The Oracle, Volumes 7-21

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Inland Press, 1878

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Page 7 - O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown! The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword; The expectancy and rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion and the mould of form, The observed of all observers, quite, quite down!
Page 20 - WHEN I reflect how little I have done, And add to that how little I have seen, Then furthermore how little I have won Of joy, or good, how little known, or been : I long for other life more full, more keen, And yearn to change with such as well have run — Yet reason mocks me — nay, the soul, I ween, Granted her choice would dare to change with none ; No, — not to feel, as Blondel when his lay Pierced the strong tower, and Richard answered it...
Page 14 - It is the best tonic known, furnishing sustenance to both brain and body. It makes a delicious drink with water and sugar only.
Page 25 - Poetry produces an illusion on the eye of the mind, as a magic lantern produces an illusion on the eye of the body. And, as the magic lantern acts best in a dark room, poetry effects its purpose most completely in a dark age.
Page 14 - A preparation of the phosphates of lime, magnesia, potash, and iron with phosphoric acid, in such form as to be readily assimilated by the system.
Page 8 - And ne'er did Grecian chisel trace A Nymph, a Naiad, or a Grace, Of finer form, or lovelier face...
Page 9 - I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better my mother had not borne me. I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do crawling between heaven and earth ? We are arrant knaves all; believe none of us.
Page 6 - He is at supper: not where he eats but where he is eaten; a certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at him.
Page 18 - ... as soon as I understood the principles, I relinquished for ever the pursuit of the Mathematics ; nor can I lament that I desisted before my mind was hardened by the habit of rigid demonstration, so destructive of the finer feelings of moral evidence, which must, however, determine the actions and opinions of our lives.
Page 10 - ... the genius and virtues of John Milton, the poet, the statesman, the philosopher, the glory of English literature, the champion and the martyr of English liberty.

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