Society and Solitude: Twelve Chapters

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Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1870 - 269 oldal

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198. oldal - Ah Ben ! Say how or .when Shall we, thy guests, Meet at those lyric feasts, Made at the Sun, The Dog, the Triple Tun ; Where we such clusters had, As made us nobly wild, not mad? And yet each verse of thine Out-did the meat, out-did the frolic wine.
239. oldal - What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower...
154. oldal - CO. /CONSIDER what you have in the smallest chosen ^~^ library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries, in a thousand years, have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom.
101. oldal - ... college situated in a purer air ; so that his house was a university in a less volume ; whither they came not so much for repose as study ; and to examine and refine those grosser propositions, which laziness and consent made current in vulgar conversation.
139. oldal - There are days when the great are near us, when there is no frown on their brow, no condescension even; when they take us by the hand, and we share their thought.
114. oldal - Nature never hurries: atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. The lesson one learns in fishing, yachting, hunting or planting is the manners of Nature; patience with the delays of wind and sun, delays of the seasons, bad weather, excess or lack of water — patience with the slowness of our feet, with the parsimony of our strength, with the largeness of sea and land w* must traverse, etc.
158. oldal - The three practical rules, then, which I have to offer, are, — 1. Never read any book that is not a year old. 2. Never read any but famed books. 3. Never read any but what you like ; or, in Shakspeare's phrase, — " No profit goes where is no pleasure ta'en : In brief, sir, study what you most affect.
38. oldal - The conscious utterance of thought, by speech or action, to any end, is Art.
29. oldal - Still roll ; where all the aspects of misery Predominate; whose strong effects are such As he must bear, being powerless to redress; And that unless above himself he can Erect himself, how poor a thing is man...
25. oldal - Right position of woman in the State is another index. Poverty and industry with a healthy mind read very easily the laws of humanity, and love them : place the sexes in right relations of mutual respect, and a severe morality gives that essential charm to woman which educates all that is delicate, poetic, and self-sacrificing; breeds courtesy and learning, conversation and wit, in her rough mate ; so that I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.

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