The Idler, Volum 14

Chatto & Windus, 1899

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Side 655 - But now farewell. I am going a long way With these thou see'st — if indeed I go (For all my mind is clouded with a doubt) — To the island-valley of Avilion ; Where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow, Nor ever wind blows loudly ; but it lies Deep-meadow'd, happy, fair with orchard lawns And bowery hollows crown'd with summer sea, Where I will heal me of my grievous wound.
Side 305 - I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: there was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Side 28 - I'd have you buy and sell so ; so give alms ; Pray so; and for the ordering your affairs, To sing them too. When you do dance, I wish you A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that ; move still, still so, and own No other function. Each your doing, So singular in each particular, Crowns what you are doing in the present deeds, That all your acts are queens.
Side 200 - Oh Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make, And ev'n with Paradise devise the Snake: For all the Sin wherewith the Face of Man Is blacken'd — Man's forgiveness give — and take!
Side 281 - Outside should suffice for evidence: And whoso desires to penetrate Deeper, must dive by the spirit-sense — No optics like yours, at any rate! V. X "Hoity toity! A street to explore, Your house the exception! 'With this same key Shakespeare unlocked his heart...
Side 302 - It is in this marvellous transformation of clods and cold matter into living things that the joy and the hope of summer reside. Every blade of grass, each leaf, each separate floret and petal is an inscription speaking of hope. Consider the grasses and the oaks, the swallows, the sweet blue butterfly — they are one and all a sign and token showing before our eyes earth made into life. So that my hope becomes as broad as the horizon afar, reiterated by every leaf, sung on every bough, reflected...
Side 92 - There was an Old Man who said, " Well! Will nobody answer this bell? I have pulled day and night, till my hair has grown white, But nobody answers this bell!
Side 528 - Growling horribly close to my ear, he shook me as a terrier dog does a rat.. .The shock produced a stupor similar to that which seems to be felt by a mouse after the first shake of the cat. It caused a sort of dreaminess, in which there was no sense of pain nor feeling of terror, though quite conscious of all that was happening. It was like what patients partially under the influence of chloroform describe, who see all the operation, but feel not the knife.
Side 98 - There was an Old Man of Aosta, Who possessed a large cow, but he lost her; But they said, 'Don't you see She has rushed up a tree? You invidious Old Man of Aosta!
Side 93 - There was an Old Man in a tree, who was horribly bored by a bee; When they said, "Does it buzz?

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