Irish Essays: And Others

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Smith, Elder, 1891 - 222 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 143 - Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth ; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes : but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
Pàgina 141 - In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
Pàgina 142 - Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun...
Pàgina 155 - This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea. . . . This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England, This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings, Fear'd by their breed and famous by their birth.
Pàgina 41 - ... the power of conduct, the power of intellect and knowledge, the power of beauty, and the power of social life and manners...
Pàgina 8 - I must say from all accounts, and my own observations, that the state of our fellow-countrymen in the parts I have named is worse than that of any people in the world, let alone Europe. I believe that these people are made as we are, that they are patient beyond belief, loyal, but at the same time broken-spirited and desperate, living on the verge of starvation in places where we would not keep our cattle.
Pàgina 7 - Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them ; they looked like anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...
Pàgina 205 - Not that they failed in expression, or were inattentive to it; on the contrary, they are the highest models of expression, the unapproached masters of the grand style: but their expression is so excellent because it is so admirably kept in its right degree of prominence ; because it is so simple and so well subordinated; because it draws its force directly from the pregnancy of the matter which it conveys.
Pàgina 3 - I did not obey your instructions ! No, I conformed to the instructions of truth and nature, and maintained your interest against your opinions with a constancy that became me. A representative worthy of you ought to be a person of stability.
Pàgina 201 - ... a forgetfulness of evils, and a truce from cares : " and it is not enough that the Poet should add to the knowledge of men, it is required of him also that he should add to their happiness.

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