Studies in Browning

Studies in Browning

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...there be an end, A privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God! But that is not the true self of Paracelsus. That is a momentary lapse from which he will recover, and presently disclose his real character. So, even at the end of his disappointing life, we have this superb utterance: 1 Vide vol. i. 573. Vol. i. 65. If I stoop Into a dark tremendous sea of cloud, It is but for a time; I press God's lamp Close to my breast; its splendour, soon or late, Will pierce the gloom: I shall emerge one day.1 There are just four points which are worthy of notice in regard to this great principle or emotion of the soul. i. The first is--Hope in relation to ones own future. Nowhere, perhaps, is that more beautifully illustrated than in the noontide scene in ' Pippa Passes.' Phene, a Greek girl, has become the wife of Jules, a French sculptor. The union is the result of a cruel joke practised upon him by some students who owed him a grudge; and the sculptor finds, when it is too late, ' that the refined woman by whom he fancied himself loved is but an ignorant girl of the lowest class, of whom also his enemies have made a tool. Her remorse 1 Vol. i. 72. at seeing what man she had deceived disarms his anger, and marks the dawning of a moral sense in her.'1 And this is what she says: You creature with the eyes! If I could look for ever up to them, As now you let me, --I believe, all sin, All memory of wrong done, suffering borne, Would drop down, low and lower, to the earth Whence all that's low comes, and there touch and stay--Never to overtake the rest of me, All that, unspotted, reaches up to you, Drawn by those eyes! What rises is myself, Not me the shame and suffering; but they sink, Are left, I rise above them. Keep me so, Above the...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666325X
  • 9781236663252