Quest

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Carleton, 1864 - 312 pages

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Page 40 - And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, . And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor: And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted — nevermore...
Page 40 - This is the state of man : in prosperous fortune A shadow, passing light, throws to the ground Joy's baseless fabric : in adversity Comes malice with a sponge moistened in gall, And wipes each beauteous character away : More than the first this melts my soul to pity.
Page 176 - Künstler — denn der Weltmensch schaut nur oberflächlich oder selbstsüchtig, und der Verliebte verfälscht, nur zu sehr am irdischen Geschöpfe hangend ; aber der reine , einfältige Meister , in seiner Werkstätte tagelang denselben zwei Augen gegenüber, die er bildet und rundet — der sieht den Finger Gottes aus den todten Farben wachsen, und was er doch selber gemacht hat, scheint ihm nun nicht...
Page 294 - Before leaving, he stated his intention of travelling far and wide for the space of three years, at the expiration of which time he said he should surely return to visit his child.
Page 308 - I hope you will do me the honor to make my house your home during your stay. — Our frontiers are still infested by parties of Indians from whom I was so unfortunate as to receive two wounds on the 24th. Ult°. — My left arm is very much shattered and a slight wound in the right. — We suppose they were Creeks. — A report has circulated here that your Government...
Page 270 - European population constantly pouring upon yon, — there is no question in my mind that the government of the United States will be entirely in the hands of the mob in a few years

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