The Cornhill Magazine, Volumen10

William Makepeace Thackeray
Smith, Elder., 1864

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Página 704 - The wondering neighbours ran, And swore the dog had lost his wits, To bite so good a man. The wound it seemed both sore and sad, To every Christian eye : And while they- swore the dog was mad, They swore the man would die. But soon a wonder came to light, That showed the rogues they lied ; The man recovered of the bite, The dog it was that died.
Página 157 - France," says M. Sainte-Beuve, " the first consideration for us is not whether we are amused and pleased by a work of art or mind, nor is it whether we are touched by it. What we seek above all to learn is, whether we were right in being amused with it, and in applauding it, and in being moved by it" Those are very remarkable words, and they are, I believe, in the mam quite true.
Página 167 - SwrSaipovia,' miserable fortune — is also plain enough. Othello is, I believe, " the careful ; " all the calamity of the tragedy arising from the single flaw and error in his magnificently collected strength. Ophelia, ' serviceableness,' the true, lost wife of Hamlet, is marked as having a Greek name by that of her brother, Laertes; and its signification is once exquisitely alluded to in that brother's last word of her, where her gentle preciousness is opposed to the uselessness of the churlish...
Página 62 - ... -down. They will here meet with ruts, which I actually measured, four feet deep, and floating with mud, only from a wet summer...
Página 164 - I never liked this continual talk of resistance and revolution, or the practice of making the extreme medicine of the constitution its daily bread. It renders the habit of society dangerously valetudinary; it is taking periodical doses of mercury sublimate, and swallowing down repeated provocatives of cantharides to our love of liberty.
Página 159 - ... success in it; but how much more powerful a personage does he appear in it, by dint of feeling, and of originality and movement of ideas, than when he is writing prose! With a Frenchman of like stamp, it is just the reverse: set him to write poetry, he is limited, artificial, and impotent; set him to write prose, he is free, natural, and effective. The power of French literature is in its prose-writers, the power of English literature is in its poets.
Página 759 - And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians ; and there was a great cry in Egypt ; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
Página 163 - exchequer' of the sea, the prince of all the watery bodies, a tribute large and full ; and hard by it, a little brook skipping and making a noise upon its unequal and neighbour bottom ; and after all its talking and bragged motion, it...
Página 168 - Now, really, what a piece of extravagance all that is ! I will not say that the meaning of Shakspeare's names (I put aside the question as to the correctness of Mr Ruskin's etymologies) has no effect at all, may be entirely lost sight of; but to give it that degree of prominence is...
Página 157 - ... sphere, so far more common than in the intellectual sphere; the livelier, in the moral sphere, this susceptibility is, the greater becomes a man's readiness to admit a high standard of action, an ideal authoritatively correcting his everyday moral habits ; here, such willing admission of authority is due to sensitiveness of conscience. And a like deference to a standard higher than one's own habitual standard in intellectual matters, a like respectful recognition of a superior ideal, is caused,...

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