Culture by Self-help in a Literary, an Academic Or an Oratorical Career

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Dodd, Mead, 1909 - 369 pagina's
 

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Pagina 334 - ... -,—no matter with what solemnities he may have been devoted upon the altar of slavery; the first moment he touches the sacred soil of Britain, the altar and the god sink together in the dust; his soul walks abroad in her own majesty; his body swells beyond the measure of his chains, that burst from around him, and he stands redeemed, regenerated, and disenthralled, by the irresistible Genius of UNIVERSAL EMANCIPATION.
Pagina 255 - And the round ocean, and the living air, And the blue sky, and in the mind of man ; A motion and a spirit that impels All thinking things, all objects of all thought, And rolls through all things. Therefore am I still A lover of the meadows and the woods And mountains...
Pagina 254 - What then I was. The sounding cataract Haunted me like a Passion! the tall rock, The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood, Their colours and their forms, were then to me An appetite! a feeling and a love That had no need of a remoter charm, By thought supplied; or any interest Unborrowed from the eye!
Pagina 253 - And from the gray old trunks that high in heaven Mingled their mossy boughs, and from the sound Of the invisible breath that swayed at once All their green tops, stole over him, and bowed His spirit with the thought of boundless power And inaccessible majesty.
Pagina 217 - Master of human destinies am I! Fame, love, and fortune on my footsteps wait; Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate Deserts and seas remote, and passing by Hovel and mart and palace — soon or late I knock unbidden once at every gate! If sleeping, wake — if feasting, rise before I turn away. It is the hour of fate...
Pagina 103 - Pitt through all her classes of venality. Corruption imagined, indeed, that she had found defects in this statesman, and talked much of the inconsistency of his glory, and much of the ruin of his victories; but the history of his country, and the calamities of the enemy, answered and refuted her. Nor were his political abilities his only talents.
Pagina 334 - I speak in the spirit of the British law, which makes liberty commensurate with, and inseparable from, British soil ; which proclaims even to the stranger and the sojourner, the moment he sets his foot upon British earth, that the ground on which he treads is holy, and consecrated by the genius of universal emancipation.
Pagina 103 - Upon the whole, there was in this man something that could create, subvert, or reform ; an understanding, a spirit, and an eloquence, to summon mankind to society, or to break the bonds of slavery asunder, and to rule the wilderness of free minds with unbounded authority ; something that could establish or overwhelm empire, and strike a blow in the world that should resound through the universe.
Pagina 180 - Heaven is not reached at a single bound ; But we build the ladder by which we rise From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies, And we mount to its summit round by round.
Pagina 200 - They talk about a woman's sphere as though it had a limit; There's not a place in Earth or Heaven, There's not a task to mankind given. There's not a blessing or a woe. There's not a whispered yes or no. There's not a life, or death, or birth. That has a feather's weight of worth — Without a woman in it.

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