Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished (first Time, 1839; Final 1869).

Chapman and Hall, 1869

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Side 370 - Schiller, immer wird, nie ist; never is, always is a-being. Sad, truly, were our condition did we know but this, that Change is universal and inevitable. Launched into a dark shoreless sea of Pyrrhonism, what would remain for us but to sail aimless, hopeless; or make madly merry, while the devouring Death had not yet ingulfed us? As indeed, we have seen many, and still see many do. Nevertheless so stands it not. The venerator of the Past (and to what pure heart is the Past, in that ' moonlight of...
Side 82 - Dank dazu haben. Er ist bei uns wohl auf dem Plan mit seinem Geist und Gaben. Nehmen sie den Leib, Gut, Ehr, Kind und Weib, laß fahren dahin. Sie haben's kein Gewinn. Das Reich muß uns doch bleiben.
Side 82 - A safe stronghold our God is still, A trusty shield and weapon ; He'll help us clear from all the ill That hath us now o'ertaken. The ancient Prince of Hell Hath risen with purpose fell ; Strong mail of Craft and Power He weareth in this hour, On Earth is not his fellow. With force of arms we nothing can, Full soon were we down-ridden ; But for us fights the proper Man, Whom God himself hath bidden.
Side 403 - To understand man, however, we must look beyond the individual man and his actions or interests, and view him in combination with his fellows. It is in society that man first feels what he is ; first becomes what he can be.
Side 273 - ... and cunning triumphs where Honesty is worsted ; and now, as then, it is the wise man's part to know this, and cheerfully look for it, and cheerfully defy it : Ut vulpis adulatio Here thro...
Side 123 - Let some beneficent divinity snatch him, when a suckling, from the breast of his mother, and nurse him with the milk of a better time, that he may ripen to his full stature beneath a distant Grecian sky. And having grown to manhood, let him return, a foreign shape, into his century ; not, however, to delight it by his presence, but dreadful, like the Son of Agamemnon, to purify it.
Side 271 - Reynard the Fox, like stolen waters, with a timorous joy. So much for the outward fortunes of this remarkable Book. It comes before us with a character such as can belong only to a very few ; that of being a true World'sBook, which through centuries was everywhere at home, the spirit of which diffused itself into all languages and all minds. These quaint -/Esopic figures have painted themselves in innumerable heads ; that rough, deep-lying humour has been the laughter of many generations.
Side 284 - ... those swarms of publications now daily issuing from the banks of the Danube, which, like their ravaging predecessors of the darker ages, though with far other and more fatal arms, are overrunning civilized society. Those readers, whose purer taste has been formed on the correct models of the old classic school, see with indignation and astonishment the Huns and Vandals once more overpowering the Greeks and Romans. They behold our minds, with a retrograde but rapid motion, hurried back to the...
Side 371 - The true Past departs not, nothing that was worthy in the Past departs; no Truth or Goodness realised by man ever dies, or can die ; but is all still here, and, recognised or not, lives and works through endless changes.
Side 82 - Und wollt' uns gar verschlingen, So fürchten wir uns nicht so sehr ; Es soll uns doch gelingen. Der Fürst dieser Welt, Wie sauer er sich stellt, Thut er uns doch nicht.

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