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The Shepherd Of My Soul - Ch. 6
The shepherd country of the East is full of walks and pathways, some leading this way, some that. Some lead to dangerous precipices over which the sheep might fall and be lost, others would expose them to the attack of wild beasts, while still others would lead them so far astray that they could not find their way back.
The Shepherd Of My Soul - Ch. 7
Besides the paths and dangerous walks in the shepherd country that would lead the sheep to destruction and death, there are other paths all encompassed with evils through which, nevertheless, they are at times obliged to make their way.
The Shepherd Of My Soul - Ch. 8
It is already plain to us that the sorrows and sufferings of the present life are, without doubt, the result and consequence of sin.
The Shepherd Of My Soul - Ch. 9
In the preceding verses of the Shepherd Psalm the Psalmist has described the constant care of the shepherd for his sheep—the rest and refreshment, the protection and comfort he provides for them.
The Shepherd Of My Soul - Ch. 10
In these words the Psalmist alludes to one of the most touching offices performed by the good shepherd towards his sheep. The day is drawing to a close, the golden orb of light has sunk to rest, and the shadows are creeping up the hills.
The Shepherd Of My Soul - Ch. 11
If the tender lambs and timid sheep of the shepherd's flock could speak the sentiments of their innocent hearts, each one would certainly voice the words which here the Psalmist has uttered for them all.
Catherine Of Siena 1347-1380
CATHERINE of Siena does not actually belong to the Renaissance. At the same time she played an indirect part in furthering it, and she represented a strain of feeling which continued to the extreme limits of its duration.
Beatrice D'este 1475-1497
BEATRICE D'ESTE could never have been a beautiful woman, though most con-temporary writers affirmed that she was. Neither was she particularly good ; nevertheless, very few women of the Renaissance make any-thing like the same intimacy of appeal.
Anne Of Brittany 1476-1514
WITH Anne of Brittany the Renaissance entered France. She herself, though she had her little fastidiousnesses, hardly belongs to it. No artistic strain ran through her temperament. She was an intelligent, but excessively practical woman, who twice married men of opposite dispositions from her own.
Lucrezia Borgia 1480-1519
OF all the famous women of the Renaissance, Lucrezia Borgia is, in one sense, though in one sense only, the most disappointing. There are a great number of books dealing with her personality, but little real information.
Margaret D'angouleme 1492-1549
THE Renaissance in France has not the same degree of charm as the Renaissance in Italy. It misses the radiance and the sense of open-air sweetness that clings to the original movement. The women of the Italian Renaissance were constantly adventuring into the country ; the enchantment of the climate lingers in all recollections of them.
Renee, Duchess Of Ferrara 1510-1575
RENÉE, daughter of Anne of Brittany, was, like her mother, destitute of any sympathy with the intellectuality of the period in which she lived. But the Renaissance brought about the reaction of the Reformation, and Renée's life is interesting as the story of the domestic difficulties confronted by an individual sympathetic to the new doctrines during their first calamitous strivings in Italy.
Goethe - Early Years In Frankfort 1749-1765
IN his seventy-fifth year Goethe remarked to his secretary, Eckermann, that he had always been regarded as one of fortune's chiefest favourites, and he admitted the general truth of the impression, though with significant reserves.
Goethe - Student In Leipzig
As we follow the life of Byron, it has been said, we seem to hear the gallop of horses,' and we are conscious of a similar tumult as we follow the career of Goethe from the day he entered Leipzig till the close of the mad Weimar times, when he was approaching his thirtieth year.
Goethe - At Home In Frankfort
ON August 28th, 1768, Goethe left Leipzig after a residence of nearly three years. He had gone to Leipzig in the spirit of a prisoner released from his gaol ; he left it in the spirit of one returning to durance. In his Autobiography he has described the depressing conditions under which he re-entered his father's house.
