Specimens of the Table Talk of the Late Samuel Taylor Coleridge ...

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Harper & Brothers, 1836 - Anecdotes - 326 pages
 

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Page 193 - It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
Page 302 - The sun had long since in the lap Of Thetis taken out his nap, And like a lobster boil'd, the morn From black to red began to turn."* The Imagination modifies images, and gives unity to variety ; it sees all things in one, il piu neW uno.
Page 247 - Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
Page 102 - You common cry of curs! whose breath I hate As reek o' the rotten fens, whose loves I prize As the dead carcasses of unburied men That do corrupt my air, I banish you; And here remain with your uncertainty! Let every feeble rumour shake your hearts! Your enemies, with nodding of their plumes, Fan you into despair! Have the power still To banish your defenders; till, at length...
Page 64 - And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? What is it which these witness against thee? But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
Page 166 - The Sensual and the Dark rebel in vain, Slaves by their own compulsion ! In mad game They burst their manacles and wear the name Of Freedom, graven on a heavier chain...
Page 231 - To carry on the feelings of childhood into the powers of manhood; to combine the child's sense of wonder and novelty with the appearances which every day for perhaps forty years had rendered familiar; 'With sun and moon and stars throughout the year, And man and woman;' — this is the character and privilege of genius, and one of the marks which distinguish genius from talent.
Page 56 - And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live ? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
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