Political Essays, with Sketches of Public Characters

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William Hone, 1819 - 439페이지
 

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267 페이지 - Ay, sir ; to be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.
370 페이지 - How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
312 페이지 - But pleasures are like poppies spread — You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow falls in the river — A moment white, then melts for ever...
128 페이지 - And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him ; and spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke ; my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
142 페이지 - What is he, whose grief Bears such an emphasis ? whose phrase of sorrow Conjures the wand'ring stars, and makes them stand Like wonder-wounded hearers ? this is I, Hamlet the Dane.
xvi 페이지 - For never can true reconcilement grow Where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep...
252 페이지 - Thankless too for peace, (Peace long preserved by fleets and perilous seas) Secure from actual warfare, we have loved To swell the warwhoop, passionate for war ! Alas ! for ages ignorant of all Its ghastlier workings, (famine or blue plague, Battle, or siege, or flight through wintry...
136 페이지 - The preacher then launched into his subject, like an eagle dallying with the wind. The sermon was upon peace and war — upon church and state — not their alliance, but their separation — on the spirit of the world, and the spirit of Christianity, not as the same, but as opposed to one another. He talked of those who had inscribed the cross of Christ on banners dripping with human gore.
136 페이지 - And for myself, I could not have been more delighted if I had heard the music of the spheres. Poetry and Philosophy had met together. Truth and Genius had embraced, under the eye and with the sanction of Religion.
xxxvi 페이지 - Tis avarice all, ambition is no more ! See, all our nobles begging to be slaves ! See, all our fools aspiring to be knaves ! The wit of cheats, the courage of a whore, Are what ten thousand envy and adore ! All, all look up with reverential awe, At crimes that 'scape, or triumph o'er the law : While truth, worth, wisdom, daily they decry — ' Nothing is sacred now but villany.

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