The Cornhill Magazine

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George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray
Smith, Elder., 1873 - Electronic journals

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Page 67 - I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary.
Page 594 - Not fortune's worshipper, nor fashion's fool, Not lucre's madman, nor ambition's tool, Not proud, nor servile ; be one poet's praise, That, if he pleased, he pleased by manly ways...
Page 477 - The saw of their teeth without he could hear. And in at the windows, and in at the door, And through the walls by thousands they pour, And down...
Page 594 - And something previous e'en to taste— 'tis sense; Good sense, which only is the gift of Heaven, And though no science, fairly worth the seven; A light which in yourself you must perceive ; Jones and Le Notre have it not to give.
Page 66 - Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from the knowledge of the old ; and her strong, imperious will would never have been daunted by opposition or difficulty ; never have given way but with life.
Page 462 - A maiden knight — to me is given Such hope, I know not fear; I yearn to breathe the airs of heaven That often meet me here. I muse on joy that will not cease, Pure spaces clothed in living beams, Pure lilies of eternal peace, Whose odours haunt my dreams; And, stricken by an angel's hand, This mortal armour that I wear, This weight and size, this heart and eyes, Are touch'd, are turn'd to finest air. The clouds are broken in the sky, And thro' the mountain-walls A rolling organ-harmony Swells up,...
Page 90 - The sun's rays are the ultimate source of almost every motion which takes place on the surface of the earth. By its heat are produced all winds, and those disturbances in the electric equilibrium of the atmosphere which give rise to the phenomena of lightning, and probably also to those of terrestrial magnetism and the aurora.
Page 66 - Bell did not describe as one whose eye and taste alone found pleasure in the prospect; her native hills were far more to her than a spectacle; they were what she lived in, and by, as much as the wild birds, their tenants, or as the heather, their produce.
Page 70 - Though earth and man were gone, And suns and universes ceased to be, And Thou wert left alone, Every existence would exist in thee. There is not room for Death Nor atom that his might could render void : Thou — THOU art Being and Breath, And what THOU art may never be destroyed.
Page 56 - I asked the next (Emily, afterwards Ellis Bell) what I had best do with her brother Branwell, who was sometimes a naughty boy; she answered, 'Reason with him, and when he won't listen to reason, whip him.

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