Introductory Lectures, Delivered at Queen's College, London

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J.W. Parker, 1849 - Всего страниц: 352

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Стр. 188 - And fancies fond with gaudy shapes possess, As thick and numberless As the gay motes that people the sun-beams, Or likest hovering dreams, The fickle pensioners of Morpheus
Стр. 165 - So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
Стр. 195 - NOT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE WE WERE BORN IS TO REMAIN PERPETUALLY A CHILD. FOR WHAT IS THE WORTH OF A HUMAN LIFE UNLESS IT IS WOVEN INTO THE LIFE OF OUR ANCESTORS BY THE RECORDS OF HISTORY?
Стр. 59 - ... Would to God •that she would in these days claim and fulfil to the uttermost her vocation as the priestess of charity ! that woman's heart would help to deliver man from bondage to his own tyrannous and all-too-exclusive brain ! — from our idolatry of mere dead laws and printed books — from our daily sin of looking at men, not as our struggling and suffering brothers, but as mere symbols of certain formulae, incarnations of sets of opinions, wheels in some iron liberty-grinding or Christianityspinning...
Стр. 51 - But for those obstinate questionings Of sense and outward things, Fallings from us, vanishings ; Blank misgivings of a creature Moving about in worlds not realized...
Стр. 312 - ... to recover his sight, and the most beautiful woman were brought before him, he could not determine whether she was handsome or not ; nor if the most beautiful and most deformed were produced, could he any better determine to which he should give the preference, having seen only those two. To distinguish beauty, then, implies the having seen many individuals of that species.
Стр. 312 - ... of beauty. I suppose it will be easily granted, that no man can judge whether any animal be beautiful in its kind, or deformed, who has seen only one of that species ; that is as conclusive in regard to the human figure ; so that if a man born blind was to recover his sight, and the most beautiful woman was brought before him, he could not determine whether she was handsome or not ; nor, if the most beautiful and most deformed were produced, could he any better determine to which he should give...
Стр. 66 - We must try to make all which we tell them bear on the great purpose of unfolding to woman her own calling in all ages — her especial calling in this one. We must incite them to realize the chivalrous belief of our old forefathers among their Saxon forests, that something Divine dwelt in the counsels of woman : but on the other hand we must continually remind them that they will attain that divine instinct, not by renouncing their sex, but by fulfilling it; by becoming true women, and not bad imitations...
Стр. 133 - Whithersoever the Spirit was to go, the wheels went, and thither was their spirit to go: — for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels also...
Стр. 35 - The same will hold good of whole prose compositions, when compared with whole poems. Prose then is highest. To write a perfect prose must be your ultimate object in attending these Lectures; but we must walk before we can run, and walk with leading-strings before we can walk alone, and such leading-strings are verse and rhyme. Some tradition of this is still kept up in the practice of making boys write Latin and Greek verses at school, which is of real service to the intellect...

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