On the Nature of the Scholar and Its Manifestations

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J. Chapman, 1845 - 220 pages

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Page 60 - The One remains, the many change and pass : Heaven's light for ever shines, Earth's shadows fly ; Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of Eternity, Until Death tramples it to fragments.
Page 3 - ON THE NATURE OF THE SCHOLAR, AND ITS MANIFESTATIONS. By Johann Gottlieb Fichte. Translated from the German by William Smith. Second Edition. Post 8vo, pp. vii. and 131, cloth.
Page 5 - Richtei has an intellect vehement, rugged, irresistible, crushing in pieces the hardest problems ; piercing into the most hidden combinations of things, and grasping the most distant; an imagination vague, sombre, splendid, or appalling, brooding over the abysses of being, wandering through infinitude, and summoning before us, in its dim religious light, shapes of brilliancy, solemnity, or terror ; a fancy of exuberance literally unexampled, for it pours its treasures with a lavishness which knows...
Page 3 - For the man rises before us, amid contradiction and debate, like a granite mountain amid clouds and wind. Ridicule, of the best that could be commanded, has been already tried against him; but it could not avail. What was the wit of a thousand wits to him ? The cry of a thousand choughs assaulting that old cliff of granite : seen from the summit, these, as they winged the midway air, showed scarce so gross as beetles, and their cry was seldom even audible.
Page 3 - Men of Letters are a perpetual Priesthood, from age to age, teaching all men that a God is still present in their life ; that all 'Appearance,' whatsoever we see in the world, is but as a vesture for the ' Divine Idea of the World,' for 'that which lies at the bottom of Appearance.
Page 8 - MARTYRIA ; a Legend, wherein are contained Homilies, Conversations, and Incidents of the Reign of Edward the Sixth. Written by WILLIAM MOUNTFORD, Clerk.
Page 7 - This is a very pleasing little volume, which we can confidently recommend. It is designed and admirably adapted for the use of children from five to eleven years of age.
Page 5 - This is a book which demands and deserves study. Either to translate or to appreciate it requires a somewhat peculiar turn of mind. Not that any body could read it without profit, but to gain from it all that it is capable of yielding, there must be some aptitude for such studies, and some training in them too ..... To be appreciated it must be studied, and the study will be well repaid.
Page 12 - It is not often our good fortune to meet with a book so well conceived, so well written, and so instructive as this. The various phases of the national mind, described with the clearness and force of Mr. Tayler, furnish inexhaustible material for reflection.

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