Representative Men: Seven Lectures

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1883 - Počet stran: 276
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Strana 12 - I cannot tell what I would know; but I have observed there are persons, who, in their character and actions, answer questions which I have not skill to put.
Strana 151 - Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in...
Strana 86 - The loyalty, well held to fools, does make Our faith mere folly: — Yet he that can endure To follow with allegiance a fallen lord, Does conquer him that did his master conquer, And earns a place i
Strana 197 - What may this mean, That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel, Revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon, Making night hideous, and we fools of nature So horridly to shake our disposition With thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls ? Say, why is this?
Strana 209 - Adam's fall and curse, behind us; with doomsdays and purgatorial and penal fires before us; and the heart of the seer and the heart of the listener sank in them.
Strana 268 - I discern no form, only some irresponsible shadow, oftener, some monied corporation, or some dangler, who hopes in the mask and robes of his paragraph, to pass for somebody. But, through every clause and part of speech of a right book, I meet the eyes of the most determined of men: his force and terror inundate every word: the commas and dashes are alive; so that...
Strana 190 - It is easy to see that what is best written or done by genius, in the world, was no man's work, but came by wide social labor, when a thousand wrought like one, sharing the same impulse.
Strana 195 - Schlegel, that the rapid burst of German literature was most intimately connected. It was not until the nineteenth century, whose speculative genius is a sort of living Hamlet, that the tragedy of Hamlet could find such wondering readers. Now, literature, philosophy, and thought are Shakspearized. His mind is the horizon beyond which, at present, we do not see.
Strana 169 - What front can we make against these unavoidable, victorious, maleficent forces? What can I do against the influence of race in my history ? What can I do against hereditary and constitutional habits, against scrofula,, lymph, impotence ? against climate, against barbarism in my country ? I can reason down or deny every thing except this perpetual Belly ; feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable.
Strana 199 - Collier, and now read one of these skyey sentences, — aerolites, — which seem to have fallen out of heaven, and which not your experience but the man within the breast has accepted as words of fate, and tell me if they match ; if the former account in any manner for the latter; or which gives the most historical insight into the man. Hence, though our external history is so meagre, yet, with...

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