Lowell, Charles to Lysis's
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
Lowell, Charles, n. (1)
Prch 10.231 12 Buckminster, Channing, Dr. Lowell, Edward
Taylor, Parker, Bushnell, Chapin,-it is they who have been necessary...
Lowell, James Russell, n. (4)
TPar 11.284 14 ...[Theodore Parker's] periods fall on
you, stroke after
stroke,/ Like the blows of a lumberer felling an oak,/ You forget the
wholly, you 're thankful to meet/ With a preacher who smacks of the
and the street,/ And to hear, you 're not over-particular whence,/
Taylor's profusion, quite Latimer's sense./ Lowell, A Fable for
ALin 11.328 28 Here [in Lincoln] was a type of the true
elder race,/ And
one of Plutarch's men talked with us face to face./ Lowell,
HCom 11.340 25 Where faith made whole with deed/
awakening breath/ Into the lifeless creed,/ They saw [Truth] plumed and
mailed,/ With sweet, stern face unveiled,/ And all-repaying eyes, look
proud on them in death/ Lowell, Commemoration Ode.
SMC 11.348 25 ...manhood is the one immortal thing/
changeful sky,/ And, where it lightened once, from age to age,/ Men
to learn, in grateful pilgrimage,/ That length of days is knowing when
die./ Lowell, Concord Ode.
Lowell, Massachusetts, n. (4)
Pt1 3.16 17 In the political processions, Lowell goes in
PPh 4.53 16 ...[the Greeks'] perfect works in
architecture and sculpture
seemed things of course, not more difficult than the completion
mills at Lowell.
F 6.42 26 We know in Massachusetts...who
SlHr 10.443 14 ...in his own town, if some important
end was to be gained, as, for instance, when the county commissioners
refused to rebuild the
burned court-house, on the belief that the courts would be transferred
Concord to Lowell,-all parties combined to send Mr. Hoar to the
lower, adj. (56)
Nat 1.57 27 ...religion and ethics...have an analogous
effect with all lower
AmS 1.113 6 Especially did [Swedenborg's] shade-loving
muse hover over
and interpret the lower parts of nature;...
DSA 1.148 3 ...slight [the commanders]...by high and
universal aims, and
they instantly feel...that it is in lower places that they must shine.
LE 1.178 14 Believing, as in God, in the presence and
favor of the grandest
influences, let [the scholar] deserve that favor, and learn how to
use it, by fidelity also to the lower observances.
LE 1.181 19 ...the lower faculties of man are subdued
to docility; through
which as an unobstructed channel the soul now easily and gladly flows?
MN 1.210 21 ...the wish to be recognized as
individuals,-is finite, comes
of a lower strain.
Tran 1.338 17 Only in the instinct of the lower animals
we find the
suggestion of the methods of [the purely spiritual life]...
Hist 2.14 4 In man we still trace the remains or hints
of all that we esteem
badges of servitude in the lower races;...
SR 2.53 6 I much prefer that [my life] should be of a
lower strain, so it be
genuine and equal...
SR 2.70 17 Self-existence...constitutes the measure of
good by the degree
in which it enters into all lower forms.
Lov1 2.184 8 ...the step backward from the higher to
the lower relations is
Cir 2.301 18 ...under every deep a lower deep opens.
Cir 2.320 11 Of lower states...we can tell somewhat;...
Exp 3.46 3 We are like millers on the lower levels of a
Chr1 3.94 2 Higher natures overpower lower ones by
affecting them with a
Chr1 3.94 7 When the high cannot bring up the low to
itself, it benumbs it, as man charms down the resistance of the lower
Chr1 3.95 19 The will of the pure runs down from them
into other natures, as water runs down from a higher into a lower
UGM 4.31 12 ...bring to each [man] an intelligent
person of another
experience, and it is as if you let off water from a lake by cutting a
SwM 4.108 10 At the top of the column [the spine]
[Nature] puts out
another spine, which doubles or loops itself over...into a ball, and
skull, with extremities again: the hands being now the upper jaw, the
the lower jaw...
SwM 4.108 11 At the top of the column [the spine]
[Nature] puts out
another spine, which doubles or loops itself over...into a ball, and
skull, with extremities again...the fingers and toes being represented
time by upper and lower teeth.
