On Heroes, Hero-worship, and the Heroic in History: Six Lectures: Reported, with Emendations and Additions

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Chapman and Hall, 1842 - 382 pagine
 

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Pagina 112 - The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away ; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Pagina 16 - There is but one temple in the Universe,' says the devout Novak's, ' and that is the Body of Man. Nothing is holier than that high form. Bending before men is a reverence done to this Revelation in the Flesh. We touch Heaven when we lay our hand on a human body ! ' This sounds much like a mere flourish of rhetoric ; but it is not so.
Pagina 230 - Had he been a poor Half-and-half, he could have crouched into the corner, like so many others ; Scotland had not been delivered; and Knox had been without blame. He is the one Scotchman to whom, of all others, his country and the world owe a debt. He has to plead that Scotland would forgive him for having been worth to it any million "unblamable" Scotchmen that need no forgiveness!
Pagina 135 - ... a most touching face; perhaps of all faces that I know, the most so. Lonely there, painted as on vacancy, with the simple laurel wound round it, the deathless sorrow and pain, the known victory which is also deathless; — significant of the whole history of Dante.
Pagina 305 - Duchesses to dinner; the cynosure of all eyes ! Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man ; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Pagina 213 - It is, as we say, the greatest moment in the Modern History of Men. English Puritanism, England and its Parliaments, Americas, and vast work these two centuries ; French Revolution, Europe and its work everywhere at present: the germ of it all lay there: had Luther in that moment done other, it had all been otherwise...
Pagina 167 - To know a thing, what we can call knowing, a man must first love the thing, sympathise with it : that is, be virtuously related to it.
Pagina 1 - Universal History, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here.
Pagina 4 - The thoughts they had were the parents of the actions they did; their feelings were parents of their thoughts: it was the unseen and spiritual in them that determined the outward and actual; — their religion, as I say, was the great fact about them.
Pagina 170 - Shakspeare greater than Dante, in that he fought truly, and did conquer. Doubt it not, he had his own sorrows: those Sonnets of his will even testify expressly in what deep waters he had waded, and swum struggling for his life; —as what man like him ever failed to have to do? It seems to me a heedless notion, our common one, that...

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