Writings of Hugh Swinton Legaré: Consisting of a Diary of Brussels, and Journal of the Rhine; Extracts from His Private and Diplomatic Correspondence; Orations and Speeches; and Contributions to the New-York and Southern Reviews. Prefaced by a Memoir of His Life, Band 2


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Seite 353 - Leave me, O love ! which reaches! but to dust ; And thou, my mind, aspire to higher things : Grow rich in that which never taketh rust ; Whatever fades but fading pleasure brings. Draw in thy beams and humble all thy might To that sweet yoke where lasting freedoms be, Which breaks the clouds, and opens
Seite 482 - The riches of heaven's pavement, trodden gold, Than aught divine or holy else enjoyed In vision beatific." The whole complexion and character of Utilitarianism, as a practical system of discipline, is determined by its fundamental maxim, that whatever is expedient is right. We certainly do not deny the truth of this proposition—but we do object to
Seite 345 - cometh to you with words set in delightful proportion, either accompanied with, or prepared for, the well-enchanting skill of music ; and with a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you with a talc which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney-corner;* and, pretending no more, doth intend the winning
Seite 429 - Or view the Lord of the unerring bow, The god of life and poesy and light— The sun in human limbs arrayed, and brow All radiant from his triumph in the fight. The shaft hath just been shot—the arrow bright With an immortal vengeance ; in his eye And nostril beautiful
Seite 346 - moved more than with a trumpet ; and yet it is sung but by some blind crowder, with no rougher voice than rude style ; which, being so evil apparelled in the dust and cobweb of that uncivil age, what would it work, trimmed in the gorgeous eloquence of Pindar? In Hungary 1 have seen it the manner at all feasts, and
Seite 384 - per l'aer senza stelle— Parole di dolore, accenti d'ira Voci alte e fioche, e suon di man con elle," &c. Young's Night Thoughts are the counterpart of Byron's poetry. But we need not say that they differ as widely in their spirit and their results, as Christianity and Atheism. The former paints, to be sure, a terrible picture of this
Seite 419 - My boat is on the shore And my bark is on the sea ; But before I go, Tom Moore, Here's a double health to thee. "Here's a sigh to those who love me, And a smile to those who
Seite 344 - up the mind from the dungeon of the body to the enjoying his own divine essence. But when, by the balance of experience, it was found that the astronomer, looking to the stars, might fall in a ditch; that the inquiring philosopher might be blind in himself; and the mathematician might draw
Seite 405 - etherial flame Kindled he was, and blasted ; for to be Thus, and enamour'd, were in him the same. But his was not the love of living dame, Nor of the dead who rise upon our dreams, But of ideal beauty, which became In him existence, and o'erflowing teems Along hie burning page,
Seite 342 - its principal object, without which they could not consist, and on which they so depend, as they become actors and players, as it were, of what nature will have set forth. So doth the astronomer look upon the stars, and by that he seeth set down what order nature

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