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de Quincey's Writings (Volume 1) (Paperback) Loot Price: R298 Discovery Miles 2 980
de Quincey's Writings (Volume 1) (Paperback): Thomas De Quincey
de Quincey's Writings (Volume 1) (Paperback): Thomas De Quincey

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Thomas De Quincey

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 68 CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISE OPIUM-EATER. hopes which blossom in the paths of life, reconciled with the peace which is in the grave; motions of the intellect as unwearied as the heavens, yet for all anxieties a halcyon calm; a tranquillity that seemed no product of inertia, but as if resulting from mighty and equal antagonisms; infinite activities, infinite repose. O just, subtile, and mighty opium ! that to the hearts of poor and rich alike, for the wounds that will never heal, arid for " the pangs that tempt the spirit to rebel," bringest an assuaging balm;?eloquent opium ! that with thy potent rhetoric stealest away the purposes of wrath, and, to the guilty man, for one night givest back the hopes of his youth, and hands washed pure from blood, and, to the proud man, a brief oblivion for Wrongs unredressed, and insults unavenged; that summonest to the chancery of dreams, for the triumphs of suffering innocence, false witnesses, and confonndest perjury, and dost reverse the sentences of unrighteous judges; ? thou bulkiest upon the bosom of darkness, out of the fantastic imagery of the brain, cities and temples, beyond the art of Phidias and Praxiteles, ? beyond the splendor of Babylon and He- katompylos; and, " from the anarchy of dreaming sleep," callest into sunny light the faces of long-buried beauties, and the blessed household countenances, cleansed from the " dishonors of the grave." Thou only givest these gifts to man; and thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtile, and mighty opium ! chapter{Section 4INTRODUCTION THE PAINS OF OPIUM. Courteous, and, I hope, indulgent reader, (for all my readers must be indulgent ones, or else, I fear, I shall shock them too much to count on their courtesy, ) having accompanied me thus far, now let me request yo...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Thomas De Quincey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-1-4590-4385-5
Barcode: 9781459043855
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4590-4385-5

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