Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 2

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Coolidge & Wiley, 1849

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Page 122 - that all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights — among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,' I shall strenuously contend for the immediate enfranchisement of our slave population.
Page 423 - Saturn, quiet as a stone, Still as the silence round about his lair; Forest on forest hung about his head Like cloud on cloud. No stir of air was there, Not so much life as on a summer's day Robs not one light seed from the feather'd grass, But where the dead leaf fell, there did it rest.
Page 55 - Mammon, the least erected Spirit that fell From Heaven; for even in Heaven his looks and thoughts Were always downward bent, admiring more The riches of Heaven's pavement, trodden gold, Than aught divine or holy else enjoyed In vision beatific.
Page 418 - The preparatory poem * is biographical, and conducts the history of the Author's mind to the point when he was emboldened to hope that his faculties were sufficiently matured for entering upon the arduous labour which he had proposed to himself ; and the two Works have the same kind of relation to each other, if he may so express himself, as the antechapel has to the body of a gothic church.
Page 507 - ... whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundations on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Page 74 - Do men take first, then claim ? Do thus the seasons run their course with them ? — Her lips were seal'd ; her head sank on his breast. 'Tis said that laughs were heard within the wood : But who should hear them ? and whose laughs ? and why?
Page 421 - The intelligible forms of ancient poets, The fair humanities of old religion, The power, the beauty, and the majesty, That had their haunts in dale, or piny mountain, Or forest by slow stream, or pebbly spring, Or chasms and watery depths; all these have vanished; They live no longer in the faith of reason.
Page 72 - Poseidon, the sea-king, reveres, And whom his brother, stubborn Dis, hath pray'd To turn in pity the averted cheek Of her he bore away, with promises, Nay, with loud oath before dread Styx itself, To give her daily more and sweeter flowers Than he made drop from her on Enna's dell. Rhaicos was looking from his father's door At the long trains that hastened to the town From all the valleys, like bright rivulets...
Page 72 - Echion ! do not strike That tree : it must be hollow ; for some god Speaks from within. Come thyself near. " Again Both turn'd toward it : and behold ! there sat Upon the moss below, with her two palms Pressing it, on each side, a maid in form.
Page 71 - Rhaicos was born amid the hills wherefrom Gnidos the light of Caria is discern'd, And small are the white-crested that play near And smaller onward are the purple waves. Thence festal choirs were visible, all...

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