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Página 144 - Love is bold' And seeks the height, though rooted in the mould. Touched when the dawn floats in an opal mist By fainter blush than opening roses own ; Calm in the evenings lucent amethyst, Pearl-crowned when midnight airs aside have blown, The clouds that rising moonlight vainly kissed, An aspiration fixed, a sigh made stone.
Página 231 - But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour, Nothing further then he uttered, not a feather then he fluttered, Till I scarcely more than muttered, — "Other friends have flown before; On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before.
Página 195 - To bear all smooth and even, This sudden sending him away must seem Deliberate pause; diseases desperate grown By desperate appliance are relieved, Or not at all.
Página 173 - Close on the hounds the hunter came, To cheer them on the vanished game; But, stumbling in the rugged dell, The gallant horse exhausted fell. The impatient rider strove in vain To rouse him with the spur and rein, For the good steed, his labours o'er, Stretched his stiff limbs, to rise no more; Then touched with pity and remorse He sorrowed o'er the expiring horse.
Página 289 - The incidents packed into 'The Veiled Hand' are very numerous and dramatic. Mr. Wicks manages his plenitude of episode with such skill that his packing is not a congestion. His plot, which is exceedingly ingenious, involves a wide variety of urgent topics, all of which Mr. Wicks treats with familiarity, shrewdness, and vivacity. In the matter of construction ' The Veiled Hand
Página 87 - Two sudden blows with a ragged stick, And one with a heavy stone, One hurried gash with a hasty knife, And then the deed was done: There was nothing lying at my foot But lifeless flesh and bone!
Página 290 - ... George Eliot, it is pleasant to come across a novel displaying many of the best traits of famous English novelists. . . . Related in masterly style, wit and humour, sarcasm, knowledge of human nature, and the philosophy that comes of experience being prominently exhibited in this very remarkable novel. Many of the passages are as good as anything to be found in
Página 144 - White like a spectre seen when night is old, Yet stained with hues of many a tear and smart, Cornelian, bloodstone, matched in callous art: Aflame like passion, like dominion cold, Bed of imperial consorts whom none part For ever (domed with glory, heart to heart), Still whispering to the ages,
Página 99 - Colonel Slick!" The Colonel smiled — with frenzy wild, — his very beard waxed blue, — His shirt it could not hold him, so wrathy riled he grew; He foams and frets, his knife he whets upon his seat below — He sharpens it on either side, and whittles at his toe.
Página 290 - His plot is ingenious and engaging; the characters and the incidents are well under control ; the writing, in which there are only a few flaws, is sound and almost constantly brilliant. Many of the chapters are humorous in a measure and in a manner which would have done credit to Dickens ; the pages sparkle with epigrams, and...