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" Eastern trade, and the commissioned "generals" of East India fleets. .Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land, bearers of a spark from... "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Page 47
by Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 379 pages
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Complete Works, Volume 16

Joseph Conrad - 1903
...India fleets. Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might...fire. What greatness had not floated on the ebb of j t river into the mystery of an unknown earth! . . ./ dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the/...
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Conrad's Western World

Norman Sherry - Literary Criticism - 1980 - 480 pages
...within the story from the narrator's comments on the famous men who had sailed from the Thames — 'What greatness had not floated on the ebb of that...men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires' (p. 47) — to Marlow's comment on the Roman occupation of Britain that it was 'men going at it blind...
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Conrad in the Nineteenth Century

Ian Watt - Literary Criticism - 1981 - 375 pages
..."ships whose names are like jewels flashing in the night of time," and of the colonisers who bore "the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might...the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire." By now our attention has been alerted against assuming that the narrative depends exclusively on the...
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Joseph Conrad: Third World Perspectives

Robert D. Hamner - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 273 pages
...not a snake fascinating a dumb bird, but a thread leading back to "the great spirit of the past . . . the dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires" (XVI, 47) and then there is Marlow, with his well-known "propensity to spin yarns." Before the narration...
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Rich and Strange: Gender, History, Modernism

Marianne DeKoven, Professor Marianne Dekoven - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 248 pages
...this text: "Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might...dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires"(29). Note how extensively imperialism is associated with the phallic (the sword, the torch)...
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Conrad's Cities: Essays for Hans Van Marle

Gene M. Moore - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 291 pages
...sea. [...] Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might...men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires. (137) Yet the same narrator repeatedly notes a malignant feature in the landscape: over London the...
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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1995 - 219 pages
...bearers of a spark from die sacred fire. What greatness had not floated on die ebb of diat river into die mystery of an unknown earth! . . . The dreams of men,...commonwealths, the germs of empires. The sun set; die dusk fell on the stream, and lights began to appear along die shore. The Chapman lighdiouse, a...
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Heart of Darkness, With, The Congo Diary

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1995 - 166 pages
...towards the end: 'Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they had all gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land [my italics]' (HD, p. 17). Just as the words used subtly subvert the narrator's confident rhetoric,...
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Institutions in Cultures: Theory and Practice

Robert Lumsden, Rajeev Shridhar Patke - History - 1996 - 374 pages
...instance of 'Imperialism's triumphalist rhetoric:' Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had the sacred fire. What greatness had not floated on...dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empire . . .w Erskine-Hill notes that: Conrad at the beginning of Heart of Darkness, like Pope at the...
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Travel and Drama in Shakespeare's Time

Jean-Pierre Maquerlot, Michèle Willems - Drama - 1996 - 262 pages
...finds the temptation to parody irresistible: of fame, they had all gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might...the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire. This, incidentally, seems to have proved too much for TS Eliot, judging by the ironic echo in part...
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