The Metropolitan, Volume 30

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James Cochrane, 1841 - English literature

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Page 116 - Yes, this Shakspeare is ours; we produced him, we speak and think by him ; we are of one blood and kind with him.
Page 138 - His glassy essence, like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high Heaven As make the angels weep ; who, with our spleens, Would all themselves laugh mortal.
Page 104 - For, oh, if there be an elysium on earth, It is this, it is this ! There's a bliss beyond all that the minstrel has told, When two, that are link'd in one heavenly tie, With heart never changing and brow never cold, Love on through all ills, and love on till they die ; One hour of a passion so sacred is worth Whole ages of heartless and wandering bliss : And oh...
Page 372 - I make the assertion deliberately — I repeat it, and I call on any man who hears me, to take down my words...
Page 372 - You are appointed to exercise the functions of legislators, and not to transfer them. And if you do so your act 'is a dissolution of the government. You resolve society into its original elements, and no man in the land is bound to obey you.
Page 116 - Yes, truly, it is a great thing for a Nation that it get an articulate voice ; that it produce a man who will speak forth melodiously what the heart of it means ! Italy, for example, poor Italy lies dismembered, scattered asunder, not appearing in any protocol or treaty as a unity at all...
Page 116 - Here, I say, is an English King, whom no time or chance, Parliament or combination of Parliaments can dethrone ! This King...
Page 372 - ... that is not this case. If government considers this a season peculiarly fitted for experiments on the constitution, they may call on the people. I ask you, Are you ready to do so ? Are you ready to abide the event of such an appeal ? What is it you must in that event submit to the people ? Not this particular project, for if you dissolve the present form of government, they become free to choose any...
Page 115 - Shakespeare? Really it were a grave question. Official persons would answer doubtless in official language; but we, for our part too, should not we be forced to answer: Indian Empire, or no Indian Empire, we cannot do without Shakespeare!
Page 115 - Nature: whatsoever is truly great in him springs-up from the inarticulate deeps. Well: this is our poor Warwickshire Peasant, who rose to be Manager of a Playhouse, so that he could live without begging; whom the Earl of Southampton cast some kind glances on; whom Sir Thomas Lucy, many thanks to him, was for sending to the Treadmill!

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