The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 28

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D. Appleton, 1886

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Page 16 - LIV. OH yet we trust that somehow good Will be the final goal of ill, To pangs of Nature, sins of will, Defects of donbt, and taints of blood ; That nothing walks with aimless feet ; That not one life shall be destroyed, Or cast as
Page 18 - A monster then, a dream, A discord. Dragons of the prime, That tare each other in their slime, Were mellow music matched with him. O life as futile, then, as frail ! O for thy voice to soothe and bless ! What hope of answer, or redress? Behind the veil, behind the veil. TENNYSON, In Memoriam. (By kind permission of
Page 815 - being luminous bodies only through the action of the sun, could not be luminous until such a degree of light, or of light-force, was accumulated upon or in the sun as to make them luminous, instead of being ** Silent as the moon, When she deserts the night Hid in her vacant
Page 383 - conceive either beginning or end. Amid the mysteries which become the more mysterious the more they are thought about, there will remain the one absolute certainty, that he is ever In presence of an Infinite and Eternal Energy from which all things proceed- 1
Page 325 - be individually magnified into almost conscious beings by the poet.* * " A nun demure of lowly port, Or sprightly maiden, of Love's court, In thy simplicity the sport Of all temptations ; A queen in crown of rubies drest, A starveling in a scanty vest, Are all, as seems to suit thee best, Thy
Page 325 - While the patient primrose sits Like a beggar in the cold."—WORDSWORTH. " Here are sweet-peas, on tiptoe for a flight With wings of gentle flush o'er delicate white, And taper fingers catching at all things To bind them all about with tiny rings."—KEATS. " Bloomy grapes, laughing from green
Page 421 - sea-monsters and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind." And I presume that it will be agreed that whales and porpoises,
Page 17 - That not a worm is cloven in vain ; That not a moth with vain desire Is shriveled in a fruitless fire, Or bat subserves another's gain. Behold, we know not
Page 20 - sterner accents affirmed the sovereignty of impersonal and unrecompensing law. I listened, and night fell ; her grave, majestic countenance turned toward me like a Sibyl's in the gloom ; it was as though she withdrew from my grasp, one by one, the two scrolls of promise, and left me the third scroll only, awful with inevitable fates.
Page 757 - Where did you get your eyes so blue? Out of the sky as I came through. "Where did you get that little tear? I found it waiting when I got here. "Where did

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