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Page 17 - set out by Matthew Arnold, descendant of the most unsparing of believers, the son of Winchester and Oxford : " There is not a creed which is not shaken, not an accredited dogma which is not shown to be questionable, not a received tradition which does not threaten to dissolve. Our religion has materialised itself in the supposed fact,
Page 62 - nations as being for intellectual and spiritual purposes one great confederation, bound to a joint action and working towards a common result ; a confederation whose members have a due knowledge both of the past out of which they all proceed, and of one another.—M. ARNOLD.
Page 258 - Et ni Posees ante diem librum cum lumine, si non Intendes animum studiis et rebus honestis, Invidia vel amore vigil torquebere. Unless you light your lamp ere dawn and read Some wholesome book that high resolves may breed, You'll find your sleep go from you, and will toss Upon your pillow, envious, lovesick,
Page 133 - BOSANQUET. CHAPTER I A NEW FRIEND When thou wishest to delight thyself, think of the virtues of those who live with thee ; for instance the activity of one, and the industry of another, and the liberality of a third, and some other good quality of a
Page 88 - In truth the legitimate contention is not of one age or school of literary art against another, but of all successive schools alike, against the stupidity which is dead to the substance, and the vulgarity which is dead to form
Page 214 - CHAPTER VI THE IRISH LEADER Friendship and association are very fine things, and a grand phalanx of the best of the human race, banded for some catholic object. Yes, excellent—but remember that no society can ever be so large as one
Page 43 - the future may prove it the greatest of his time, and the mainspring of the most striking part of his creative art —he was in accord with Mill. From his earliest days of reflection he said : "I have been oppressed by the injustice done to Women, the constraint put upon
Page 66 - age, our own included, is not its peculiar opinions, but the complex elements of that moral feeling and character in which, as in their congenial soil, opinions grow. This, however, is carrying us too far away. So far as Comtist influence went, it left me on the broad ledge where it stood planted by Mill and
Page 80 - not outlive his century. He must die as his great countryman, Descartes, had died before him. He must wither as the blade withers when the corn is ripe." A true image which the reader of the great books of the world does well to take to heart. It may be true
Page 351 - law points. The best of law points, in truth, was a story. A peasant was in the dock for a violent assault. The clerk read the indictment with all its legal jargon. The prisoner to the warder : " What's all that he says ? " Warder : " He says ye hit Pat Curry with