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Stran 77 - not always, can leave. It is for this that we pay him this homage of memory. He himself has said that — " It seems like stories from the land of spirits If any man obtain that which he merits, Or any merit that which he attains.'' Both conditions are fulfilled to-day. BOOKS AND LIBRARIES
Stran 124 - np with newer might To me are nothing novel, nothing strange ; They are but dressings of a former sight" ? But this imputed and vicarious longevity, though it may be obscurely operative in our lives and fortunes, is no valid offset for the shortness of our days, nor widens by a hair's breadth the horizon of our memories. Man and his monuments are
Stran 70 - he so often betrays for clouds, and see him, to use his own words, " making the shifting clouds seem what you please," or " a traveller go from mount to mount through cloudland, gorgeous land." Or sometimes I think of him as an alchemist in search of the
Stran 178 - therefore, with some diffidence, and shall make my excuses in the words of an elder who in my youth was accounted wise. Lord Bacon, a man versed both in affairs and in books, says: " And for the matter of policy and government, that learning should rather hurt than enable
Stran 12 - You 're another." I shall address myself to a single point only in the long list of offences of which we are more or less gravely accused, because that really includes all the rest. It is that we are infecting the Old World with what seems to be thought the entirely
Stran 206 - The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure, and he that hath little business shall become wise." — Ecclesiasticus xxxviii. 24.
Stran 178 - is a thing very improbable. We see it is accounted an error to commit a natural body to empiric physicians who commonly have a few pleasing receipts wherenpon they are confident and adventurous,
Stran 213 - which allows its chief energies and interests to be wholly absorbed in the pursuit of a mundane prosperity. " Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment." I admire our energy, our enterprise, our inventiveness, our
Stran 77 - whatever literature, or still better to choose some one great author, and make themselves thoroughly familiar with him. For, as all roads lead to Rome, so do they likewise lead away from it, and you will find that, in order to understand perfectly and weigh exactly any vital piece of literature, you will be gradually and pleasantly persuaded to excursions and explorations of which you little
Stran 132 - friend Dr. Charles Deane, the most learned of our historical antiquarians, kindly informs me that the passage alluded to in the text should read, " God sifted a whole Nation that he might send choice Grain out into this Wilderness." Stoughton's Election Sermon, preached in