The Works of Walter Savage Landor, Volume 2

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E. Moxon, 1846 - 675 pages

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Page 59 - Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to impose : he through the armed files Darts his experienced eye, and soon traverse The whole battalion views, their order due, * Their visages and stature as of gods ; Their number last he sums.
Page 268 - These may she never share!' Quieter is his breath, his breast more cold Than daisies in the mould, Where children spell, athwart the churchyard gate, His name, and life's brief date.
Page 458 - But when God commands to take the trumpet^ and blow a dolorous or a jarring blast, it lies not in man's will what he shall say or what he shall conceal.
Page 59 - As bees In spring-time, when the Sun with Taurus rides, Pour forth their populous youth about the hive In clusters; they among fresh dews and flowers Fly to and fro, or on the smoothed plank, The suburb of their straw-built citadel, New rubbed with balm, expatiate, and confer Their state affairs: so thick the aery crowd Swarmed and were straitened; till, the signal given, Behold a wonder!
Page 134 - For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in nowise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Page 484 - We are what suns and winds and waters make us; The mountains are our sponsors, and the rills Fashion and win their nursling with their smiles.
Page 158 - It suffices if the whole drama be found not produced beyond the fifth act, of the style and uniformity, and that commonly called the plot, whether intricate or explicit, which is nothing indeed but such economy or disposition of the fable as may stand best with verisimilitude and decorum...
Page 71 - To what thou hast, and for the air of youth Hopeful and cheerful in thy blood will reign A melancholy damp of cold and dry, To weigh thy spirits down, and last consume The balm of life.
Page 71 - Milton must be confessed to have equalled every other poet. He has involved in his account of the Fall of Man the events which preceded, and those that were to follow it : he has interwoven the whole system of theology with such propriety, that every part appears to be necessary ; and scarcely any recital is wished shorter for the sake of quickening the progress of the main action.
Page 59 - Heaven, they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the crystal battlements : from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day ; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith like a falling star, On Lemnos the JSgean isle : thus they relate, Erring ; for he with this rebellious rout Fell long before ; nor aught avail'd him now To have built in Heaven high towers ; nor did he 'scape By all his engines, but was headlong sent With his industrious crew to build in Hell.

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