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Página 43 - To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess.
Página 55 - have done those things which we ought not to have done, and we have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and there is no Health within us" — or, we might add, as little health as we can help.
Página 561 - Discussions having a tendency to create alarm or suspicion among the Native population, of any intended interference with their religious opinions or observances.
Página 207 - There is hardly a complete couplet enclosing a complete idea in the whole book. He wanders from one subject to another, from the association, not of ideas but of sounds, and the work is composed of hemistichs which, it is quite evident, have forced themselves upon the author by the mere force of the catch-words on which they turn.
Página 245 - It was now that he began that laborious work of amassing out of all the Classic Authors, both in Prose and Verse, a...
Página 91 - ... with tyrant-ridden France, speak the value of a spirit to be found only in men accustomed to indulge and express their honest sentiments.
Página 615 - I had thrown off half my clothes, when a cry of fire, fire! roused us from our calm content, and in five minutes the whole ship was in flames! I ran to examine whence the flames principally issued, and found that the fire had its origin immediately under our cabin. Down with the boats.
Página 90 - If our motives of action are worthy, it must be wise to render them intelligible throughout an empire, our hold on which is opinion. Further, it is salutary for supreme authority, even when its intentions are most pure, to look to the control of public scrutiny. While conscious of rectitude, that authority can lose nothing of its strength by its exposure to general comment. On the contrary, it acquires incalculable addition of force.
Página 246 - The Sunday's work was, for the most part, the reading each day a chapter of the Greek Testament, and hearing his learned exposition upon the same (and how this savored of atheism in him, I leave to the courteous backbiter to judge). The next work after this was the writing from his own dictation, some part, from time to time, of a tractate which he thought fit to collect from the ablest of divines who had written of that subject...