The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 17

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William Makepeace Thackeray
Smith, Elder and Company, 1868 - Electronic journals
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Page 654 - The uppermost idea with Hellenism is to see things as they really are ; the uppermost idea with Hebraism is conduct and obedience. Nothing can do away with this ineffaceable difference. The Greek quarrel with the body and its desires is, that they hinder right thinking, the Hebrew quarrel with them is, that they hinder right acting.
Page 535 - Through the high wood echoing shrill. Sometime walking, not unseen, By hedgerow elms, on hillocks green, Right against the eastern gate, Where the great sun begins his state...
Page 545 - Sir, after making great professions, he had, for many years, taken no notice of me ; but when my Dictionary was coming out, he fell a scribbling in ' The World
Page 521 - His form was of the manliest beauty. His heart was kind and soft; Faithful below he did his duty, But now he's gone aloft. Tom never from his word departed His virtues were so rare ; His friends were many and true-hearted, His Poll was kind and fair : And then he'd sing so blithe and jolly; Ah, many's the time and oft!
Page 24 - Violent indignation with the past, abstract systems of renovation applied wholesale, a new doctrine drawn up in black and white for elaborating down to the very smallest details a rational society for the future,— these are the ways of Jacobinism.
Page 137 - The bridegroom may forget the bride Was made his wedded wife yestreen ; The monarch may forget the crown That on his head an hour has been ; The mother may forget the child That smiles sae sweetly on her knee ; But I'll remember thee, Glencairn, And a' that thou hast done for me ! " LINES, SENT TO SIR JOHN WHITEFORD, OF WHITEFORD, BART., WITH THE FOREGOING POEM.
Page 656 - ... from the simplicity and charm of this ideal, Hellenism, and human life in the hands of Hellenism, is invested with a kind of aerial ease, clearness, and radiancy ; they are full of what we call sweetness and light. Difficulties are kept out of view, and the beauty and rationalness of the ideal have all our thoughts. " The best man is he who most tries to perfect himself, and the happiest man is he who most feels that he is perfecting himself...
Page 516 - D'ye mind me, a sailor should be every inch All as one as a piece of the ship, And with her brave the world without offering to flinch From the moment the anchor's atrip.
Page 228 - ... expanded in this manner : it appeared sometimes Bright and sometimes dark and spotted, as it was more or less impregnated with earth and cinders.
Page 92 - It was a consuming vexation to my father, that my mother never asked the meaning of a thing she did not understand. — —That she is not a woman of science, my father would say — is her misfortune — but she might ask a question. — My mother never did. In short, she went out of the world at last without knowing whether it turned round, or stood still. My father had officiously told her above a thousand times which way it was, — but she always forgot.

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