A critical dictionary of English literature, and British and American authors living and deceased, Nide 1

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Chields & Peterson, 1859
 

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Sivu 14 - For Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
Sivu 15 - And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book: who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were, in the eye. Many a man lives a burden to the earth ; but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Sivu 176 - There shall be sung another golden age, The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads and noblest hearts. " Not such as Europe breeds in her decay ; Such as she bred when fresh and young, When heavenly flame did animate her clay, By future poets shall be sung. " Westward the course of empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Sivu 15 - Were I to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me during life, and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss, and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading.
Sivu 52 - History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815.
Sivu 72 - and tell you a truth which perchance ye will marvel at. One of the greatest benefits that ever God gave me is that he sent me so sharp and severe parents and so gentle a schoolmaster. For when I am in presence either of father or mother, whether I speak, keep silence, sit, stand, or go, eat, drink, be merry or sad, be sewing, playing, dancing, or doing...
Sivu 15 - I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men.
Sivu 101 - An appendix to the first edition of the Morbid Anatomy of some of the most important parts of the human body, London: J.
Sivu 21 - Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances. With an Historical Introduction on the Rise and Progress of Romantic Composition in France and England. Revised Edition. By JO Halliwell, FRS 5*. ENNEMOSER'S History of Magic. Translated by William Howitt. 2 vols. 5^. each. EPICTETUS, The Discourses of. With the ENCHEIRIDION and Fragments. Translated by George Long, MA 5^.
Sivu 16 - A taste for books is the pleasure and glory of my life; I would not exchange it for the glory of the Indies,' what a revolution would be created in the character, life and happiness of our young people!

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