What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
abstract admirable appreciation Arminius Arnold Arnold's style beauty Bible Bishop Bishop Colenso Carlyle Celt Celtic Celtic Literature charm conception conduct creative criticism Culture and Anarchy Daily Telegraph Emerson emotion England epoch faith feel Frederic Harrison French French Revolution genius George Sand German give Goethe grand style Greek happiness Hebraism Hebraism and Hellenism Hellenism human nature ideal ideas Iliad imagination instinct intellectual intelligence knowledge language lectures letters liberal literary live man's manner matter Matthew Arnold mind Mixed Essays modern moral movement nation ness Newman noble ourselves Oxford passage passion perfection perhaps Philistine phrase Plato play poem poet poetic poetry political practical Protestantism question race reader religion religious righteousness seems Selections sense Sophocles speak sphere spirit sure temper things thou thought tion transcendentalist Translating Homer true truth whole words Wordsworth writings
Page 100 - These are the forgeries of jealousy: And never, since the middle summer's spring, Met we on hill, in dale, forest, or mead, By paved fountain or by rushy brook, Or in the beached margent of the sea, To dance our ringlets to the whistling wind, But with thy brawls thou hast disturb'd our sport.
Page 190 - Thus saith the Lord of Hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
Page 306 - Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold. Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken ; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific — and all his men Looked at each other with a wild surmise — Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Page lxxii - Darwin's famous proposition that ' our ancestor was a hairy quadruped furnished with a tail and pointed ears, probably arboreal in his habits.
Page 153 - But, finally, perfection — as culture, from a thorough disinterested study of human nature and human experience learns to conceive it — is a harmonious expansion of all the powers which make the beauty and worth of human nature, and is not consistent with the over-development of any one power at the expense of the rest.
Page 124 - For whosoever will save his life shall lose it : but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. 25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
Page 268 - Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. Great men have always done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the Eternal was stirring at their heart, working through their hands, predominating in all their being.
Page lxx - And in poetry, no less than in life, he is * a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain.