The Era Almanack

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Page 72 - Sways the harmonious mystery of the world Ev'n better than prime ministers. Alas ! Our glories float between the earth and heaven Like clouds which seem pavilions of the sun, And are the playthings of the casual wind ; Still, like the cloud which drops on unseen crags The dews the wild flower feeds on, our ambition May from its airy height drop gladness down On unsuspected virtue ; and the flower May bless the cloud when it hath pass'd away...
Page 67 - Ever the taste of mobs, but now of lords : (Taste, that eternal wanderer, which flies From heads to ears, and now from ears to eyes.) The play stands still ; damn action and discourse, Back fly the scenes, and enter foot and horse...
Page 71 - ... in the Great Comedy of Life — it is our own fault if we do not find such natures, though rare and few, as redeem the rest, brightening the shadows that are flung from the form and body of the TIME with glimpses of the everlasting holiness of truth and love.
Page 93 - Oui ; mais on y voit des grâces qu'on ne voit point aux autres bouches ; et cette bouche, en la voyant, inspire des désirs, est la plus attrayante, la plus amoureuse du monde.
Page 96 - To be, or not to be, that is the question ; Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The stings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And, by opposing, end them...

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