By the dismal tarns and pools
Where dwell the Ghouls,--
By each spot the most unholy--
In each nook most melancholy,--
There the traveller meets aghast
Sheeted Memories of the past--
Shrouded forms that start and sigh
As they pass the wanderer by--
White-robed forms of friends long given,
In agony, to the Earth--and Heaven.
For the heart whose woes are legion
'Tis a peaceful, soothing region--
For the spirit that walks in shadow
'Tis--oh, 'tis an Eldorado!
But the traveller, travelling through it,
May not--dare not openly view it;
Never its mysteries are exposed
To the weak human eye unclosed;
So wills its King, who hath forbid
The uplifting of the fringed lid;
And thus the sad Soul that here passes
Beholds it but through darkened glasses.
By a route obscure and lonely,
Haunted by ill angels only.
Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT,
On a black throne reigns upright,
I have wandered home but newly
From this ultimate dim Thule.
* * * * *
Fair isle, that from the fairest of all flowers,
Thy gentlest of all gentle names dost take!
How many memories of what radiant hours
At sight of thee and thine at once awake!
How many scenes of what departed bliss!
How many thoughts of what entombed hopes!
How many visions of a maiden that is
No more--no more upon thy verdant slopes!
_No more!_ alas, that magical sad sound
Transforming all! Thy charms shall please _no more_--
Thy memory _no more!_ Accursed ground
Henceforward I hold thy flower-enamelled shore,
O hyacinthine isle! O purple Zante!
"Isola d'oro! Fior di Levante!"
* * * * *
At morn--at noon--at twilight dim--
Maria! thou hast
He presents the subject, however, _not_ in its individuality but in its generality.Page 4
"Well, Aries Tottle flourished supreme, until the advent of one Hog, surnamed 'the Ettrick shepherd,' who preached an entirely different system, which he called the _a posteriori_ or _in_ductive.Page 7
Let us give Mr.Page 11
It is merely because a stepping-stone, here and there, is heedlessly left unsupplied in our road to the Differential Calculus, that this latter is not altogether as simple a thing as a sonnet by Mr.Page 12
A man may jump ten feet with less _difficulty_ than he can jump twenty, but the _impossibility_ of his leaping to the moon is not a whit less than that of his leaping to the dog-star.Page 15
By _Him_, however--_now_, at least, the Incomprehensible--by Him--assuming him as _Spirit_--that is to say, as _not Matter_--a distinction which, for all intelligible purposes, will stand well instead of a definition--by Him, then, existing as Spirit, let us content ourselves, to-night, with supposing to have been _created_, or made out of Nothing, by dint of his Volition--at some point of Space which we will take as a centre--at some period into which we do not pretend to inquire, but at all events immensely remote--by Him, then again, let us suppose to have been created----_what_? This is a vitally momentous epoch in our considerations.Page 34
Thus the tendency of the atoms to the general centre _is_, to all practical intents and for all logical purposes, the tendency each to each; and the tendency each to each _is_ the tendency to the centre; and the one tendency may be assumed _as_ the other; whatever will apply to the one must be thoroughly applicable to the other; and, in conclusion, whatever principle will satisfactorily explain the one, cannot be questioned as an explanation of the other.Page 37
Now, it is clear, not only that what is obvious to one mind may not be obvious to another, but that what is obvious to one mind at one epoch, may be anything but obvious, at another epoch, to the same mind.Page 43
Jupiter, accordingly, was now thrown off; passing from the annular to the planetary condition; and, on attaining this latter, threw off in its turn, at four different epochs, four rings, which finally resolved themselves into so many moons.Page 44
Thus from his original bulk--or, to speak more accurately, from.Page 49
 Page 36.Page 50
To show that certain existing results--that certain established facts--may be, even mathematically, accounted for by the assumption of a certain hypothesis, is by no means to establish the hypothesis itself.Page 65
But if the mere surface of the Earth eludes the grasp of the imagination, what are we to think of its cubical contents? It embraces a mass of matter equal in weight to at least 2 sextillions, 200 quintillions of tons.Page 67
In a field on one side of the road, is a line of tall objects, say trees, the figures of which are distinctly defined against the background of the sky.Page 70
That the Universe might _endure_ throughout an aera at all commensurate with the grandeur of its component material portions and with the high majesty of its spiritual purposes, it was necessary that the original atomic diffusion be made to so inconceivable an extent as to be only not infinite.Page 80
To this _influence_--without daring to touch it at all in any effort at explaining its awful _nature_--I have referred the various phaenomena of electricity, heat,.Page 83
according to a certain law.Page 90
Imperial 8vo.Page 98
Being a new edition of Eoethen, or Traces of Travel in the East.Page 99