Goethe In Strassburg
GOETHE was in his twenty-first year when he entered Strassburg in the beginning of April, 1770. From his maturer age and the chastening experience of the preceding eighteen months, therefore, it was to be expected that his management of his life in his new home would be more in accordance with his father's wishes than his wild ways in Leipzig.
Goethe - Frankfort - Gotz Von Berlichingen
GOETHE returned to Frankfort at the end of August, 1771, and, with the exception of two memorable intervals, he remained there till November, 1775, when he left it, never again to make it his permanent home.
Goethe - Influence Of Merck And The Darmstadt Circle 1772
SPECIALLY associated with Gotz von Berlichingen, but associated also with Goethe's general develop at this time, was another of those mentors whose counsel and stimulus were necessary to him at all periods of his life. This was Johann Heinrich Merck, the son of an apothecary in Darmstadt and now Paymaster of the Forces there.
Goethe - Wetzlar And Charlotte Buff
DURING the summer and autumn of 1772 Goethe found himself in a society and surroundings which were in curious contrast to those of Darmstadt ; and the next four months were to supply him with an experience which, wrought into one book of transcendent literary effect...
Goethe - After Wetzlar
IN Gotz von Berlichingen Goethe had given expression to the ideals and emotions he had brought with him from Strassburg ; Shakespeare and the memory of Friederike had been the main impulses to its production.
Goethe - Satirical Dramas And Fragments
IF, during the year that followed his return from Wetzlar, Goethe was distracted by his wandering affections, he was no less divided in mind by his intellectual ambitions. The doubt which had possessed him since boyhood as to whether nature meant him for an artist or a poet remained still unsettled for him.
Goethe - Werther, Clavigo 1774
IN his fortieth year Goethe wrote to Wieland : Without compulsion, there is in my case no hope. So it was with him at every period of his life ; without some immediate impulse out of his own experience or from the urgency of friends he was incapable of the sustained inspiration requisite to the execution of a prolonged artistic whole.
Goethe - Goethe And Spinoza - Der Ewige Jude 1773-4
IF we are to accept Goethe's own statement, during the years 1773-4----the distracted period, that is to say, which followed his experiences at Wetzlar, and of which Wert her and Clavigo are the characteristic products—he came under the influence of a thinker who transformed his conceptions...
Goethe In Society 1774
THE publication of Gotz von Berlichingen in the spring of 1773, we have seen, had made Goethe known to the literary world of Germany, and a figure of prime interest to its leading representatives.
It is not my intention here to speak of earth, as one of the common reputed elements ; of which I have long since publih'd an ample account, in an express Treatise (annexed to this volume,) which I desire my reader to peruse ; since it might well commute for the total omission of this chapter, did not method seem to require something briefly to be said...
Of The Seminary And Of Transplanting
1. Qui vineam, vel arbustum constituere volet, seminaria prius facere debebit, was the precept of Columella, I. 3. C. 5. speaking of vineyards and fruit-trees : and doubtless, we cannot pursue a better course for the propagation of timber-trees...
Of The Oak
1. Robur, the oak ; I have sometimes consider'd it very seriously, what should move Pliny to make a whole chapter of one only line, which is less than the argument alone of most of the rest in his huge volume : but the weightiness of the matter does worthily excuse him, who is not wont to spare his words, or his reader. Glandiferi maxime generis omnes, quibus honos apud Romanos perpetuus.
Of The Elm
1. Ulmus the elm, there are four or five sorts, and from the difference of the soil and air divers spurious : Two of these kinds are most worthy our culture, the vulgar, viz. the mountain elm, which is taken to be the oriptelea of Theophrastus ; being of a less jagged and smaller leaf ; and the vernacula or French elm, whose leaves are thicker, and more florid, glabrous and smooth...
Of The Beech
1. The beech, [ fagus] (of two or three kinds) and numbred amongst the glandiferous trees, I rank here before the martial ash, because it commonly grows to a greater stature.
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