Republics, like individuals, who are benefited by personal sacrifices, are proverbially ungrateful.
A life on the ocean wave! A home on the rolling deep, Where the scattered waters rave, And the winds their revels keep!
The human soul is like a bird that is born in a cage. Nothing can deprive it of its natural longings, or obliterate the mysterious remembrance of its heritage.
The cold blast at the casement beats;The window-panes are white;The snow whirls through the empty streets;It is a dreary night!
The whole east was flecked With flashing streaks and shafts of amethyst, While a light crimson mist Went up before the mounting luminary, And all the strips of cloud began to vary Their hues, and all the zenith seemed to ope As if to show a cope beyond the cope!
There is a just Latin axiom, that he who seeks a reason for everything subverts reason.
True poetry, like the religious prompting itself, springs from the emotional side of a man's complex nature, and is ever in harmony with his highest intuitions and aspirations.
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