Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli ...

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Philips, Sampson, 1852

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Page 247 - conquerant, dans sa fortune altiere, Se fit un jeu des sceptres et des lois, Et de ses pieds on peut voir la poussiere Empreinte encore sur le bandeau des rois." ' I admire, also, " Le Violon brise," for its grace and ' sweetness. How fine Beranger on Waterloo ! — ' " Its name shall never sadden verse of mine."
Page 132 - God did anoint thce with his odorous oil, To wrestle, not to reign; and he assigns All thy tears over, like pure crystallines, For younger fellow-workers of the soil To wear for amulets. So others shall Take patience, labor, to their hearts and hands, From thy hands, and thy heart, and thy brave cheer, And God's grace fructify through thee to all.
Page 201 - love-stories, tragedies, oracles with her, and, with her broad web of relations to so many fine friends, seemed like the queen of some parliament of love, who carried the key to all confidences, and to whom every question had been finally referred. Persons were her game, specially, if marked by fortune, or character, or success;
Page 47 - plain ; How beautiful and calm and free thou wert In thy young wisdom, when the mortal chain Of custom thou didst burst and rend in twain, And walk as free as light the clouds among
Page 68 - high turrets, in their airy sweep Require foundations, in proportion deep. And lofty cedars as far upward shoot As to the nether heavens they drive the root; So low did her secure foundation lie, She was not humble, but humility.
Page 311 - us, in our time and state of society, and how we may 'make best use of our means for building up the life of ' thought upon the life of action. 'Could a circle be assembled in earnest, desirous to 'answer the questions,— What were we born to do? 'and how shall we do it?
Page 41 - of time. Then, when I can, I read two hours in ' Italian, but I am often interrupted. At six, I walk, or ' take a drive. Before going to bed, I play or sing, for 'half an hour or so, to make all sleepy, and, about 'eleven, retire to write a little while in my journal,
Page 178 - may be fitly described in these words of Landor: '"There is a gloom in deep love, as in deep water; '" there is a silence in it which suspends the foot, and ' "the folded arms and the dejected head

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