A Journey Around the World

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Knickerbocker Press, 1922 - 283 pages
 

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Page 30 - I stood in Venice on the Bridge of Sighs, A palace and a prison on each hand; I saw from out the wave her structures rise As from the stroke of the enchanter's wand. A thousand years their cloudy wings expand Around me, and a dying Glory smiles O'er the far times, when many a subject land Look'd to
Page 249 - deep Sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, To mingle with the Universe, and feel What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.
Page 46 - Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscovered country, from whose bourn No traveler returns, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear
Page 40 - Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, That were wont to set the table on a roar ? Not one now, to mock your own grinning.
Page 98 - Strange is it not? that of the myriads who Before us passed the door of darkness thru Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.
Page 30 - For I will raise her statue in pure gold; That while Verona by that name is known, There shall no figure at such rate be set As that of true and faithful Juliet.
Page 118 - For just experience tells, in every soil, That those who think must govern those that toil; And all that freedom's highest aims can reach, Is but to lay proportioned loads on each.
Page 48 - So naturalists observe a flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller still to bite 'em; And so proceed ad infinitum.
Page 245 - Be it ours to meditate, In these calm shades, thy milder majesty, And to the beautiful order of thy works Learn to conform the order of our lives.
Page 10 - would rather have been that man, and gone down to the tongueless silence of the dreamless dust, than to have been that imperial impersonation of force and murder known as Napoleon the Great.

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