What people are saying - Write a review
Other editions - View all
American animal answered appear Army asked beauty believe boat body cabin called Carlyle Corn Law course deck deinotherium doubt electric elephant England English Eocene Ethiop Ethiopia exclaimed existence eyes face fact feeling forecastle French Garibaldi German give hand head heart hour human interest Ireland Irish kind kiss Lady Brookes lancelet land less letters light living look Lord matter means ment mind Miocene Miss Tuke nature never night Norie once passed perhaps Pliocene poor present prison quadrupeds race Rachel religion Richard Wagner round schooner seems seen ship side Siemens sight Sigurd Sir Mordaunt speak spirit stand stood supposed taffrail Tahiti tain tell things thought tion told Tripshore turned vessel Walton whole wind words yacht young
Page 197 - So geographers, in Afric maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And o'er unhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns.
Page 297 - I asked myself : What is this that, ever since earliest years, thou hast been fretting and fuming, and lamenting and self-tormenting, on account of ? Say it in a word : is it not because thou art not HAPPY ? Because the THOU (sweet gentleman) is not sufficiently...
Page 105 - London, much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems; whence any mean production is called Grub Street."—" Lexicographer, a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge.
Page 259 - Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
Page 79 - Jews to parliament and the transfer of the government of India from the East India Company to the Crown.
Page 17 - Milton almost requires a solemn service of music to be played, before you enter upon him. But he brings his music— to which, who listens, had need bring docile thoughts and purged ears. Winter evenings — the world shut out — with less of ceremony the gentle Shakspeare enters.
Page 351 - Listen alone beside the sea, Listen alone among the woods ; Those voices of twin solitudes Shall have one sound alike to thee : Hark where the murmurs of thronged men Surge and sink back and surge again, — Still the one voice of wave and tree. Gather a shell from the strown beach And listen at its lips : they sigh The same desire and mystery, The echo of the whole sea's speech. And all mankind is thus at heart Not anything but what thou art : And Earth, Sea, Man, are all in each.
Page 11 - And thus they are thrown back upon themselves — upon a defective type of religion, a narrow range of intellect and knowledge, a stunted sense of beauty, a low standard of manners.
Page 462 - To commence the manufacture of such articles as the Society may determine upon, for the employment of such members as may be without employment, or who may be suffering in consequence of repeated reductions in their wages.
Page 346 - THIS is her picture as she was : It seems a thing to wonder on, As though mine image in the glass Should tarry when myself am gone. I gaze until she seems to stir, — Until mine eyes almost aver That now, even now, the sweet lips part To breathe the words of the sweet heart : — And yet the earth is over her.