The poetical works of S.T. Coleridge, Volume 3

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Page 24 - Straight forward goes The lightning's path, and straight the fearful path Of the cannon-ball. Direct it flies and rapid, Shattering that it may reach, and shattering what it reaches. My son! the road, the human being travels, That, on which BLESSING comes and goes, doth follow The river's course, the valley's playful windings, Curves round the corn-field and the hill of vines, Honouring the holy bounds of property! And thus secure, though late, leads to its end.
Page 47 - And fashions in the depths — the spirit's ladder, That from this gross and visible world of dust Even to the starry world, with thousand rounds, Builds itself up ; on which the unseen powers Move up and down on heavenly ministries — The circles in the circles, that approach The central sun with ever-narrowing orbit — These see the glance alone, the unsealed eye, Of Jupiter's glad children born in lustre.
Page 167 - War ! is that the name ? , War is as frightful as heaven's pestilence. Yet it is good, is it heaven's will as that is. Is that a good war, which against the Emperor Thou wagest with the Emperor's own army*?
Page 221 - The stars lie not ; but we have here a work Wrought counter to the stars and destiny. The science is still honest : this false heart Forces a lie on the truth-telling heaven. On a divine law divination rests ; Where nature deviates from that law, and stumbles Out of her limits, there all science errs. True, I did not suspect ! Were it superstition Never by such suspicion t* have affronted The human form, 0 may that time ne'er come In which I shame me of the infirmity.
Page 279 - O think not of his errors now ; remember His greatness, his munificence, think on all The lovely features of his character, On all the noble exploits of his life, And let them, like an angel's arm, unseen Arrest the lifted sword.
Page 331 - Yet haply there will come a weary day, When overtasked at length Both Love and Hope beneath the load give way. Then, with a statue's smile, a statue's strength, Stands the mute sister, Patience, nothing loth, And both supporting does the work of both.
Page 202 - There needs a great example to draw on The army after him. The Piccolomini Possess the love and reverence of the troops; They govern all opinions, and wherever They lead the way, none hesitate to follow. The son secures the father to our interests— You've much in your hands at this moment.
Page 22 - And his too is the station of command. And well for us it is so ! There exist Few fit to rule themselves, but few that use Their intellects intelligently. — Then Well for the whole, if there be found a man, Who makes himself what nature destined him, The pause, the central point to thousand thousands — Stands fixed and stately, like a firm-built column, Where all may press with joy and confidence.
Page 141 - Was it criminal To make the fancy minister to hope, To fill the air with pretty toys of air...
Page 267 - Two additional batteries I caused to be run up. They were needless. The Rhine-grave presses hard upon us, General ! Wai. You have been watchful in your Emperor's service. I arn content with you, Lieutenant-Colonel. [To Butler. Release the outposts in the vale of Jochim With all the stations in the enemy's route.

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