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Página 75 - I have of late— but wherefore I know not— lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors.
Página 2 - Is there not a temptation to close to some extent with Lucretius, when he affirms that' Nature is seen to do all things spontaneously of herself, without the meddling of the gods'?
Página 12 - organized register of infinitely numerous experiences received during the evolution of life, or rather during the evolution of that series of organisms through which the human organism has been reached.
Página 47 - I ran into pagodas; and was fixed for centuries at the summit, or in secret rooms; I was the idol; I was the priest; I was worshipped; I was sacrificed.
Página 237 - The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds
Página xii - He is dead and gone, lady, He is dead and gone, At his head a grass-green turf, At his heels a stone.
Página 154 - Germany, and who, united by one common delusion, exhibited to the publie, both in the streets and in the churches, the following strange spectacle. They formed circles hand in hand, and, appearing to have lost all control over their senses, continued dancing, regardless of the bystanders, for hours together, in wild delirium, until at length they fell to the ground in a state of exhaustion.
Página 74 - Melancholy Sits on me as a cloud along the sky, Which will not let the sunbeams through, nor yet Descend in rain, and end ; but spreads itself 'Twixt heav'n and earth, like Envy between man And man — and is an everlasting mist.