James and Horace Smith ...

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Hurst and Blackett, limited, 1899 - 312 pages
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Page 217 - Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?
Page 175 - He was the most gentle, most amiable, and least worldly-minded person I ever met; full of delicacy, disinterested beyond all other men, and possessing a degree of genius, joined to a simplicity, as rare as it is admirable. He had formed to himself a beau ideal of all that is fine, high-minded, and noble, and he acted up to this ideal even to the very letter.
Page 173 - More popular poets clothe the ideal with familiar and sensible imagery. Shelley loved to idealize the real — to gift the mechanism of the material universe with a soul and a voice, and to bestow such also on the most delicate and abstract emotions and thoughts of the mind.
Page 111 - MIDNIGHT, and yet no eye Through all the Imperial City closed in sleep! Behold her streets ablaze With light that seems to kindle the red sky, Her myriads swarming through the crowded ways ! Master and slave, old age and infancy, All, all, abroad to gaze : House-top and balcony Clustered with women, who throw back their veils, With unimpeded and insatiate sight To view the funeral pomp which passes by, As if the mournful rite Were but to them a scene of joyance...
Page 134 - ... a mannerism in their very eating and drinking, in their mere handling a decanter. They talked of Kean and his low company. " Would I were with that company instead of yours,
Page 192 - Wit and sense, Virtue and human knowledge; all that might Make this dull world a business of delight, Are all combined in Horace Smith.
Page 170 - EARTH, ocean, air, beloved brotherhood ! If our great Mother has imbued my soul With aught of natural piety to feel Your love, and recompense the boon with mine ; If dewy morn, and odorous noon, and even, With sunset and its gorgeous ministers, And solemn midnight's tingling silentness ; If autumn's hollow sighs in the sere wood, And winter robing with pure snow and crowns Of starry ice the...
Page 264 - Or doffed thine own to let Queen Dido pass, Or held, by Solomon's own invitation, A torch at the great Temple's dedication.
Page 286 - For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
Page 186 - The fact is, my lord, I am engaged to dine at the next house — and — and — ' " ' And, sir, you thought you might as well save your own dinner by spoiling mine ? ' " ' Exactly so, my lord, but — ' " ' Sir, I wish you a good evening.

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