GoW 4.267 16 ...in those lower activities, which have
no higher aim than to
make us more comfortable and more cowardly...there is nothing else but
drawback and negation.
ET4 5.63 9 The brutality of the manners in the
[English] lower class
appears in the boxing, bear-baiting, cock-fighting, love of
ET5 5.100 7 In Germany there is one speech for the
learned, and another
for the masses, to that extent that, it is said, no sentiment or phrase
works of any great German writer is ever heard among the lower classes.
ET8 5.140 5 King Harold gave [Haldor] this testimony,
that he, among all
his men, cared least about doubtful circumstances...for whatever turned
up, he was never in higher nor in lower spirits...
ET10 5.155 3 ...Mr. Wortley said, though, in the higher
ranks, to cultivate
family affections was a good thing, it was not so among the lower
ET11 5.181 14 In evidence of the wealth amassed by
ancient [English] families, the traveller is shown...lower down in the
city [London], a few
noble houses which still withstand...the encroachment of streets.
ET13 5.229 16 ...the religion of the day [in England]
is a theatrical Sinai, where the thunders are supplied by the
property-man. The fanaticism and
hypocrisy create satire. ... Nature revenges herself more summarily by
heathenism of the lower classes.
ET13 5.230 9 False position introduces cant, perjury,
simony and ever a
lower class of mind and character into the [English] clergy...
ET14 5.243 14 These heights [of the Elizabethan age]
were followed by a
meanness and a descent of the mind into lower levels;...
ET14 5.252 17 [The English] exert every variety of
talent on a lower
F 6.23 24 They who talk much of destiny...are in a
lower dangerous plane...
Pow 6.74 7 Friends, books, pictures, lower duties,
talents, flatteries, hopes,-- all are distractions...
Ctr 6.165 13 The fossil strata show us that Nature
began with rudimental
forms and rose to the more complex as fast as the earth was fit for
dwelling-place; and that the lower perish as the higher appear.
Wsp 6.210 23 It is believed by well-dressed
proprietors...that life is an
affair to put somewhat between the upper and lower mandibles.
Cour 7.272 18 The hero could not have done the
feat...in a lower mood.
PI 8.8 1 Anatomy, osteology, exhibit arrested or
progessive ascent in each
kind; the lower pointing to the higher forms...
Comc 8.157 6 ...the lower nature does not jest...
Comc 8.170 15 The same astonishment of the intellect at
of the man out of Nature...is the secret of all the fun...of the gay
Diderot, who believes...that the sole end of art, virtue and poetry is
something for mastication between the upper and lower mandibles.
Chr2 10.103 19 ...the acts which [the moral sentiment]
homage we render to this sentiment, as compared with the lower regard
pay to other thoughts...
SovE 10.184 2 ...this unity exists...from lower type of
man to the highest
SovE 10.187 6 The geologic world is chronicled by the
growing ripeness of
the strata from lower to higher...
SovE 10.189 12 The excellence of men consists in the
which the lower system is taken up into the higher...
SovE 10.189 14 The excellence of men consists in the
which the lower system is taken up into the higher-a process...in which
point of the lower should be left untranslated;...
Prch 10.237 15 The lower eyes see only surfaces and
Schr 10.268 18 ...I prefer no action to misaction, and
I reject the abusive
application of the term practical to those lower activities.
MMEm 10.413 13 Ah! were virtue, and that of dear
attached by any necessity to a lower rank of genteel people, who would
sympathize with the exalted with satisfaction?
War 11.160 6 ...for ages [the human race] have shared
so much of the
nature of the lower animals...
ACiv 11.299 1 We have attempted to hold together two
civilization: a higher state, where labor and the tenure of land and
of suffrage are democratical; and a lower state, in which the old
tenure of prisoners or slaves, and of power and land in a few hands,
EdAd 11.388 10 We see that reckless and destructive
characterizes the lower classes of American society...
Wom 11.414 12 ...in the East, where Woman occupies,
nationally, a lower
sphere...Woman yet occupies the same leading position, as a prophetess,
that she has among the ancient Greeks...
Wom 11.414 23 In barbarous society the position of
women is always
low-in the Eastern nations lower than in the West.
