The Classical Museum, Volume 1

Leonhard Schmitz
John W. Parker, 1844

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Page 397 - Nothing is more certain than that our manners, our civilization, and all the good things which are connected with manners and with civilization, have in this European world of ours depended for ages upon two principles, and were indeed the result of both combined: I mean the spirit of a gentleman and the spirit of religion.
Page 68 - The oracles are dumb, No voice or hideous hum Runs through the arched roof in words deceiving. Apollo from his shrine Can no more divine, With hollow shriek the steep of Delphos leaving. No nightly trance or breathed spell Inspires the pale-eyed priest from the prophetic cell.
Page 243 - Pelt him, pummel him, nnd maul him; rummage, ransack, overhaul him ; Overbear him and outbawl him; bear him down, and bring him under Bellow like a burst of thunder, Robber ! harpy ! sink of plunder ! Rogue and villain! rogue and cheat! rogue and villain, 1 repeat! Oftener than I can repeat it, has the rogue and villain cheated. Close around him, left and right; spit upon him, spurn and smite: Spit upon him as you see; spurn and spit at him like me.
Page 262 - The whole in cases and concerns occurring and recurring At every turn and every day domestic and familiar, So that the audience, one and all, from personal experience, Were competent to judge the piece, and form a fair opinion Whether my scenes and sentiments agreed with truth and nature. I never took them by surprise to storm their understandings, With Memnons and Tydides's and idle rattle-trappings Of battle-steeds and clattering shields to scare them from their senses ; But for a test (perhaps...
Page 254 - There came a body of thirty thousand cranes (I won't be positive, there might be more) With stones from Africa, in their craws and gizzards, Which the stone-curlews and stone-chatterers Worked into shape and finished.
Page 253 - O'er ocean and earth, and aloft to the sky : And all the world over, we're friends to the lover, And when other means fail, we are found to prevail, When a Peacock or Pheasant is sent as a present.
Page 258 - Let us hasten — let us fly — Where the lovely meadows lie; Where the living waters flow; Where the roses bloom and blow. — Heirs of immortality, Segregated, safe and pure, Easy, sorrowless, secure; Since our earthly course is run, We behold a brighter sun. Holy lives — a holy vow — Such rewards await them now.
Page 254 - Well, Friends and Birds, the sacrifice has succeeded ; Our omens have been good ones, good and fair. But what's the meaning of it ? We've no news From the new building yet ! No messenger ! Oh ! there at last, I see, — There's somebody Running at speed, and panting like a racer.
Page 342 - France, which prevailed at the end of the last and the beginning of the present century, were again awakened by the substitution of the republic for the monarchy.
Page 396 - Although the progress of civilization has undoubtedly contributed to assuage the fiercer passions of human nature, it seems to have been less favourable to the virtue of chastity, whose most dangerous enemy is the softness of the mind.

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