Argentine. An auto-biography

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1839 - 363 pages

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Page 356 - And, when the stream Which overflowed the soul was passed away, A consciousness remained that it had left, Deposited upon the silent shore Of memory, images and precious thoughts, That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed.
Page 318 - He that lacks time to mourn, lacks time to mend. Eternity mourns that. 'Tis an ill cure For life's worst ills, to have no time to feel them. Where sorrow's held intrusive and turned out, There wisdom will not enter, nor true power, Nor aught that dignifies humanity.
Page 102 - To be ignorant of evils to come, and forgetful of evils past, is a merciful provision in nature, whereby we digest the mixture of our few and evil days ; and our delivered senses not relapsing into cutting remembrances, our sorrows are not kept raw by the edge of repetitions.
Page 207 - Sincerely to aspire after virtue, is to gain her ; and zealously to labour after her wages, is to receive them. Those that seek her early, will find her before it is late : her reward also is with her, and she will come quickly. For the breast of a good man is a little heaven commencing on earth ; where the Deity sits enthroned with unrivalled influence, every safety from danger, resource from sterility, and subjugated passion, " like the wind and storm, fulfilling his word.
Page 293 - Man holds with week-day man in the hourly walk Of the mind's business : these are the degrees By which true Sway doth mount ; this is the stalk True Power doth grow on ; and her rights are these.
Page 117 - Now if banishment from one's country, removal to a foreign place, or anything which looks like solitude or desertion, be so heavy to endure : what must it be to feel this inward banishment, this real estrangement...
Page 206 - There is but one pursuit in life which it is in the power of all to follow, and of all to attain. It is subject to no disappointments, since he that perseveres makes every difficulty an advancement, and every contest a victory ; and this is the pursuit of virtue.
Page 225 - Patience ;" or, as (another French writer has explained his thought) — " La Patience cherche, et le Genie trouve ;" and there is little doubt that to the co-operation of these two powers all the brightest inventions of this world are owing; — that Patience must first explore the depths where the pearl lies hid, before Genius boldly dives and brings it up full into light.
Page 117 - ... must it be to feel this inward banishment, this real estrangement from human commerce, and to be after this manner in a desert and in the horridest of solitudes, even when in the midst of society? What must it be to live in this disagreement with everything, this irreconcilableness and opposition to the order and government of the universe?

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