The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles Lettres, Volume 3

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Ballantyne, 1830 - Great Britain
Vol. 2 includes "The poet Shelley--his unpublished work, T̀he wandering Jew'" (p. 43-45, [57]-60)
 

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Page 42 - My passion had its usual effects upon me — I could not sleep — I could not eat — I could not rest : and although I had reason to know that she loved me, it was the texture of my life to think of the time which must elapse before we could meet again, being usually about twelve hours of separation ! But I was a fool then, and am not much wiser now.
Page 264 - He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.
Page 262 - I, therefore, came to stand nearly upon the footing which honest Slender consoled himself on having established with Mistress Anne Page ; " There was no great love between us at the beginning, and it pleased Heaven to decrease it on farther acquaintance." I became sensible that the time was come when I must either buckle myself resolutely to the " toil by day, the lamp by night...
Page 42 - As a scholar he was greatly my superior ; as a declaimer and actor I was reckoned at least his equal ; as a school-boy out of School, I was always in scrapes, and he never ; and in School, he always knew his lesson, and I rarely — but when I knew it, I knew it nearly as well. In general information, history, &c. &c. I think I was his superior, as well as of most boys of my standing.
Page 46 - John Adams lies here, of the parish of Southwell, A Carrier, who carried his can to his mouth well ; He carried so much, and he carried so fast, He could carry no more — so was...
Page 43 - He ordered me to be presented to him at a ball ; and after some sayings peculiarly pleasing from royal lips, as to my own attempts, he talked to me of you and your immortalities : he preferred you to every bard past and present, and asked which of your works pleased me most. It was a difficult question. I answered, I thought the
Page 43 - To be thus praised by your Sovereign must be gratifying to you ; and if that gratification is not alloyed by the communication being made through me, the bearer of it will consider himself very fortunately and sincerely, " Your obliged and obedient servant, " BYRON. " P. S — Excuse this scrawl, scratched in a great hurry, and just after a journey.
Page 253 - ... devout prayer to that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim, with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases...
Page 187 - My name from the palms of His hands Eternity will not erase ; Impressed on His heart it remains In marks of indelible grace : Yes ! I to the end shall endure As sure as the earnest is given : More happy, but not more secure, The glorified spirits in heaven.
Page 264 - The attempt to return to a more simple and natural style of poetry was likely to be welcomed at a time when the public had become tired of heroic hexameters, with all the buckram and binding which belong to them of later days. But whatever might have been his expectations, whether moderate or unreasonable, tinresult left them far behind...

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