The National quarterly review, ed. by E.I. Sears

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Edward Isidore Sears

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Page 12 - Et maintenant voilà ce qui subsiste de cette ville puissante, un lugubre squelette! Voilà ce qui reste d'une vaste domination, un souvenir obscur et vain ! Au concours bruyant qui se pressait sous ces portiques a succédé une solitude de mort. Le silence des tombeaux s'est substitué au murmure des places publiques. L'opulence d'une cité de commerce s'est changée en une pauvreté hideuse. Les palais des rois sont devenus le repaire des fauves ; les troupeaux parquent au seuil des temples, et...
Page 349 - is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life ?" The Master said, " Is not RECIPROCITY such a word ? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Page 300 - They only ask of me one town in Louisiana, but I already consider the colony as entirely lost, and it appears to me that in the hands of this growing power, it will be more useful to the policy and even to the commerce of France, than if I should attempt to keep it.
Page 341 - There is government, when the prince is prince, and the minister is minister; when the father is father, and the son is son.
Page 337 - From the man bringing his bundle of dried flesh for my teaching upwards, I have never refused instruction to anyone." VIII. The Master said, "I do not open up the truth to one who is not eager to get knowledge, nor help out anyone who is not anxious to explain himself.
Page 338 - In old times, they had graves, but raised no tumulus over them. But I am a man, who belongs equally to the north and the south, the east and the west. I must have something by which I can remember the place.
Page 382 - Had I never been in the American colonies, but were to form my judgment of civil society by what I have lately seen, I should never advise a nation of savages to admit of civilization ; for I assure you, that, in the possession and enjoyment of the various comforts of life, compared to these people, every Indian is a gentleman, and the effect of this kind of civil society seems to be, the depressing multitudes below the savage state, that a few may be raised above it.
Page 340 - I. Confucius said of the head of the Chi family, who had eight rows of pantomimes in his area, 'If he can bear to do this, what may he not bear to do?
Page 380 - From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books.
Page 391 - Made sweet her smile and tone, And glorified her farm-wife dress With beauty not its own. The dear Lord's best interpreters Are humble human souls ; The Gospel of a life like hers Is more than books or scrolls. From scheme and creed the light goes out, The saintly fact survives ; The blessed Master none can doubt Revealed in holy lives.

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