A Second Scrap Book

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1923 - 371 pages

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Page 59 - OUT of the golden remote wild west where the sea without shore is, Full of the sunset, and sad, if at all, with the fulness of joy, As a wind sets in with the autumn that blows from the region of stories, Blows with a perfume of songs and of memories beloved from a boy...
Page 293 - Dower'd with the hate of hate, the scorn of scorn, The love of love.
Page 178 - HOW TO MAKE A POEM LIKE MR. MATTHEW ARNOLD. TAKE one soulful of involuntary unbelief, -which has been previously well flavored with self-satisfied despair. Add to this one beautiful text of Scripture. Mix these well together ; and as soon as ebullition commences, grate in finely a few regretful allusions to the New Testament and the Lake of Tiberias, one constellation of stars, half-a-dozen allusions to the nineteenth century, one to Goethe, one to Mont Blanc, or the Lake of Geneva ; and one also,...
Page 157 - Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes: Those scraps are good deeds past; which are devour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done...
Page 158 - Ever a month was passed away ? The reddest lips that ever have kissed. The brightest eyes that ever have shone, May pray and whisper, and we not list, Or look away, and never be missed, Ere yet ever a month is gone.
Page 147 - No : a poet's opinions, tastes, principles, actions, ideals, character, and so forth, matter absolutely nothing when he is considered as a poet. You may hang him as a poet " for his bad verses,
Page 178 - ... wife's reputation into small pieces ; and dust them well over the blameless prig. Then take a few vials of tribulation and wrath, and empty these generally over the whole ingredients of your poem : and, taking the sword of the heathen, cut into small pieces the greater part of your minor characters. Then wound slightly the head of the blameless prig ; remove him suddenly from the table, and keep in a cool barge for future use.
Page 271 - Dost thou ask her crime ? She whipped two female prentices to death, And hid them in the coal-hole.
Page 224 - Will ne'er be forgot By those who were there, And those who were not...
Page 115 - ... somewhere, and at the same time such a hearty intensity of double meaning as make it admirable." The other scene was the last, where, when Iago is at bay, "the short retort to Othello, ' I bleed, sir, but not killed/ is equally admirable. Stoical composure, outward preservation of respect to the general, and yet a covert suggestion of the same ironic kind as that which Othello himself had made on the futility of his wrath, are all implied in it.

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