Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, Volumen1

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Página 90 - He spake of love, such love as Spirits feel In worlds whose course is equable and pure; No fears' to beat away — no strife to heal — The past unsighed for, and the future sure...
Página 22 - Goodness does not more certainly make men happy, than happiness makes them good We must distinguish between felicity and prosperity : for prosperity leads often to ambition, and ambition to disappointment...
Página 340 - What your father and your grandfather used as an elegance in conversation, is now abandoned to the populace, and every day we miss a little of our own, and collect a little from strangers : this prepares us for a more intimate union with them, in which we merge at last altogether. Every good writer has much idiom ; it is the life and spirit of language...
Página 425 - Gul in her bloom? Where the citron and olive are fairest of fruit, And the voice of the nightingale never is mute, Where the tints of the earth, and the hues of the sky, In colour though varied, in beauty may vie...
Página 221 - What I write is not written on slate ; and no finger, not of Time himself, who dips it in the clouds of years, can efface it.
Página 252 - The most dexterous attack ever made against the worship of the Virgin — the principal worship among Catholics, which opens so many side-chapels to pilfering and imposture — is that of Cervantes. When we once go beyond the unity of God, who can say where we shall stop?
Página 407 - Fendent les flots tremblants sous un si noble poids. Louis, les animant du feu de son courage, Se plaint de sa grandeur qui l'attache au rivage.
Página 36 - How many, who have abandoned for public life the studies of philosophy and poetry, may be compared to brooks and rivers, which in the beginning of their course have assuaged our thirst, and have invited us to tranquillity by their bright resemblance of it, and which afterward partake the nature of that vast body whereinto they run, its dreariness, its bitterness, its foam, its storms, its everlasting noise and commotion...
Página 352 - His Majesty the Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the confederation of the Rhine, and Mediator of Switzerland, was graciously pleased to make the following reply.
Página 393 - ... verra toujours , sage dans mes caprices , De ce même pinceau dont j'ai noirci les vices , Et peint du nom d'auteur tant de sots revêtus , Lui marquer mon respect , et tracer ses vertus. Je vous crois ; mais pourtant on crie , on vous menace. Je crains peu , direz-vous , les braves du Parnasse. Hé ! mon Dieu , craignez tout d'un auteur en courroux , Qui peut.

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