The best chess player in Christendom may be little more than the

That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating

One half of the pleasure experienced at a theatre arises from the

The world is a great ocean, upon which we encounter more tempestu

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fe

I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exert

Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that pervers

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invaria

To be thoroughly conversant with a man’s heart, is to take o