The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 5

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1904
 

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Page 349 - Where he greatly stood at bay, Whence he issued forth anew, And ever great and greater grew, Beating from the wasted vines Back to France her banded swarms, Back to France with countless blows, Till o'er the hills her eagles flew...
Page 360 - Fairfax, their Waller, and all The roundheaded rebels of Westminster Hall ; But tell these bold traitors of London's proud town, That the spears of the North have encircled the Crown.
Page 15 - He was tall and gaunt, with a cliff-like brow, self-possessed and holding his extraordinary powers of conversation in easy command; clinging to his northern accent with evident relish; full of lively anecdote and with a streaming humor which floated everything he looked upon.
Page 98 - The greater part, in value, of the wealth now existing in England has been produced by human hands within the last twelve months.
Page 15 - Dunscore, sixteen miles distant. No public coach passed near it, so I took a private carriage from the inn. I found the house amid desolate heathery hills, where the lonely scholar nourished his mighty heart. Carlyle was a man from his youth, an author who did not need to hide from his readers, and as absolute a man of the world, unknown and exiled on that hillfarm, as if holding on his own terms what is best in London.
Page 326 - Tu quoque, tu in summis, o dimidiate Menander, poneris, et merito, puri sermonis amator. Lenibus atque utinam scriptis adiuncta foret vis, comica ut aequato virtus polleret honore cum Graecis, neve hac despectus parte iaceres. Unum hoc maceror ac doleo tibi desse, Terenti.
Page 326 - Richard Lucas, DD (1648-1715), wrote "Enquiry after Happiness" and " Practical Christianity, or an Account of the Holiness which the Gospel enjoins." Page 8, note 2. A friend informs me that the following hexameters of Julius Caesar, the only specimen of his verse that we have, are found in an extract from the life of Terentius by Suetonius, preserved by Donatus in the introduction to his commentary on this poet.
Page 109 - Every class has its noble and tender examples. Domesticity is the taproot which enables the nation to branch wide and high. The motive and end of their trade and empire is to guard the independence and privacy of their homes.
Page 241 - ... which each science has its own illustration. He complains that " he finds this part of learning very deficient, the profounder sort of wits drawing a bucket now and then for their own use, but the spring-head unvisited. This was the dry light which did scorch and offend most men's watery natures.
Page 4 - The young scholar fancies it happiness enough to live with people who can give an inside to the world ; without reflecting that they are prisoners, too, of their own thought, and cannot apply themselves to yours. The conditions of literary success are almost destructive of the best social power, as they do not leave that frolic liberty which only can encounter a companion on the best terms.

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