La fille de Thuiskon: Teuton ideals in French prose

American Book Company, 1905 - 208 páginas

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Página 128 - And I have loved thee, Ocean ! and my joy Of youthful sports was on thy breast to be Borne, like thy bubbles, onward : from a boy I wantoned with thy breakers — they to me Were a delight : and if the freshening sea Made them a terror — 'twas a pleasing fear, For I was as it were a child of thee, And trusted to thy billows far and near, And laid my hand upon thy mane — as I do here.
Página 147 - Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.
Página 122 - THE sun makes music as of old Amid the rival spheres of Heaven, On its predestined circle rolled With thunder speed : the Angels even Draw strength from gazing on its glance, Though none its meaning fathom may: The world's unwithered countenance Is bright as at creation's day.
Página 148 - THE woods decay, the woods decay and fall, The vapours weep their burthen to the ground, Man comes and tills the field and lies beneath, And after many a summer dies the swan.
Página 121 - FATHER of all ! in every age, In every clime adored, By saint, by savage, and by sage, Jehovah, Jove, or Lord ! Thou great First Cause, least understood, Who all my sense confined To know but this, that Thou art good, And that myself am blind...
Página 132 - It is the hour when lovers' vows Seem sweet in every whisper'd word ; And gentle winds, and waters near, Make music to the lonely ear. Each flower the dews have lightly wet, And in the sky the stars are met, And on the wave is deeper blue, And on the leaf a browner hue, And in the heaven that clear obscure, So softly...
Página 153 - When grass-blades stiffen with red battle-dew, Ye deem we choose the victor and the slain : Say, choose we them that shall be leal and true To the heart's longing, the high faith of brain ? Yet there the victory lies, if ye but knew.
Página 122 - GABRIEL. And swift and swift, with rapid lightness, The adorned Earth spins silently, Alternating Elysian brightness With deep and dreadful night; the sea Foams in broad billows from the deep Up to the rocks ; and rocks and ocean, Onward, with spheres which never sleep, Are hurried in eternal motion. MICHAEL. And tempests in contention roar From land to sea, from sea to land ; And, raging, weave a chain of power, Which girds th"e earth, as with a band. A flashing desolation there, Flames before the...
Página 141 - Blessings be with them — and eternal praise, Who gave us nobler loves, and nobler cares — The Poets, who on earth have made us heirs Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays ! Oh ! might my name be numbered among theirs, Then gladly would I end my mortal days.
Página 154 - So backward still was turnd his wrincled face : Unlike to men, who ever, as they trace, Both feet and face one way are wont to lead.

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