The Foe of Compromise: And Other Essays

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Macmilliam Company, 1903 - 224 páginas
 

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Página 158 - And yet, steeped in sentiment as she lies, spreading her gardens to the moonlight, and whispering from her towers the last enchantments of the Middle Age, who will deny that Oxford, by her ineffable charm, keeps ever calling us nearer to the true goal of all of us, to the ideal, to perfection, — to beauty, in a word, io which is only truth seen from another side?
Página 13 - The Lord bless us, and keep us ; the Lord make his face to shine upon us, and be gracious unto us : the Lord lift up his countenance upon us, and give us peace, now and evermore.
Página 158 - To the University of Oxford I acknowledge no obligation, and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother.
Página 188 - Welcome, thrice welcome to our shores ; and whithersoever throughout the limits of the continent your course shall take you, the ear that hears you shall bless you, the eye that sees you shall bear witness to you, and every tongue exclaim, with heartfelt joy, Welcome, welcome, La Fayette 1 AN ADDRESS, 1>U.1\ HtKli AT THE I.
Página 15 - Morley's well-known essay to a theme which is oftener approached in poetry than in such plain prose as this I use ; from compromise in the conflict between the greater and the lesser utilities in society to compromise in the long striving of our human souls for peace. More particularly, I wish, if it be possible, to work my way to a clearer understanding — clearer than any I find in books, or in the talk of other men — of what that is which forever rises up in men, as men like Garrison and Morley...
Página 12 - ... societies ranged themselves on their side. And yet, we did not rest in the peace which they had made. Their contemporary, Garrison, the abolitionist, must have known that all these things were against him ; he must have felt how harshly the strife he brought into our Republic of welfare and of opportunity broke in upon the soft music which ears like Choate's were harking for. Nevertheless, he went on : and soon there was war and death and mourning in the land. Some said that the outcome proved...
Página 67 - The American parties now continue to exist, because they have existed. The mill has been constructed, and its machinery goes on turning, even when there is no grist to grind.
Página 40 - Tis common sense ! and human wit Can claim no higher name than it Submit, submit ! Necessity ! and who shall dare Bring to her feet excuse or prayer ? Beware, beware ! We must, we must. Howe'er we turn, and pause and tremble — Howe'er we shrink, deceive, dissemble — Whate'er our doubting, grief, disgust, The hand is on us, and we must, We must, we must.
Página 62 - Tired, aimless wanderers through whatever wastes, lank, pale anchorites of whatever desert caves, torn combatants in whatever battlings of the spirit, wailing pursuers of whatever other human souls, they welcome no comfort, seek no heartening. Save to some other of their own brotherhood, their speech is scarce intelligible. Accost, with any pitying remonstrance, a member of this band, and he will answer back, with wavering and uncertain voice, with eyes astrain: "This way I live ; I can no other....
Página 158 - There is not a man that has passed through that great and famous university that can say with more truth than I can say, I love her from the bottom of my heart.

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