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Halaman 40 - And from her arched brows such a grace Sheds itself through the face, As alone there triumphs to the life All the gain, all the good, of the elements
Halaman 31 - YES, it was the mountain Echo, Solitary, clear, profound, Answering to the shouting Cuckoo, Giving to her sound for sound ! Unsolicited reply To a babbling wanderer sent ; Like her ordinary cry, Like — but oh, how different ! Hears not also mortal Life? Hear not we, unthinking Creatures ! Slaves of folly, love, or strife — Voices of two different natures! Have not we too? — yes, we have Answers, and we know not whence ; Echoes from beyond the grave...
Halaman 167 - There is a poor, blind Samson in this land, Shorn of his strength, and bound in bonds of steel, Who may, in some grim revel, raise his hand, And shake the pillars of this Commonweal, Till the vast Temple of our liberties A shapeless mass of wreck and rubbish lies.
Halaman 42 - GROW old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in his hand Who saith, "A whole I planned, Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!
Halaman 40 - Or have smelt o' the bud o' the brier? Or the nard in the fire? Or have tasted the bag of the bee? O so white! O so soft! O so sweet is she!
Halaman 60 - Then old age and experience, hand in hand, Lead him to death and make him understand After a search so painful and so long, That all his life he has been in the wrong.
Halaman 41 - Come away, come away, death, And in sad cypress let me be laid ; Fly away, fly away, breath ; I am slain by a fair cruel maid. My shroud of white, stuck all with yew, O, prepare it ! My part of death, no one so true Did share it.
Halaman 36 - But Shapes that come not at an earthly call, Will not depart when mortal voices bid ; Lords of the visionary eye whose lid, Once raised, remains aghast, and will not fall...
Halaman 48 - Julius bleed for justice' sake? What villain touched his body, that did stab, And not for justice ? What, shall one of us, That struck the foremost man of all .this world But for supporting robbers, shall we now Contaminate our fingers with base bribes, And sell the mighty space of our large...
Halaman 245 - The danger of such unbounded liberty, and the danger of bounding it, have produced a problem in the science of government, which human understanding seems hitherto unable to solve. If nothing may be published but what civil authority shall have previously approved, power must always be the standard of truth...

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