Essays on Practical Education, Tom 1

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Strona 20 - What modes of sight betwixt each wide extreme, The mole's dim curtain, and the lynx's beam; Of smell, the headlong lioness between, And hound sagacious on the tainted green ; Of hearing, from the life that fills the flood, To that which warbles through the vernal wood.
Strona 295 - On the bare earth exposed he lies With not a friend to close his eyes. With downcast looks the joyless victor sate, Revolving in his alter'd soul The various turns of chance below; And now and then a sigh he stole, And tears began to flow.
Strona 346 - Unlike my subject now shall be my song, It shall be witty, and it shan't be long.
Strona 282 - The village matron, round the blazing hearth, Suspends the infant audience with her tales, Breathing astonishment ! of witching rhymes, And evil spirits ; of the death-bed call ; Of him who robb'd the widow, and devour'd The orphan's portion ; of unquiet souls Risen from the grave to ease the heavy guilt Of deeds in life conceal'd ; of shapes that walk At dead of night, and clank their chains, and wave The torch of hell around the murderer's bed.
Strona 291 - Are we not here now, — and gone in a moment?" There was nothing in the sentence — 'twas one of your self-evident truths we have the advantage of hearing every day; and if Trim had not trusted more to his hat than his head — he had made nothing at all of it. "Are we not here now;" continued the corporal, "and are we not" — (dropping his hat plumb upon the ground — and pausing before he pronounced the word) — "gone! in a moment?
Strona 157 - Non amo te, Sabidi, nee possum dicere quare, Hoc tantum possum dicere, non amo te " — * * Thus Englished by the famous Tom Brown : " I do not love thee, Dr. Fell...
Strona 226 - Ariel himself shall be the guard of Shock. "To fifty chosen sylphs, of special note, We trust th...
Strona 272 - I hear a voice, you cannot hear, Which says, I must not stay; I see a hand, you cannot see, Which beckons me away.
Strona 352 - I *' thought you were on the other side of the " question just now !" is sometimes tauntingly said to an ingenuous child, who changes his opinion when he hears a new argument. You think it a proof of his want of judgment, that he changes his opinion. Do you think it a proof that your scales are bad, because they vibrate with every additional weight that is added to either side ? Idle people sometimes amuse themselves with trying the judgment of children, by telling them improbable, extravagant stories,...
Strona 234 - The electric fluid is attracted by points. We do not know whether this property is in lightning, but since they agree in all the particulars in which we can already compare them, is it not probable they agree likewise in this? Let the experiment be made.

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