FRO2 11.487 17 All education is to accustom [man] to
trust himself, discriminate between his higher and lower thoughts...
FRep 11.525 26 Nature...spends individuals and races
prodigally to prepare
new individuals and races. The lower kinds are one after one
PLT 12.21 24 ...there is development from less to more,
from lower to
PLT 12.36 25 In its lower function, when it deals with
the apparent world, [Instinct] is common sense.
CL 12.158 17 The effect [of viewing the landscape
upside down] is
remarkable, and perhaps is not explained. An ingenious friend of mine
suggested that it was because the upper part of the eye...retains more
susceptibility than the lower...
lower, adv. (2)
MoS 4.182 5 It is vain to complain of the leaf or the
berry; cut it off, it will
bear another just as bad. You must begin your cure lower down.
HDC 11.33 9 Sometimes passing through thickets...and
[the pilgrims'] feet
clambering over the crossed trees, which when they missed, they sunk
an uncertain bottom in water, and wade up to their knees, tumbling
sometimes higher, sometimes lower.
lower, v. (2)
Edc1 10.150 21 [In colleges] You have to work for large
classes instead of
individuals; you must lower your flag and reef your sails to wait for
MLit 12.326 12 This subtle element of egotism in Goethe
not seem to deform his compositions, but to lower the moral influence
lowered, v. (1)
FSLC 11.197 18 Every person who touches this business
Slave Law] is contaminated. There has not been in our lifetime another
moment when public men were personally lowered by their political
lowering, v. (1)
CbW 6.257 19 ...one would say that a good understanding
would suffice as
well as moral sensibility to keep one erect; the gratifications of the
are so quickly seen to be damaging, and--what men like least--seriously
lowering them in social rank.
lowers, v. (2)
Art1 2.366 3 The old tragic Necessity, which lowers on
the brows even of
the Venuses and the Cupids of the antique...no longer dignifies the
JBS 11.279 15 [In John Brown's boyhood] was formed a
character...living to ideal ends, without any mixture of
compromise, such as lowers the value of benevolent and thoughtful men
lowest, adj. (31)
Nat 1.16 16 The influence of the forms and actions in
nature is so needful
to man, that, in its lowest functions, it seems to lie on the confines
commodity and beauty.
AmS 1.110 20 ...the same movement which effected the
elevation of what
was called the lowest class in the state, assumed in literature a very
AmS 1.112 3 ...one design unites and animates the
farthest pinnacle and the
MR 1.246 4 ...parched corn and a house with one
apartment...that I may
be...girt and road-ready for the lowest mission of knowledge or
frugality for gods and heroes.
YA 1.374 8 ...the principle of population is always
reducing wages to the
lowest pittance on which human life can be sustained.
SL 2.160 22 Let [your friend] feel that the highest
love has come to see
him, in thee its lowest organ.
Fdsp 2.191 20 From the highest degree of passionate
love to the lowest
degree of good-will, [the emotions of benevolence and complacency] make
the sweetness of life.
OS 2.277 24 There is a certain wisdom of humanity which
is common to
the greatest men with the lowest...
Cir 2.315 13 ...the highest prudence is the lowest
Mrs1 3.141 2 ...society demands in its patrician class
another element... which it significantly terms
good-nature,--expressing all degrees of
generosity, from the lowest willingness and faculty to oblige, up to
heights of magnanimity and love.
PPh 4.49 2 ...each [Unity and Variety] so fast slides
into the other that we
can never say what is one, and what it is not. The Proteus is as nimble
highest as in the lowest grounds;...
SwM 4.115 6 Forms ascend in order from the lowest to
SwM 4.115 7 The lowest form is angular, or the
terrestrial and corporeal.
NMW 4.227 23 There is a certain satisfaction in coming
down to the lowest
ground of politics...
GoW 4.274 15 [Goethe] writes in the plainest and lowest
ET5 5.89 23 [The Englishman] would rather not do
anything at all than not
do it well. I suppose no people have such thoroughness;--from the
to the lowest, every man meaning to be master of his art.
ET7 5.118 8 The phrase of the lowest of the [English]
people is honor-bright...
