The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

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Longmans, Green, 1881 - Authors, English - 695 pages
 

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Page 116 - For while the tired waves, vainly breaking, Seem here no painful inch to gain, Far back, through creeks and inlets making, Comes silent, flooding in, the main. And not by eastern windows only, When daylight comes, comes in the light; In front, the sun climbs slow, how slowly, But westward, look, the land is bright.
Page 292 - Council is of opinion that the great object of the British Government ought to be the promotion of European literature and science among the natives of India; and that all the funds appropriated for the purpose of education would be best employed on English education alone.
Page 572 - THERE is a change — and I am poor; Your Love hath been, nor long ago, A Fountain at my fond Heart's door, Whose only business was to flow; And flow it did; not taking heed Of its own bounty, or my need.
Page 272 - I determined to know nothing among you save Jesus Christ, and -him crucified.
Page 42 - MY mind to me a kingdom is ; Such perfect joy therein I find As far exceeds all earthly bliss That God or nature hath assigned ; Though much I want that most would have, Yet still my mind forbids to crave.
Page 621 - I shall not be satisfied unless I produce something which shall for a few days supersede the last fashionable novel on the tables of young ladies.
Page 476 - Amidst the din of all things fell and vile, Hate's yell, and envy's hiss, and folly's bray, Remember me ; and with an unforced smile See riches, baubles, flatterers pass away. " Yes : they will pass away ; nor deem it strange : They come and go, as comes and goes the sea : And let them come and go : thou, through all change, Fix thy firm gaze on virtue and on me.
Page 33 - May'st thou live to know and fear Him, Trust and love Him all thy days ; Then go dwell for ever near Him, See His face, and sing His praise...
Page 678 - ... was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; there his faculties were roused into admiration and respect, by contemplating the limited remnant of the earliest patents; there any unwelcome sensations, arising from domestic affairs, changed naturally into pity and contempt, as he turned over the almost endless creations of the last century— and there, if every other leaf were powerless,...
Page 321 - During the last thirteen months I have read ^schylus twice ; Sophocles twice ; Euripides once; Pindar twice; Callimachus; Apollonius Rhodius ; Quintus Calaber ; Theocritus twice ; Herodotus ; Thucydides ; almost all Xenophon's works ; almost all Plato ; Aristotle's Politics, and a good deal of his Organon, besides dipping elsewhere in him ; the whole of Plutarch's Lives ; about half of Lucian ; two or three books of Athenaeus ; Plautus twice; Terence twice ; Lucretius twice ; Catullus; Tibullus;...

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