His distinguished excellence was simplicity and grandeur; and he was to sculpture what Aeschylus was to tragic poetry,--sublime and grand, representing ideal excellence, Though his works have perished, the ideas he represented still live.
Then to bee foxd it is no crime, Since thickest and dull Braines It makes sublime.
And when winter fell And o'er Strathpeffer laid its barren spell-- When days were bleak with storm, and nights were drear And dark and lonesome, well they loved to hear The songs of Ossian, peerless and sublime-- Their blind, grey bard, grown old before his time, Lamenting for his son--the young, the brave Oscar, who fell beside the western wave In Gavra's bloody and unequal fight.
If I had the time to find a place And sit me down full face to face With my better self, that cannot show In my daily life that rushes so: It might be then I would see my soul Was stumbling still towards the shining goal, I might be nerved by the thought sublime,-- If I had the time!
One more immaculate sunset exposed, One chapter more of life's history closed, One more bead told on the chaplet of time, One further stride in Earth's orbit sublime;-- Linked to the measureless chain of the past, One added day, ... to so many their last!
Thus, in the last speech of Guinevere, she echoes back, with other ideas and expressions, the sentiment of Arthur's affection, which becomes in her mouth sublime:-- I must not scorn myself: he loves me still: Let no one dream but that he loves me still.
"Amid the forms which this full world presents Like rivals to his choice, what human breast E'er doubts, before the transient and minute, To prize the vast, the stable, and sublime?"--Akenside.
The thought of their ignorance of the treasure, not a dozen yards distant, has often made me question if we all are not equally unaware of other and greater processes of life, of more perfect, sublimed, and, as it were, spiritual crystallizations going on invisibly about us.
The first towers sublimely to a height of eighteen hundred feet, the other is only a little lower.
Yet the clay jar defying the iron pot and smashing itself into a thousand pieces bad in it something impressive--it had the sublimeness of desperation!
The shatter'd clouds Tumultuous rove, the interminable sky Sublimer swells.
Strains of melody, surpassin' by severil lengths the melifflous discordant notes of the one-armed hand organist's most sublimerest seemfunny, sircharged the atmosfear.
"Still as he pass'd, the nations he sublimes.
"Glass was invented in England by Benalt a monk A D 664" "The Roman era U C commenced A C 1753 years" "Here is the Literary Life of S T Coleridge Esq" "PLATO a most illustrious philosopher of antiquity died at Athens 348 B C aged 81 his writings are very valuable his language beautiful and correct and his philosophy sublime"--See Univ.
In the centre of the cross is a light and beautiful dome; he who will stand under this, and look down the broad middle aisle to the entrance, has one of the sublimest vistas to be found in the world.
His characters, like his sentiments, were sublime,--they were gods and heroes of colossal magnitude.
The Pathetic and Sublime.--What a world of reasonings, not immediately obvious, did the sage of old open to our inquiry, when he said that the pathetic was the truest source of the sublime.
At gentlemen's tables, it was a chance how he might talk,--sublimely, sweetly, or with a want of tact which made sad confusion.