With this prayer I turned once more to the genius
of my pilgrimage.
In fact this book is a work of genius
and, as always with works of genius
, it is difficult to analyze the elements that have gone to make it.
Besides, I thought Christine had told you all that, when she met you at Perros, where she went with her good genius
I shall kill you," repeated the genius
, "as you have killed my son.
Athanase was a man who might have taken his place among the glories of France; but, eagle as he was, cooped in a cage without his proper nourishment, he was about to die of hunger after contemplating with an ardent eye the fields of air and the mountain heights where genius
Therefore, he who considers the actions and the genius
of this man will see nothing, or little, which can be attributed to fortune, inasmuch as he attained pre-eminence, as is shown above, not by the favour of any one, but step by step in the military profession, which steps were gained with a thousand troubles and perils, and were afterwards boldly held by him with many hazardous dangers.
All that can be affirmed is, that on no other day of his short and glorious career was Lord Nelson more splendidly true to his genius
and to his country's fortune.
Monseigneur, there is neither strength of will, nor power, nor genius
, nor science that can resist a disease which God doubtless sends, or which He casts upon the earth at the creation, with full power to destroy and kill mankind.
The very spirit of genius
," muttered Copley to himself.
Not that I feel the least indebted, upon this score, to my exceedingly weak-minded parents, who, beyond doubt, would have made an arrant genius
of me at last, if my guardian angel had not come, in good time, to the rescue.
Willis, issued this touching appeal to the admirers of genius
on behalf of the neglected author, his dying wife and her devoted mother, then living under very straitened circumstances in a little cottage at Fordham, N.
So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the pith of each man's genius
contracts itself to a very few hours.