Essays: Selected from the Writings, Literary, Political, and Religious, of Joseph Mazzini

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W. Scott, 1887 - 332 pagine

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Pagina 105 - Yet, Freedom ! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, Streams like the thunder-storm against the wind; Thy trumpet voice, though broken now and dying, The loudest still the tempest leaves behind; Thy tree hath lost its blossoms, and the rind...
Pagina 91 - The mind which is immortal makes itself Requital for its good or evil thoughts — Is its own origin of ill and end, And its own place and time: its innate sense, When stripped of this mortality, derives No colour from the fleeting things without ; But is absorbed in sufferance or in joy. Born from the knowledge of its own desert...
Pagina 100 - Rome ! my country ! city of the soul ! The orphans of the heart must turn to thee, Lone mother of dead empires ! and control In their shut breasts their petty misery. What are our woes and sufferance ? Come and see The cypress, hear the owl, and plod your way O'er steps of broken thrones and temples, ye Whose agonies are evils of a day ! — A world is at our feet as fragile as our clay.
Pagina xxviii - I cannot hide that some have striven, Achieving calm, to whom was given The joy that mixes man with Heaven "Who, rowing hard against the stream, Saw distant gates of Eden gleam, And did not dream it was a dream...
Pagina 85 - The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame Over his living head like Heaven is bent, An early but enduring monument, Came, veiling all the lightnings of his song In sorrow; from her wilds...
Pagina 37 - Right is the faith of the individual. Duty is the common collective faith. Right can but organise resistance : it may destroy, it cannot found. Duty builds up, associates, and unites ; it is derived from a general law, whereas Right is derived only from human will. There is nothing therefore to forbid a struggle against Right...
Pagina 199 - E di venire a ciò io studio quanto posso, sì com'ella sae veracemente. Sì che, se piacere sarà di colui a cui tutte le cose vivono, che la mia vita duri per alquanti anni, io spero di dicer di lei quello che mai non fue detto d'alcuna.
Pagina 199 - Sonetto, apparve a me una mirabile visione, nella quale io vidi cose che mi fecero proporre di non dir più di questa benedetta, infino a tanto che io non potessi più degnamente trattare di lei.
Pagina 216 - ... mia voglia, la piaga della fortuna, che suole ingiustamente al piagato molte volte essere imputata. Veramente io sono stato legno...
Pagina 106 - I shall not fall back ; though I don't think them in force or heart sufficient to make much of it. But, onward! — it is now the time to act, and what signifies self, if a single spark of that which would be worthy of the past can be bequeathed unquenchedly to the future ? It is not one man, nor a million, but the spirit of liberty which must be spread.

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