Memoir of the Rev. Henry Francis Cary, M. A., Translator of Dante: With His Literary Journal and Letters, Volume 1

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E. Moxon, 1847

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Page 197 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honour by the locks...
Page 211 - For there are in nature certain fountains of justice, whence all civil laws are derived but as streams : and like as waters do take tinctures and tastes from the soils through which they run, so do civil laws vary according to the regions and governments where they are planted, though they proceed from the same fountains.
Page 165 - For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God : for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
Page 211 - Necesse est ut eam, tion ut vivam : but it may be truly affirmed that there was never any philosophy, religion, or other discipline, which did so plainly and highly exalt the good which is communicative...
Page 185 - By that its.ill-deservings are to be measured, — not by the narrowness of the limits, either of time or place, within which the good providence of God hath confined its power of doing mischief. If, on any ground, it were safe to indulge a hope that the suffering of the wicked may have an end, it would be upon the principle adopted by the great Origen, and by other eminent examples of learning and piety which our own times have seen,— that the actual endurance of punishment in the next life will...
Page 165 - IN the midway1 of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy wood, astray Gone from the path direct : and e'en to tell, It were no easy task, how savage wild That forest, how robust and rough its growth, Which to remember only, my dismay Renews, in bitterness not far from death. Yet, to discourse of what there good befel, All else will I relate discover'd there.
Page 152 - Travels through the United States of North America, the Country of the Iroquois, and Upper Canada, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797, with an Authentic Account of Lower Canada. By the Duke de la Rochefoucault Liancourt.
Page 40 - I much wonder that you should listen to the idea, that a fondness for Italian poetry is the corruption of our taste, when you cannot but recollect that our greatest English poets, Chaucer, Spenser, and Milton have been professed admirers of the Italians, and that the sublimer province of poetry, imagination, has been more or less cultivated among us, according to the degree of estimation in which they have been held.
Page 24 - The pruner's voice the pleasing dream prolongs, Stock-doves and turtles tell their amorous pain, And, from the lofty elms, of love complain.
Page 186 - ... the next life will produce effects to which the apprehension of it in this had been insufficient, and end, after a long course of ages, in the reformation of the worst characters. But the principle that this effect is possible — that the heart may be reclaimed by force, is at best precarious ; and the only safe principle of human conduct is the belief, that unrepented sin will suffer endless punishment hereafter.

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