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Page 66 - Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.
Page 12 - ... chamber-window of a student, occupied half in poring over a volume, half in dreaming of a beloved mistress deceased. The casement being thrown open at the fluttering of the bird's wings, the bird itself perches on the most convenient seat out of the immediate reach of the student, who, amused...
Page 14 - Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, The emptiness of ages in his face, And on his back the burden of the world.
Page 14 - O masters, lords and rulers in all lands, How will the Future reckon with this Man? How answer his brute question in that hour When whirlwinds of rebellion shake the world?
Page 14 - What gulfs between him and the seraphim! Slave of the wheel of labor, what to him Are Plato and the swing of Pleiades? What the long reaches of the peaks of song, The rift of dawn, the reddening of the rose?
Page 13 - It will be observed that the words, 'from out my heart/ involve the first metaphorical expression in the poem. They, with the answer, 'Nevermore', dispose the mind to seek a moral in all that has been previously narrated. The reader begins now to regard the Raven as emblematical - but it is not until the very last line of the very last stanza, that the intention of making him emblematical of Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance is permitted distinctly to be seen...
Page 174 - ... 1 solecchio, che del soverchio visibile lima. Come quando drill' acqua o dallo specchio salta lo raggio all' opposita parte, salendo su per lo modo parecchio a quel che scende, e tanto si diparte dal cader della pietra in igual tratta...
Page 49 - The regular course of studies, the years of academical and professional education, have not yielded me better facts than some idle books under the bench at the Latin School. What we do not call education is more precious than that which we call so.
Page 49 - I shall confine myself, however, to education in the narrower sense ; the culture which each generation purposely gives to those who are to be its successors, in order to qualify them for at least keeping up, and if possible for raising, the level of improvement which has been attained.