Novels, Poems and Letters of Charles Kingsley: Westward Ho

Co-operative Publication Society, 1899
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Página 222 - A gentle sound, an awful light! Three angels bear the holy Grail: With folded feet, in stoles of white, On sleeping wings they sail. Ah, blessed vision! blood of God! My spirit beats her mortal bars, As down dark tides the glory slides. And star-like mingles with the stars. When on my goodly charger borne Thro' dreaming towns I go, The cock crows ere the Christmas morn, The streets are dumb with snow.
Página 357 - Life is a Jest, and all Things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it.
Página 374 - Short upper lip— sweet lips ! that make us sigh Ever to have seen such ; for she was one Fit for the model of a statuary, (A race of mere impostors, when all's done — I've seen much finer women, ripe and real, Than all the nonsense of their stone ideal).
Página 21 - ON either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the wold and meet the sky : And thro...
Página 273 - Tom at heart was a truly genuine man, sincere and faithful to his own scheme of the universe. How that man, through all his eventful life, had been enabled to " Bate not a jot of heart or hope, But steer right onward," was a problem which Frank longed curiously, and yet fearfully withal, to solve. There were many qualities in him which Frank could not but admire, and long to imitate ; and, " Whence had they come 1 " was another problem at which he looked, trembling as many a new thought crossed him.
Página 187 - Let any one set his heart, in these days, to do what is right, and nothing else ; and it will not be long ere his brow is stamped with all that goes to make up the heroical expression — with noble indignation, noble self-restraint, great hopes, great sorrows; perhaps, even, with the print of the martyr's crown of thorns.
Página 174 - Zephirus eke with his sote brethe Enspired hath in every holt and hethe The tendre croppes, and the yonge...
Página 35 - If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Página 8 - I find everywhere schools, libraries, and mechanics' institutes springing up : and rich and poor meeting together more and more in the faith that God has made them all. As for the outward and material improvements — you know as well as I, that since free trade and emigration, the labourers confess themselves better off than they have been for fifty years ; and though you will not see in the chalk counties that rapid and enormous agricultural improvement...
Página 235 - ... no man ever yet was. My dear fellow, don't you see that what some painters call idealizing a portrait is, if it be wisely done, really painting for you the face which you see and know and love; her evershifting features, with expression varying more rapidly than the gleam of the diamond on her finger; features which you, in your turn, are looking at with ever-shifting eyes; while, perhaps, if it is a face which you love and have lingered over, a dozen other expressions equally belonging to it...

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