At Home and Abroad: Or, Things and Thoughts in America and Europe

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Crosby, Nichols, 1856 - 466 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 139 - THAT, AND A' THAT. Is there, for honest poverty, That hangs his head, and a,' that ? The coward slave, we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that ! For a
Pàgina 139 - Wear hoddin grey, and a' that; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A man's a man for a
Pàgina 139 - Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that ; That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, and a' that. For a
Pàgina 139 - He looks and laughs at a' that. A prince can mak' a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that ; But an honest man's aboon his might — Guid faith, he mauna fa' that ! For a
Pàgina 150 - DOST thou idly ask to hear At what gentle seasons Nymphs relent, when lovers near Press the tenderest reasons ? Ah, they give their faith too oft To the careless wooer ; Maidens' hearts are always soft : Would that men's were truer. Woo the fair one, when around Early birds are singing ; When, o'er all the fragrant ground, Early herbs are springing ; When the brookside, bank, and grove, All with blossoms laden, Shine with beauty, breathe of love — Woo the timid maiden. Woo her when, with rosy blush,...
Pàgina 434 - ... martyrs. Then, Rome is being destroyed ; her glorious oaks, her villas, haunts of sacred beauty, that seemed the possession of the world forever ; the villa of Raphael, the villa of Albani, home of...
Pàgina 182 - ... the heroic arrogance of some old Scandinavian conqueror— it is his nature and the untamable impulse that has given him power to crush the dragons. You do not love him, perhaps, nor revere, and perhaps, also, he would only laugh at you if you did, but you like him heartily, and like to see him the powerful smith, the Siegfried, melting all the old iron in his furnace till it glows to a sunset red, and burns you if you senselessly go too near.
Pàgina 19 - I trust by reverent faith to woo the mighty meaning of the scene, perhaps to foresee the law by which a new order, a new poetry, is to be evoked from this chaos...
Pàgina 51 - A man religious, virtuous and sagacious; a man of universal sympathies, but self-possessed; a man who knows the region of emotion, though he is not its slave; a man to whom this world is no mere spectacle, or fleeting shadow, but a great solemn game to be played with good heed, for its stakes are of eternal value, yet who, if his own play be true, heeds not what he loses by the falsehood of others. A man who hives from the past, yet knows that its honey can but moderately avail him; whose comprehensive...
Pàgina 182 - It is the usual misfortune of such marked men (happily not one invariable or inevitable) that they cannot allow other minds room to breathe...

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