Johann Gottfried von Herder's Sämmtliche Werke ...

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In der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1806 - Aesthetics
 

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Page 217 - O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown! The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword; The expectancy and rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion and the mould of form, The observed of all observers, quite, quite down!
Page 238 - The Muse, disgusted at an age and clime Barren of every glorious theme, In distant lands now waits a better time, Producing subjects worthy fame : In happy climes, where, from the genial sun And virgin earth, such scenes ensue. The force of Art by Nature seems outdone, And fancied beauties by the true : In happy climes, the seat of innocence, Where Nature guides, and Virtue rules, Where men shall not impose, for truth and sense, The pedantry of courts and schools : There shall be sung...
Page 239 - Westward the course of empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Page 239 - There shall be sung another golden age, The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads and noblest hearts.
Page 204 - Plung'd to the hilts in venerable tomes, And rusted in ; who might have borne an edge, And play'da sprightly beam, if born to speech ; If born blest heirs of half their mother's tongue ! 'Tis thought's exchange, which, like th' alternate push Of waves conflicting, breaks the learned scum, And defecates the student's standing pool.
Page 210 - Heaven-planted! never pluck'd by one. Needful auxiliars are our friends, to give To social man true relish of himself. Full on ourselves descending in a line, Pleasure's bright beam is feeble in delight : Delight intense is taken by rebound; Reverberated pleasures fire the breast.
Page 204 - Teaching, we learn ; and giving, we retain The births of intellect ; when dumb, forgot. Speech ventilates our intellectual fire ; Speech burnishes our mental magazine ; Brightens, for ornament ; and whets, for use.
Page 209 - ... alternate push Of waves conflicting, breaks the learned scum, And defecates the student's standing pool. In Contemplation is his proud resource ? 'Tis poor, as proud, by Converse unsustain'd.
Page 238 - Verses on the prospect of planting arts and learning in America. By the late Dr. Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne (' DNB'). One line. Westward the course of empire takes its way, is now a stock quotation.
Page 203 - Thought, in the mine, may come forth gold, or dross ; When coin'd in word, we know its real worth. If sterling, store it for thy future use : 'Twill buy thee benefit; perhaps renown.

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