At Home and Abroad, Or, Things and Thoughts in America and Europe

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Crosby, Nichols, 1856 - 466 էջ

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Էջ 142 - King o' men for a' that. Ye see yon birkie, ca'da lord, Wha struts and stares, and a' that ; Tho' hundreds worship at his word, He 's but a coof for a' that : For a' that, and a' that, His riband, star, and a' that, The man of independent mind, He looks and laughs at a
Էջ 142 - Our toils obscure an' a' that, The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The Man's the gowd for a* that. What though on hamely fare we dine. Wear hoddin grey, an' a' that; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine; A Man's a Man for a
Էջ 142 - Guid faith, he maunna fa' that! For a' that, an' a' that, Their dignities an' a' that; The pith o' sense, an' pride o' worth, Are higher rank than a' that. Then let us pray that come it may, (As come it will for a' that,) That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth Shall bear the gree, an' a
Էջ 153 - DOST thou idly ask to hear At what gentle seasons Nymphs relent, when lovers near Press the tenderest reasons ? Ah, they give their faith too oft To the careless wooer ; Maidens' hearts are always soft : Would that men's were truer. Woo the fair one, when around Early birds are singing ; When, o'er all the fragrant ground, Early herbs are springing ; When the brookside, bank, and grove, All with blossoms laden, Shine with beauty, breathe of love — Woo the timid maiden. Woo her when, with rosy blush,...
Էջ 22 - I trust by reverent faith to woo the mighty meaning of the scene, perhaps to foresee the law by which a new order, a new poetry, is to be evoked from this chaos...
Էջ 185 - It is the heroic arrogance of some old Scandinavian conqueror ; it is his nature, and the untamable impulse that has given him power to crush the dragons. You do not love him, perhaps, nor revere ; and perhaps, also, he would only laugh at you if you did ; but you like him heartily, and like to see him, the powerful smith, the Siegfried, melting all the old iron in his furnace till it glows to a sunset red, and burns you if you senselessly go too near.
Էջ 54 - A man religious, virtuous and sagacious; a man of universal sympathies, but self-possessed; a man who knows the region of emotion, though he is not its slave; a man to whom this world is no mere spectacle, or fleeting shadow, but a great solemn game to be played with good heed, for its stakes are of eternal value, yet who, if his own play be true, heeds not what he loses by the falsehood of others. A man who hives from the past, yet knows that its honey can but moderately avail him; whose comprehensive...
Էջ 185 - It is the usual misfortune of such marked men (happily not one invariable or inevitable) that they cannot allow other minds room to breathe...
Էջ 142 - Our toils obscure, and a' that ; The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that ! What tho' on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin gray, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A man's a man, for a
Էջ 289 - To you, people of America, it may perhaps be given to look on and learn in time for a preventive wisdom. You may learn the real meaning of the words FRATERNITY, EQUALITY: you may, despite the apes of the past who strive to tutor you, learn the needs of a true democracy. You may in time learn to reverence, learn to guard, the true aristocracy of a nation, the only really nobles, — the LABORING CLASSES.

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