He boasts of his fondness for gypsies and prize-fighters and quite simply asks, "If he had not associated with prize-fighters, how couldhe have used his fists?
A few months later, when this aged philosopher is forty, he writes to an old friend that all the people he loves belong to the past and regard him with merely merciful indulgence.
Though he was, like all poets, delicately organized, he was an unusually sane and self-reliant man, quite sure of the value of his work.
In a letterhe calls a woman's children her "litter," and that has been quoted by some critics as an example of his brutality.
Because he despised all economics, he could not join a "scientific" party.
In a letter to his sister, who had evidently suggested the possibility of marriage, he says that he cheerfully accepts the disadvantages of independence.
He laid bare the motives of war, in which he had drawn a guilty sword, and became a militant champion of peace.
Approaching our language as an adult foreigner, he goes deep to the derivative meanings of words, their powerful first intentions, which familiarity has disguised from most of us native-born to English.
Mr. Freeman, who handles his documents admirably and is not slanted from the truth by moralistic concern for hero or heroine, is, nevertheless, naive and blind to the facts which he has so carefully considered.
At the same time that he is writing his long love letter, the "Journal to Stella," he is seeing Vanessa.
While he dreamed he did not believe himself a dreamer, any more than did Shelley.
She was singin' at whathe called the Winter Garden at Berlin, Germany.
As soon as the Friar had finished tyin' up the wound, he turned and walked up to Ty Jones.
He also apologized to the calf, an' told him that when he got back East, he would raise his hat every time he passed a milk wagon.
Ty got mad about this and said that cripple though he was, no man could make a monkey of him; but one night when he couldn't sleep hepracticed on it, and it gave him a lot o' relief.
Even Horace, himself, thought he was black sand; buthe turned out to be a mighty high grade o' powder.
He said that no one knew the cause of it except ol' Promotheus, and it was mightily to his credit that he hadn't devulged the secret.
One day when Cobden came, he walked to the House of Commons after the meeting, through falling snow, in the quiet, meditative way peculiar to him.
I have been asked by his host to walk home with him at night from a London suburban villa where he dined, because a Royalist assassin was known to be in London waiting to kill him.
When Felix Holt talked so, he had ceased to be a Radical--if he ever was one.
The one thought to be most overwhelming was that he was a "tailor" at Charing Cross.
He willed what he wished, and gave his voice and fortune to advance it.
At that time it was chivalry in Mr. Crosskey to do what he did, for which I respected him all his days.
When residing at Clifton as a professor, Mr. Newman came down to Broadmead Rooms at Bristol, and took the chair at one of my lectures, and spoke words on my behalf which only he could frame.
Anyhow, the Radical was always supposed to know what he was, and why he was what he was.
With a mind devoid of prejudice, he looked on scientific discoveries as a veteran and seasoned spectator.
General Maurice's words are: 'Beyond all doubt he dreaded becoming the head of a party of Christian Socialists.
If we have false expectations about men's characters, we are very much like the idiot who thinks he can carry milk in a can without a bottom.
I have lingered before the hotel in the market-place, where he stayed and from which he made speeches to the electors.
Like another and prouder satirist, he too found "something of summer" even "in the hum of insects.
If he had designed the complete work in advance, he scarcely would have made so harsh a prelude of rattle-pan rhymes to the delicious melody of the second stanza,--not even upon his theory of the fantastic.
In fact, he will overrate the relative value of the first good work by which his attention has been fairly caught.
The Raven was the first of the few poems whichhe nearly brought to completion before printing.
Here Poe assumed a privilege for which he roughly censured Longfellow, and which no one ever sought on his own premises without swift detection and chastisement.
Beauty pure and simple, and the perfect excellence thereof, he rarely seemed to comprehend.
This he did by arousing our sense of awe, through marvellous and often sublime conceptions of things unutterable and full of gloom or glory.
In some of these drawings his faults are evident; others reveal his powerful originality, and the best qualities in which, as a draughtsman, he stood alone.
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.
Pater, peering critically through the green to try to make out the details of Junior's building.
Mater murmured, "Yes, dear," as she always did obediently at this point.
Doesn't he know it's apt to slip its place in a year or two?
He coughed out an accidentally inhaled crustacean, and started over: "No spawn of mine.
Study the currents around your prospective site--particularly their direction and force at such crucial times as flood-tide.
Pater gave his spawn a scalding, scandalized look.
But it all seems sort of silly," said Junior stubbornly.
At worst," heconsoled her stoutly, "Junior may have been trapped in a tidepool.
It implies that William Penn had no success until he called in Dr.
Possibly this is because he has been forbidden by his physician to drink wine.
The ceremony is performed in accordance with Prussian law, before a civil magistrate and also in a church, and should the husband attempt to marry again he would be guilty of bigamy.
Von Jagow said that he was sure that this was not so, but that he did not know the name of the Commander, and that it was not "usual" to tell what punishment had been given.
After reading this can any one wonder that the Kaiser believes he is called by God to rule the Germans?
Persons who, a year ago, said that the President could have nothing to do with peace or negotiations, now say he is the only possible mediator.
Hollweg apparently did not have the exact copy of my articles for if hehad read them he would have seen clearly that I said the peace terms described were the German peace terms and not the opinions of the Chancellor.
