Byron. Shelley. Moore. Rogers. Keats. Southey. Landor

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Edward Tuckerman Mason
C. Scribner's Sons, 1884 - Authors, English
 

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Page iii - Great princes' favourites their fair leaves spread , But as the marigold at the sun's eye ; And iu themselves their pride lies buried , For at a frown they in their glory die. The painful warrior, famoused for fight, After a thousand victories once...
Page 133 - I was silent from astonishment; was it possible this mild-looking, beardless boy, could be the veritable monster at war with all the world? — excommunicated by the Fathers of the Church, deprived of his civil rights by the fiat of a grim Lord Chancellor, discarded by every member of his family, and denounced by the rival sages of our literature as the founder of a Satanic school?
Page 88 - His features were not symmetrical (the mouth, perhaps, excepted), yet was the effect of the whole extremely powerful. They breathed an animation, a fire, an enthusiasm, a vivid and preternatural intelligence that I never met with in any other countenance.
Page 69 - The errors of Lord Byron arose neither from depravity of heart, — for nature had not committed the anomaly of uniting to such extraordinary talents an imperfect, moral sense, — nor from feelings dead to the admiration of virtue. No man had ever a kinder heart for sympathy, or a more open hand for the relief of distress ; and no mind was ever more formed for the enthusiastic admiration of noble actions, providing he was convinced that the actors had proceeded on disinterested principles.
Page 232 - By way of interlude comes in this preface. Don't swear, and bid me do one thing at a time. I tell you I can't afford to do one thing at a time — no, nor two neither; and it is only by doing many things that I contrive to do so much : for I cannot work long together at anything without hurting myself, and so I do everything by heats ; then, by the time I am tired of one, my inclination for another is come round.
Page 136 - The other was up at six or seven, reading Plato, Sophocles, or Spinoza, with the accompaniment of a hunch of dry bread ; then he joined Williams in a sail on the Arno, in a flat-bottomed skiff, book in hand, and from thence he went to the pine-forest, or some out-of-the-way place. When the birds went to roost he returned home, and talked and read until midnight.
Page 12 - ... knew that he was not strong enough to fight****** with any hope of success, and that it was dangerous even to approach him, he advanced to the scene of action, and with a blush of rage, tears in his eyes, and a voice trembling between terror and indignation, asked very humbly if ****** would be pleased to tell him "how many stripes he meant to inflict?" — "Why," returned the executioner, " you little rascal, what is that to you?" — "Because if you please, " said Byron, holding out his arm,...
Page 109 - Acid, or essential oil of bitter almonds, I should regard it as a great kindness if you could procure me a small quantity. It requires the greatest caution in preparation, and ought to be highly concentrated ; I would give any price for this medicine ; you remember we talked of it the other night, and...
Page 123 - It was a frightful scrawl ; words smeared out with his finger, and one upon the other, over and over in tiers, and all run together in most
Page 301 - We all conceived a prepossession in his favor; for there was a sterling quality in this laugh, and in his vigorous healthy voice, and in the roundness and fulness with which he uttered every word he spoke, and in the very fury of his superlatives, which seemed to go off like blank cannons and hurt nothing. But we were hardly prepared to have it so confirmed by his appearance, when Mr.

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