Ctr 6.150 22 [The man of the world] calls his
employment by its lowest
Elo1 7.67 16 Perhaps it is the lowest of the qualities
of an orator, but it is, on so many occasions, of chief importance,--a
certain robust and radiant
DL 7.128 1 Happy will that house be in which the
relations are formed... after the highest, and not after the lowest
PI 8.72 8 The number of successive saltations the
nimble thought can
make, measures the difference between the highest and lowest of
Res 8.140 5 See...how...every impatient boss who
sharply shortens the
phrase or the word to give his order quicker, reducing it to the lowest
possible terms...improves the national tongue.
Dem1 10.21 19 The best are never demoniacal or
magnetic; leave this
limbo to the Prince of the power of the air. The lowest angel is
Plu 10.321 18 there are, no doubt, many vulgar phrases
[in the 1718 edition
of Plutarch], and many blunders of the printer; but it is the speech of
business and conversation, and in every tone, from lowest to highest.
MMEm 10.429 5 I [Mary Moody Emerson] have given up, the
last year or
two, the hope of dying. In the lowest ebb of health nothing is
HDC 11.56 14 We have among us [says Peter Bulkeley]
in apparel, daintiness in diet, and that in those who, in times past,
have been satisfied with bread. This is the sin of the lowest of the
War 11.154 26 What does all this war, beginning from
the lowest races and
reaching up to man, signify?
ACiv 11.297 4 ...it is the mark of nobleness to
volunteer the lowest service...
PLT 12.35 13 ...[Instinct] plays the god in animal
nature as in human or as
in the angelic, and spends its omniscience on the lowest wants.
Mem 12.90 15 The lowest life remembers.
ACri 12.287 20 Not only low style, but the lowest
lowest, adv. (2)
SS 7.4 4 [My new friend] coveted Mirabeau's don terrible
de la familiarite, believing that he whose sympathy goes lowest is the
man from whom kings
have the most to fear.
FRep 11.519 1 ...each aspirant for power vies with his
rival which can
lowest, n. (1)
PLT 12.21 20 ...the lowest only means incipient form...
lowing, adj. (1)
ACri 12.305 5 Once in the fields with the lowing
cattle...and I cannot tell
whether this is Thessaly and Enna, or whether Concord and Acton.
lowland, n. (1)
LE 1.169 10 ...the broad, cold lowland which forms its
coat of vapor with
the stillness of subterranean crystallization;...this beauty...has
recorded by art...
Lowland Scotch, n. (1)
RBur 11.442 13 ...[Burns] has made the Lowland Scotch a
Doric dialect of
lowlands, n. (1)
Farm 7.152 10 ...when...there is more skill, and tools
and roads, the new
generations are strong enough to open the lowlands...
lowliest, adj. (2)
Milt1 12.267 19 ...Milton deserved the apostrophe of
as the naked heavens, majestic, free,/ So didst thou travel on life's
way/ In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart/ The lowliest duties on
Milt1 12.267 20 [Milton] laid on himself the lowliest
lowliness, n. (6)
Insp 8.294 5 We esteem nations important, until we
discover...later, that it
is...at last...the lowliness, the outpouring, the large equality to
truth of a
Grts 8.300 4 True dignity abides with him alone/ Who,
in the silent hour of
inward thought,/ Can still suspect, and still revere himself,/ In
SovE 10.194 23 Let [a man]...find...the height of
lowliness, the immensity
SovE 10.195 6 The emphasis of that blessed doctrine [of
Trust] lay in
Wom 11.413 6 The instincts of mankind have drawn the
Created beings all in lowliness/ Surpassing, as in height above them
Milt1 12.267 13 ...who is there, almost [wrote Milton],
that measures... dignity by lowliness?
lowly, adj. (10)
AmS 1.99 15 Let the beauty of affection cheer [the great
soul's] lowly roof.
MN 1.221 14 Be the lowly ministers of that pure
Lov1 2.182 10 By conversation with that which is in
itself excellent, magnanimous, lowly, and just, the lover comes to a
warmer love of these
Wsp 6.234 4 Hafiz writes,--At the last day, men shall
wear/ On their heads
the dust,/ As ensign and as ornament/ Of their lowly trust.
