Egeria: Or, the Spirit of Nature, and Other Poems

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D. Bogue, 1850 - 204

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Strona x - One of the later school of the Grecians examineth the matter, and is at a stand to think what should be in it that men should love lies : where neither they make for pleasure, as with poets ; nor for advantage, as with the merchant ; but for the lie's sake.
Strona x - But it is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in and settleth in it, that doth the hurt such as we spake of before. But...
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Strona xiv - And yet, fair bow, no fabling dreams But words of the Most High, Have told why first thy robe of beams Was woven in the sky.
Strona xiii - The appropriate business of poetry, (which, nevertheless, if genuine, is as permanent as pure science,) her appropriate employment, her privilege and her duty, is to treat of things not as they are, but as they appear; not as they exist in themselves, but as they seem to exist to the senses, and to the passions.
Strona 110 - Ye who have scorned each other, Or injured friend or brother, In this fast-fading year; Ye who, by word or deed, Have made a kind heart bleed, Come gather here! Let sinned against, and sinning, Forget their strife's beginning, And join in friendship now — Be links no longer broken; — Be sweet forgiveness spoken Under the holly bough.
Strona 160 - To turn the balances of Heaven Surpasses mortal power; For every white there is a black. For every sweet a sour. For every up there is a down, For every folly, shame; And retribution follows guilt, As burning follows flame. If wrong you do, if false you play, In summer among the flowers, You must atone...
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Strona x - I cannot tell, this same truth is a naked and open daylight that doth not show the masks and mummeries and triumphs of the world half so stately and daintily as candlelights. Truth may, perhaps, come to the price of a pearl that showeth best by day, but it will not rise to the price of a diamond or carbuncle that showeth best in varied lights.

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