Essays in a Series of Letters on the Following Subjects: On a Man's Writing Memoirs of Himself ; on Decision of Characer ; on the Application of the Epithet Romantic ; on Some of the Causes by which Evangelical Religion Has Been Rendered Less Acceptable to Persons of Cultivated Taste

M. Newman, 1826 - 271 pàgines

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Pàgina 135 - For that which I do, I allow not; for what I would, that do I not ; but what I hate, that do I.
Pàgina 84 - There have not been wanting trivial minds to mark this as a fault in his character. But the mere men of taste ought to be silent respecting such a man as Howard ; he is above their sphere of judgment.
Pàgina 67 - ... as twigs and chips, floating near the edge of a river, are intercepted by every weed, and whirled in every little eddy.
Pàgina 189 - Whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed.
Pàgina 39 - The wonder then turns on the great process, by which a man could grow to the immense intelligence that can know there is no God. What ages and what lights are requisite for this attainment! This intelligence involves the very attributes of Divinity, while a God is denied; for unless this man is omnipresent, unless he is at this moment in every place in the •universe, he cannot know but there...
Pàgina 97 - ... these few minutes beyond the time in order to finish. The king coolly ordered him to rise, and write one line more, which he should dictate. This line was to inform his wife, without any explanation, that by such an hour the next day, he should be a dead man. The letter was then sealed, and despatched as it had been intended ; and, the next day, the captain was executed.
Pàgina 83 - ... anything like turbulence or agitation. It was the calmness of an intensity kept uniform by the nature of the human mind forbidding it to be more, and by the character of the individual forbidding it to be less.
Pàgina 265 - Milton's consecrated genius might harmoniously have mingled with the angels that announced the Messiah to be come, or that, on the spot and at the moment of his departure, predicted his coming again ; might have shamed to silence the muses of paganism ; or softened the pains of a christian martyr.
Pàgina 17 - ... to represent the manners of the Italians, or the Turks ; to narrate the proceedings of the Jesuits, or the adventures of the Gypsies ; than to write the history of his own mind.
Pàgina 15 - ... stream which runs so far, and which gradually swells into so immense a flood. So, while I anticipate the endless progress of life, and wonder through what unknown scenes it is to take its course, its past years lose that character of vanity which would seem to belong to a train of fleeting, perishing moments, and I see them assuming the dignity of a commencing eternity. In them I have begun to be that conscious existence which I am to be through...

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