OA 7.314 5 ...Lowly faithful, banish fear,/ Right
onward drive unharmed;/ The port, well worth the cruise, is near,/ And
every wave is charmed./
Elo2 8.114 8 ...you may find [the orator] in some lowly
Grts 8.313 12 No aristocrat...can begin to compare with
the self-respect of
the saint. Why is he so lowly, but that he knows that he can well
afford it, resting on the largeness of God in him?
SovE 10.208 1 ...the most accomplished culture, or rapt
exhausted the claim of these lowly duties...
MAng1 12.237 4 [Michelangelo] shared Dante's deep
contempt...not of the
simple inhabitants of lowly streets or humble cottages, but of that
and abject crowd of all classes and all places who obscure, as much as
them lies, every beam of beauty in the universe.
Milt1 12.266 21 [Milton] told the bishops that instead
of showing the
reason of their lowly condition from divine example and command, they
seek to prove their high preeminence from human consent and authority.
lowly, adv. (2)
SL 2.139 12 ...by lowly listening we shall hear the
OS 2.287 27 ...if a man do not speak from within the
veil, where the word
is one with that it tells of, let him lowly confess it.
lowly, n. (2)
OS 2.289 25 [The energy of the soul] comes to the lowly
JBS 11.281 6 ...what is the oath of gentle blood and
knighthood? What but
to protect the weak and lowly against the strong oppressor?
Lowther, William [Earl of (1)
ET11 5.182 22 The possessions of the Earl of Lonsdale
gave him eight
seats in Parliament.
loyal, adj. (21)
Nat2 3.175 9 To the poor young poet, thus fabulous is
his picture of
society; he is loyal; he respects the rich;...
ET6 5.107 13 ...being of an affectionate and loyal
temper, [the Englishman] dearly loves his house.
ET7 5.117 7 In the nobler kinds [of animals], where
strength could be
afforded, [Nature's] races are loyal to truth...
ET11 5.172 18 The frame of [English] society is
aristocratic, the taste of
the people is loyal.
ET11 5.172 23 In spite of...the devastation of society
by the profligacy of
the court, we take sides as we read for the loyal England...
ET14 5.254 1 ...for the most part the natural science
in England is out of its
loyal alliance with morals...
ET19 5.311 15 This conscience is one element [which
attracts an American
to England], and the other is that loyal adhesion...running through all
Wsp 6.202 25 We are born loyal.
Wsp 6.204 5 Men are loyal.
Bty 6.279 22 While thus to love [Seyd] gave his days/
In loyal worship, scorning praise,/ How spread their lures for him, in
Ambition and paltering Gain!/
Bty 6.302 3 The lives of the Italian artists...prove
how loyal men in all
times are to a finer brain, a finer method than their own.
Imtl 8.342 26 [A belief in the laws] communicates...an
asylum in temples
to the loyal soul.
EzRy 10.394 26 [Ezra Ripley] was eminently loyal in his
EzRy 10.395 19 ...in his old age, when all the antique
Hebraism and its
customs are passing away, it is...most fit that in the fall of laws a
FSLC 11.205 12 The people are loyal, law-loving,
FSLN 11.234 23 Covenants are of no use without honest
men to keep them; laws of none but with loyal citizens to obey them.
FSLN 11.241 14 Let the aid of virtue, intelligence and
education be cast
where they rightfully belong. They are organically ours. Let them be
to their own.
AKan 11.262 21 ...the Saxon man, when he is well awake,
is...a citizen... and links himself naturally to his brothers, as bees
hook themselves to one
another and to their queen in a loyal swarm.
SMC 11.350 11 ...the virtues we are met to honor were
directed on aims
which command the sympathy of every loyal American citizen...
FRep 11.528 16 The [American] people are loyal,
FRep 11.540 17 ...the Constitution and the law in
America must be written
on ethical principles, so that the entire power of the spiritual world
hold the citizen loyal...
loyal, n. (1)
Pow 6.63 27 This power [in American politics]...is not
clothed in satin. 'T is the power...of soldiers and pirates; and it
bullies the peaceable and loyal.
loyally, adv. (2)
Bhr 6.192 26 That is the charm in all good novels...that
loyally and with a profound trust in each other.
