The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 17, Issue 7

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Herrick & Noyes, 1852
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Page 244 - For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
Page 246 - Yes, madam, I think you will like them, when you shall see them on a beautiful quarto page, where a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow of margin.
Page 244 - Sterne, and all that class of perpetually self-reproductive volumes — Great Nature's Stereotypes — we see them individually perish with less regret, because we know the copies of them to be
Page 244 - That weight of wood, with leathern coat o'erlaid ; Those ample clasps, of solid metal made...
Page 245 - It was a happy time, when all learning was in manuscript, and some little officer, like our author, did keep the keys of the library; when the clergy needed no more knowledge than to read the liturgy, and the laity no more clerkship than to save them from hanging. But now, since printing came into the world, such is the mischief, that a man cannot write a book, but presently he is answered. Could the press but...
Page 258 - Chaldsean shepherd lay, Gazing all night, with calm, creative view, Into the overhanging blue, And found, amid the many-twinkling stars, Warriors and maidens fair, Heroes of marvellous deeds and direful wars, Serpents and flaming hair, The Dragon and the Bear, A silvery Venus and a lurid Mars. • ' ~ • II. Come at thy lover's call : Thou, that, with embraces kind, Throwing thy tendrils round the lives of all, Something in all to beautify dost find ! So thine own ivy, on the Gothic wall, Or pendent...
Page 268 - ... is the negation of all that civilization stands for. "Belgium has been crucified in the face of the world. Its innocence of any offense, until it was attacked, is too clear for argument. Its voluntary immolation to preserve its solemn guarantee of neutrality will 'plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against the deep damnation of its taking off.
Page 258 - QUEEN of the shadowy clime ! Thou of the fairy-spell and wondrous lay : Sweet Romance ! breathe upon my way, Not with the breath of this degenerate time, But of that age when life was summer play, When Nature wore a verdurous hue, And Earth kept holiday ; When on the ground...
Page 271 - Louisiana, whose grace aud dignity as a Presiding Officer, certainly added much to the pleasurable effect of the Exhibition.

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