Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Bind 3

James Munroe, 1839 - 524 sider

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Side 159 - I hope it is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received, or to be unwilling that the Public should consider me as owing that to a Patron, which Providence has enabled me to do for myself. Having carried on my work thus far with so little obligation to any...
Side 158 - Seven years, my Lord, have now past, since I waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from your door ; during which time I have been pushing on my work through difficulties, of which it is useless to...
Side 185 - His thoughts in the latter part of his life were frequently employed on his deceased friends ; he often muttered these or such like sentences : ' Poor man ! and then he died.' '' How he patiently converts his poor home into a Lazaretto; endures, for long years, the contradiction of the miserable and unreasonable ; with him unconnected, save that they had no other to yield them refuge ! Generous old man ! Worldly possession...
Side 175 - He then burst into such a fit of laughter, that he appeared to be almost in a convulsion ; and, in order to support himself, laid hold of one of the posts at the side of the foot pavement, and sent forth peals so loud, that in the silence of the night his voice seemed to resound from Temple-bar to Fleetditch.
Side 158 - The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been kind ; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary and cannot impart it; till I am known and do not want it.
Side 110 - A loving Heart is the beginning of all Knowledge. This it is that opens the whole mind, quickens every faculty of the intellect to do its fit work, that of knowing; and therefrom, by sure consequence, of vividly utteringforth. Other secret for being 'graphic' is there none, worth having: but this is an all-sufficient one.
Side 106 - King by the weight of his boots (for he could not put them off when he cut off his hair, for want of shoes), before morning they came to a poor cottage, the owner whereof being a Roman Catholic was known to Careless.
Side 158 - I have been pushing on my work through difficulties, of which it is useless to complain, and have brought it, at last, to the verge of publication, without one act of assistance, one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a Patron before. ' The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks.
Side 187 - Pride was the source of that refusal, and the remembrance of it was painful. A few years ago I desired to atone for this fault. I went to Uttoxeter in very bad weather, and stood for a considerable time bareheaded in the rain, on the spot where my father's stall used to stand. In contrition I stood, and I hope the penance was expiatory.
Side 280 - Thy life is lawless, and thy law a lie, Or nature is a dream unnatural. Look on the clouds, the streams, the earth, the sky ! Lo, all is interchange and harmony ! Where is the gorgeous pomp which, yester morn...

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