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234. 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.
281. 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...
188. oldal - The mathematics and the metaphysics, Fall to them as you find your stomach serves you ; No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en : In brief, sir, study what you most affect.
168. oldal - One of the illusions is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
260. oldal - He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
64. oldal - Plato says that the punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is, to live under the government of worse men...
34. oldal - These are traits, and measures, and modes; and the true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops,— no, but the kind of man the country turns out.
88. oldal - ... they are all pretty well acquainted with the object of the meeting ; they have all read the facts in the same newspapers. The orator possesses no information which his hearers have not ; yet he teaches them to see the thing with his eyes. By the new placing, the circumstances acquire new solidity and wor.th. Every fact gains consequence by his naming it, and' trifles become important. His expressions fix themselves in men's memories, and fly from mouth to mouth.
74. oldal - As I listened to the orator, I felt for more than half an hour as if I were the most culpable being on earth." In these examples, higher qualities have already entered, but the power of detaining the ear by pleasing speech, and addressing the fancy and imagination, often exists without higher merits.