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(without typos) from the publisher. 1861. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... The college without the family, is a barbarous and brutal
expedient, to which I deem immeasurably preferable the family
without the college ." These are the words of one who is himself a
Professor of the University, and they occur in a work which has
been crowned with academic honours, as useful to the state. But it
is time to close this visit. Let us repeat, as we depart, the lines
of the poet, so doubly applicable to the person we have had in
view, "She was belov'd, she loved; she is, and doth; But still,
s-weet love is food for fortune's tooth." chapter ix., ov go with
me, and with this holy man, into the chantry by. We are to hear
to-day of some singular traits, that may be thought taken from a
black-letter chronicle, of justice, humility, and charity, all
leading to a great affection for the poor, and even to a
familiarity with their fortunes; and here, again, I am to speak
what I do know. "Enemies," if there were ever any such, which I
disbelieve, "shall say all this, Then in a friend it will be cold
modesty." It appears, therefore, if one may more plainly say it
without offence, that our proposed theme will possess the interest
which belongs to a description of things, that are placed somewhat
beyond the limits of ordinary observation. At least, the poet might
be thought disposed to take this view of it; for he considers the
pure spirit of joistice to be a thing rather rare just at present,
saying, "If the heart Could be inspected to its inmost folds, Paul
Janet, La Faoiille. By sight undazzled with the glare of praise,
Who shall be named--Whom ti: e best might of conscience, truth, and
hope, For one day's little compass, has preserved From painful and
discreditable shocks Of contradiction, from some vague desire
Culpably cherished, or corrupt relapse? ...
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