shings of thought naturally excited!
Father lectured me for looking satirical when the man of Words spake, and so attentive to the man of Truth,—that is, of God.
Margaret used often to talk about the books which she and I were reading.
I think you will be more and more satisfied with Godwin.
He has fully lived the double existence of man, and he casts the reflexes on his magic mirror from a height where no object in life's panorama can cause one throb of delirious hope or gGodwin.
He has fully lived the double existence of man, and he casts the reflexes on his magic mirror from a height where no object in life's panorama can cause one throb of delirious hope or grasping ambition.
At any rate, if you study him, you may know all he has to tell.
He is quite free from vanity, and conceals not miserly any of his treasures from the knowledge of posterity.
I am swallowing by gasps that cauldrony beverage of selfish passion and morbid taste, the letters of M'lle D'Espinasse.
It is good for me. How odious is the abandonment of passion, such as this, unshaded by pride or delicacy, unhallowed by religion,— a selfish craving only; ev
me, who never question them?
why persist to regard as a meteor an orb of assured hope?
Can no soul know me wholly?
shall I never know the deep delight of gratitude to any but the All-Knowing?
I shall wait for ——very peaceably, in reverent love as ever; but I cannot see why he should not have the pleasure of knowing now a friend, who has been so tender and true.
——was here, and spent twenty-four hours in telling me a tale of deepest tragedy.
Its sad changes should be written out in Godwin's best manner: such are the themes he loved, as did also Rousseau.
Through all the dark shadows shone a pure white ray, one high, spiritual character, a man, too, and of advanced age. I begin to respect men more,—I mean actual men. What men may be, I know; but the men of to-day have seemed to me of such coarse fibre, or else such poor wan shadows.
——had scarcely gone, when——came and wished to spend a few hours with me. I was totally exhausted, but I lay down, and she sat besi