Fortunately when he subsequently arrived in Spain we had already sailed, so that if he bore any sinister message from Berlin to the German agents in Spain to hinder our voyage, he was too late.
Marya Ivánofna threw a quick look at him, and divined that the murderer of her parents was before her eyes.
Only in the tavern were lights still to be seen, and from within arose the shouts of the lingering revellers.
For a long while we could neither of us do the other any harm, but at last, noticing that Chvabrine was getting tired, I vigorously attacked him, and almost forced him backwards into the river.
I can beat your Generals, and your Generals have beaten him.
Savéliitch listened to them talking with a very discontented manner, and cast suspicious glances, sometimes on the host and sometimes on the guide.
Near the door were several barrels of wine and two cannons.
And what," said he, "would the service be without punch?
I had no doubt of my mother's tenderness; but knowing the character and way of thinking of my father, I foresaw that my love would not touch him very much, and that he would call it youthful folly.
Therefore I proposed to her that she should go to my parents' country house.
I could not help smiling once or twice as I read the good old man's letter.
The evening before my father told me that he was going to give me a letter for my future superior officer, and bid me bring him pen and paper.
Then the women answered, "O Jason, thou knowest not the truth, or thou wouldst not speak such words.
Then the King departed, and the maidens made their prayer after this fashion: "My heart feareth as a dove feareth the serpent for her young ones, so cruelly doth the enemy come about this city to destroy it!
But first Jason had promised, swearing to her a great oath, that she should be his wife, and that he would take her with him to the land of Greece, and that he would be faithful unto her to his life's end.
And I too had not been left to live out my days thus miserably, being bereaved of her whom I loved.
But come, let us sit and take counsel together, for our need is sore, and reckon the chances which of the two hath prevailed--the Persian bow or the spear of Greece.
Then said Achilles, "Lady, I should count myself most happy if the Gods would grant thee to be my wife.
And when he was come, he found Apollo walking to and fro before the palace of King Admetus, having his bow in his hand.
Canst thou endure that we should live deprived of the wealth that was our father's; and also that we should grow old unmated?
And though hitherto we have fared well in this war, know ye for certain, for Tiresias the soothsayer hath said it, that there cometh a great danger this day upon the city.
And when they had finished, it befell that Hercules, who was on a journey, came to the palace and asked whether King Admetus was sojourning there.
Scant truly and light have been my slumbers, and with many tears have I watched for thee.
A triple crest he hath, and there are bells of bronze under his shield which ring terribly.
Before he was nine he could write such a passage as this about a Hallowe'en observance: 'I pulled a middling-sized cabbage-runt with a pretty sum of gold about it.
It was his pleasure, when the company was floated, to endow those whom he liked with stock; one, at least, never knew that he was a possible rich man until the grave had closed over his stealthy benefactor.
So that in some ways he stood outside of the lighter and kindlier life of his new home.
Thus, then, did Fleeming pass the whole of that night, crouching on the floor in the draught, and not daring to move lest he should wake the sleeper.
The spirit in which hecould write that he was 'much revived by having an opportunity of abusing Whistler to a knot of his special admirers,' is a spirit apt to be misconstrued.
He had a keen sense of language and its imperial influence on men; language contained all the great and sound metaphysics, he was wont to say; and a word once made and generally understood, he thought a real victory of man and reason.
When he was a child, he had once been patted on the head in his father's shop by no less a man than Samuel Johnson, as the Doctor went round the Borough canvassing for Mr. Thrale; and the child was true to this early consecration.
Will he not fancy that the shadows which he formerly saw are truer than the objects which are now shown to him?
And at last he will be able to see the sun, and not mere reflections of him in the water, but he will see him as he is in his own proper place, and not in another; and he will contemplate his nature.
But he who has experience of the manner in which we order justice and administer the state, and still remains, has entered into an implied contract that he will do as we command him.
When he had ended, Croesus inquired a second time, who after Tellus seemed to him the happiest, expecting that at any rate hewould be given the second place.
Who, when he thinks of Homer and Hesiod and other great poets, would not rather emulate them in the creation of children such as theirs, which have preserved their memory and given them everlasting glory?
In order to obtain this, he first deservedly suffers; and as soon as he has obtained it, it is all the same again.
His man drawing his sword, lift it up as though he had meant to have stricken his master: but turning his head at one side he thrust his sword into himself, and fell down dead at his master's foot.
The momenthe entered the house, he would call for his darling boy, and place him on his knee at the piano, while the little listener, if not interrupted, would remain for hours rapt in delight.
Opposite the entrance was a stone bench, occupied by several figures attired in a similar manner to his conductor.
A few seconds elapsed, when he saw a light streaming through a crevice.
To his fine ear for musical sound he was much indebted for the flowing ease of his diction.
That is a work of peril, and will need thine utmost vigilance.
When cast off, this thinking, sentient principle within has another tabernacle assigned to it, until the great consummation of all things.
His outer character he tells us was visible to all; to friends in proportion to their intimacy he threw off case after case; the sight of the innermost was reserved for himself, or for only one other.
Our doctrines thereby carry credence even to the most impious and unbelieving.
Tis well, good Carlos, in this noble city, Thanks to all proper instruments, we now Enter safe housed.
Wherefore shouldest thou, either by stratagem or force, thrust thyself, unbidden, into our presence?
Dee, who heard every word, these two worthies came straight towards the opening.