Bost 12.188 17 [Boston] is...a seat...of men of
principle, obeying a
sentiment, and marching loyally whither that should lead them;...
loyalty, n. (19)
YA 1.393 20 Something may be pardoned to the spirit of
loyalty when it
SR 2.63 13 The joyful loyalty with which men have
the king...to walk among them by a law of his own...was the
by which they obscurely signified...the right of every man.
Mrs1 3.120 24 What fact more conspicuous in modern
history than the
creation of the gentleman? Chivalry is that, and loyalty is that...
ET5 5.81 5 In the [English] courts the independence of
the judges and the
loyalty of the suitors are equally excellent.
ET11 5.186 26 Loyalty is in the English a sub-religion.
ET13 5.214 4 [People's] loyalty to truth and their
labor and expenditure
rest on real foundations, and not on a national church.
ET18 5.302 21 ...what facility and plenteousness of
knighthood, lordship, ladyship, royalty, loyalty;...is indicated in
Collins's Peerage, through eight
Clbs 7.245 22 We must have loyalty and character.
PC 8.218 23 Some...Erasmus, Beranger, Bettine von
allowed. Kings feel that this is that which they themselves represent;
no red-kerchiefed, red-shirted rebel, but loyalty, kingship.
Aris 10.34 12 If one thinks of the interest which all
men have in beauty of
character and manners; that it is of the last importance to the
and affection, inspiring...that loyalty and worship so essential to the
of character,-certainly, if culture, if laws...could secure such a
superior and finished men, it would be the interest of all mankind to
the steps were taken...
Aris 10.55 9 What is it that makes the true knight?
Loyalty to his thought.
Aris 10.57 7 I will not protract this discourse by
describing the duties of the
brave and generous. And yet I will venture to name one...this, namely,
loyalty to your own order.
Chr2 10.112 4 The constitution and law in America must
be written on
ethical principles, so that the entire power of the spiritual world can
enlisted to hold the loyalty of the citizen...
Prch 10.224 17 Let [the torpid heart] speak, and all
these rebels will fly to
Shak1 11.451 7 The loyalty and royalty [Shakespeare]
drew were all his
FRep 11.538 23 ...if the spirit which...put forth such
gigantic energy in the
charity of the Sanitary Commission, could be waked to the conserving
creating duty of making the laws just and humane, it were to enroll a
constituency of...faithful...lovers of men, filled with loyalty to each
FRep 11.539 5 Here is the post where the patriot should
plant himself; here
the altar where virtuous young men...should bind each other to
PLT 12.47 15 One meets contemplative men who dwell in a
and delight which are intellectual but wholly above their expression.
cannot formulate. They impress those who know them by their loyalty to
the truth they worship but cannot impart.
Bost 12.209 12 [Boston] is very willing to be
outnumbered and outgrown, so long as [other cities] carry forward its
life...of education, of social order, of loyalty to law.
Loyola, Ignatius, n. (1)
Boks 7.206 11 Ximenes...Loyola...are [Charles V's]
lozenge, n. (1)
Con 1.320 3 [Conservatism's] religion is just as bad; a
lozenge for the
lubber, n. (1)
ACri 12.287 22 ...the lowest classifying words outvalue
arguments; as... prig, granny, lubber...
lubricated, v. (1)
ET17 5.292 5 ...[my Manchester correspondent] added to
solid virtues an
infinite sweetness and bonhommie. There seemed a pool of honey about
heart which lubricated all his speech and action with fine jets of
lubricity, n. (3)
Prd1 2.221 10 ...I...hate lubricity...
Exp 3.49 19 I take this evanescence and lubricity of
all objects...to be the
most unhandsome part of our condition.
FRep 11.520 23 Parties...exhibit a surprising fugacity
in creeping out of
one snake-skin into another of equal ignominy and lubricity...
Lucan, n. (1)
Plu 10.294 9 ...though the contemporary...of Persius,
Juvenal, Lucan and
Seneca...[Plutarch] does not cite them...
