The Man of Genius

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Black, 1914 - Genius - 483 pages
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Page 95 - I have of late— but wherefore I know not— lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.
Page 129 - But he answered and said unto him that told him; "Who is my mother? and who are my brethren ?" And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said ; " Behold, my mother, and my brethren.
Page 235 - Get thee to a nunnery; Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest; but yet I could accuse me of such things, that it were better, my mother had not borne me: I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious; with more offences at my beck, than I have thoughts to put them in. imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in.
Page 112 - Rightly to be great Is not to stir without great argument, But greatly to find quarrel in a straw When honour's at the stake.
Page 88 - Look here, upon this picture, and on this, The counterfeit presentment of two brothers. See what a grace was seated on this brow; Hyperion's curls, the front of Jove himself, An eye like Mars, to threaten and command...
Page 265 - Honour thy " 'father, and thy mother;' and, ' Whoso curseth father, or, " ' mother, let him die the death : ' " but, ye say, ' If a man " ' shall say to his father, or, mother, It is Corban,' (that is " to say, a gift,) ' by whatsoever thou mightest be profited "
Page 102 - tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now ; if it be not now, yet it will come : the readiness is all : Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows, what is't to leave betimes ?
Page 119 - Excitements of my reason and my blood, And let all sleep, while to my shame I see, The imminent death of twenty thousand men, That, for a fantasy and trick of fame, Go to their graves like beds...
Page 258 - And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
Page 116 - Still am I call'd. — Unhand me, gentlemen. By heaven, I'll make a ghost of him that lets me!

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