O Sole in whom my thoughts find all repose, My Glorie, my Perfection
, glad I see Thy face, and Morn return'd, for I this Night, Such night till this I never pass'd, have dream'd, If dream'd, not as I oft am wont, of thee, Works of day pass't, or morrows next designe, But of offence and trouble, which my mind Knew never till this irksom night; methought Close at mine ear one call'd me forth to walk With gentle voice, I thought it thine; it said, Why sleepst thou EVE?
These qualities have ever been displayed in their mightiest perfection
, as attendants in the retinue of strong passions.
Remember, my friend, that woman is an imperfect animal, and that impediments are not to be placed in her way to make her trip and fall, but that they should be removed, and her path left clear of all obstacles, so that without hindrance she may run her course freely to attain the desired perfection
, which consists in being virtuous.
And it is evident that it is not less repugnant that falsity or imperfection, in so far as it is imperfection, should proceed from God, than that truth or perfection
should proceed from nothing.
Renan; a supreme artist, like Flaubert, has been able to isolate himself, to keep himself out of reach of the clamorous claims of others, to stand 'under the shelter of the wall,' as Plato puts it, and so to realise the perfection
of what was in him, to his own incomparable gain, and to the incomparable and lasting gain of the whole world.
Beloved image of a god-like mind, "In sacred privacy thy power I feel; "What bright perfection
in thy form's combin'd
But lovely as I was the Graces of my Person were the least of my Perfections
It would not be fair to inquire into a young lady's exact estimate of her own perfections
As soon as a horse was purchased, his tail was cropped, a sure mode of distinguishing him from the horses of the tribe; for the Indians disdain to practice this absurd, barbarous, and indecent mutilation, invented by some mean and vulgar mind, insensible to the merit and perfections
of the animal.
And the rest of your life you could spend in contemplating your own perfections
Oh, it shall be finished in perfection
; in the perfection
Owing to these extempore measures, I not only gave my bride credit for certain perfections
which have not as yet come to light, but also overlooked a few trifling defects, which, however, glimmered on my perception long before the close of the honeymoon.