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...
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 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 110 - Social Idea extant ; not so much as the Idea of a common Home, but only of a common over-crowded Lodging-house? Where each, isolated, regardless of his neighbour, turned against his neighbour, clutches what he can get, and cries
Pagina 134 - Do we not already know that the name of the Infinite is GOOD, is GOD? Here on Earth we are as Soldiers, fighting in a foreign land ; that understand not the plan of the campaign, and have no need to understand it ; seeing well what is at our hand to be doneLet us do it like Soldiers ; with submission, with courage, with a heroic joy. ' Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might.
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.
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 100 - In their shut breast 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 110 - Call ye that a Society,' cries he again, 'where there is no longer any Social Idea extant; not so much as the Idea of a common Home, but only of a common overcrowded Lodging-house? Where each, isolated, regardless of his neighbour, turned against his neighbour, clutches what he can get, and cries "Mine!

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