The Termination of the Sixteenth Canto of Lord Byron's Don Juan

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Trübner & Company, 1864 - Всего страниц: 73
 

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Стр. 3 - I have not loved the world, nor the world me ; I have not flatter'd its rank breath, nor bow'd To its idolatries a patient knee, — Nor coin'd my cheek to smiles, — nor cried aloud In worship of an echo ; in the crowd They could not deem me one of such ; I stood Among them, but not of them...
Стр. 71 - Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Стр. 70 - We have been burning the bodies of Shelley and Williams on the sea-shore, to render them fit for removal and regular interment. You can have no idea what an extraordinary effect such a funeral pile has, on a desolate shore, with mountains in the back-ground and the sea before, and the singular appearance the salt and frankincense gave to the Same.
Стр. 21 - If you must have an epic, there's 'Don Juan' for you. " I call that an epic* : it is an epic as much in the spirit of " our day as the Iliad was in Homer's. Love, religion, " and politics form the argument, and are as much the " cause of quarrels now as they were then. There is no " want of Parises and Menelauses, and of Crim.-cons.
Стр. 22 - Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print; A book's a book, although there's nothing in't.
Стр. 22 - It shall have twenty-four books, too, the legitimate number. Episodes it has, and will have, out of number ; and my spirits, good or bad, must serve for the machinery. If that be not an epic — if it be not strictly according to Aristotle — I don't know what an epic poem means.
Стр. 21 - Menelauses, nor of crim. cons, into the bargain. In the very first canto you have a Helen. Then, I shall make my hero a perfect Achilles for fighting, — a man who can snuff a candle three successive times with a pistol-ball; and, depend upon it, my moral will be a good one ; not even Dr. Johnson should be able to find a flaw in it I will make him neither a dandy in town, nor a fox-hunter in the country.
Стр. 21 - I will make him neither a dandy in town nor a fox-hunter in the country. He shall get into all sorts of scrapes, and at length end his career in France. Poor Juan shall be guillotined in the French Revolution! What do you think of my plot? It shall have twenty-four books too, the legitimate number. Episodes it has, and will have, out of number; and my spirits, good or bad, must serve for the machinery. If that be not an epic, if it be not strictly according to Aristotle, I don't know what an epic...
Стр. 71 - ... the only distinction between the rich and the poor being, that the former repose in an apartment better fitted up, hung with black, and lighted by a dismal lamp. In this gloomy chamber the dead bodies, deposited in their coffins, await the time appointed for interment. A peculiar precaution being adopted to guard against the accident of burial in cases of suspended animation. The fingers of the prostrate corpse are placed in loops of strings, or...
Стр. 71 - Frankfort, a peculiar precaution is adopted to guard against the accident of burial in cases of suspended animation. The fingers of the prostrate corpse are placed in the loops of a string or bell-rope attached to an alarm clock, which is fixed in the apartment of an attendant appointed to be on the watch. The least pulsation in the body would give the alarm, and medical aid would instantly be called in.

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