Ernest Maltravers Or The Eleusinia

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J.B. Lippincott Company, 1874 - 575

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Strona 161 - When stars are in the quiet skies, Then most I pine for thee; Bend on me then thy tender eyes, As stars look on the sea! For thoughts, like waves that glide by night, Are stillest when they shine; Mine earthly love lies hushed in light Beneath the heaven of thine.
Strona 5 - Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state, With daring aims irregularly great. Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by...
Strona 160 - He took the instrument with a slight grimace of modesty, and then saying to Madame de Montaigne, " There is a song composed by a young friend of mine which is much admired by the ladies, though to me it seems a little too sentimental...
Strona 40 - Maltravers had abundant resources in himself. He placed Shakspeare and Schiller on his table, and lighted his German meerschaum — he read till he became inspired, and then he wrote — and when he had composed a few stanzas he was not contented till he had set them to music and tried their melody with his voice. For he had all the passion of a German for song and music— that wild Maltravers ! —and his voice was sweet, his taste consummate, his science profound. As the sun puts out a star, so...
Strona 168 - People talk about thinking — but for my part I never think, except when I sit down to write." I believe this is not a very common case, for people who don't write think as well as people who do...

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