my design, which is to show the gradual action of ordinary causes rather than exceptional...
Strana 295 - English, the stupidity—which is still the average mark of our culture. " Yes, I expected more aversion than I have found. But I was happily independent in material things, and felt no temptation to accommodate my writing to any standard except that of trying to do my best in what seemed to me most needful to be done ; and I sum up with the writer of the Book of Maccabees, ' If I have done well, and as befits the subject, it is what I desired ; and if I have done ill, it is what I could attain unto.
Strana 86 - I do not find my temple in Pantheism, which, whatever might be its value speculatively, could not yield a practical religion, since it is an attempt to look at the universe from the outside of our relations to it (that universe) as human beings. As healthy, sane human beings, we must love and hate,—love what is good for mankind, hate what is evil for mankind. For years of my youth I dwelt in dreams of a pantheistic sort, falsely supposing that I was enlarging my sympathy. But I have travelled far...