Lucas on Happiness, n. (1)
ET1 5.8 7 [Landor] thought Degerando indebted to Lucas
Lucas on Holiness, n. (1)
ET1 5.8 8 [Landor] thought Degerando indebted to...Lucas
Lucas, Richard, n. (2)
WSL 12.339 8 ...nor will [Landor] persuade us to burn
Xenophon, out of our admiration of...Lucas on Holiness, or Lucas on
WSL 12.339 9 ...nor will [Landor] persuade us to burn
Xenophon, out of our admiration of...Lucas on Happiness, or Lucas on
Lucasta, To [Richard Lovel (1)
PI 8.55 29 Keats disclosed by certain lines in his
Hyperion this inward
skill; and Coleridge showed at least his love and appetency for it. It
in...Lovelace's lines To Althea and To Lucasta...
Lucia [Dante Alighieri, In (1)
PI 8.12 25 ...my young scholar does not wish to know
what the leopard, the
wolf, or Lucia, signify in Dante's Inferno...
Lucian, n. (2)
QO 8.180 24 Whoso knows Plutarch, Lucian, Rabelais,
Bayle will have a key to many supposed originalities.
Dem1 10.11 24 Lucian has an idle tale that
Pancrates...wanting a servant, took a door-bar and pronounced over it
lucid, adj. (1)
UGM 4.20 14 In lucid intervals we say, Let there be an
entrance opened for
me into realities;...
lucifer, adj. (1)
WD 7.159 3 ...the mowing-machines, gas-light, lucifer
matches...are new in
lucifer-matches, n. (1)
Suc 7.287 26 Newton was a great man,
without...lucifer-matches, or ether
for his pain;...
Lucifer's, n. (1)
Chr2 10.102 6 Lucifer's wager in the old drama was,
There is no steadfast
man on earth.
luck, n. (27)
LE 1.179 17 [Napoleon] was not a believer in luck;...
MN 1.191 21 ...the luck of one is the hope of
Con 1.308 4 ...I laid my bones to, and drudged for the
good I possess; it
was not got by fraud, nor by luck, but by work...
SL 2.154 3 There is no luck in literary reputation.
Prd1 2.235 16 ...every thing in nature, even motes and
feathers, go by law
and not by luck...
MoS 4.149 14 A man is flushed with success, and
bethinks himself what
this good luck signifies.
GoW 4.276 8 ...what [Goethe] says...of luck...refuses
to be forgotten.
ET5 5.89 1 [The English] have no running for luck, and
ET5 5.89 7 At Rogers's mills, in Sheffield...I was told
there is no luck in
making good steel;...
ET5 5.93 16 Is it [English] luck, or is it in the
chambers of their brain,--it is
their commercial advantage that whatever light appears in better method
happy invention, breaks out in their race.
ET9 5.152 17 ...this precious knave [George of
Cappadocia] became, in
good time, Saint George of England...the pride of the best blood of the
modern world. Strange, that the solid truth-speaking Briton should
from an impostor. Strange, that the New World should have no better
ET12 5.206 22 Whatever luck there may be in this or
that award, an Eton
captain can write Latin longs and shorts...
F 6.42 16 [Man] looks like a piece of luck, but is a
piece of causation;...
Pow 6.54 6 [All successful men] believed that things
went not by luck, but
Wth 6.100 14 [The right merchant] knows...that good
luck is another name
for tenacity of purpose.
Wsp 6.220 6 Shallow men believe in luck, believe in
Wsp 6.220 14 Strong men believe in cause and effect.
The man was born to
do it, and his father was born to be the father of him and of his deed;
looking narrowly you shall see there was no luck in the matter;...
CbW 6.276 27 Wherever there is failure, there is...some
WD 7.170 23 'T is pitiful the things by which we are
rich or poor...the
fashion of a cloak or hat; like the luck of naked Indians...
Boks 7.196 15 Now and then, by rarest luck, is some
foolish Grub Street is
the gem we want.
Clbs 7.231 12 Among the men of wit and learning, [the
lover of letters] could not withhold his homage from the gayety, grasp
of memory, luck, splendor and speed;...
Suc 7.289 12 Our success takes from all what it gives
to one. 'T is a
haggard, malignant, careworn running for luck.
Dem1 10.3 2 The name Demonology covers dreams, omens,
coincidences, luck, sortilege, magic and other experiences which shun
rather than court
Dem1 10.22 20 We may...say of one on whom the sun
shines, What luck
presides over him!
Aris 10.59 3 [A grand interest] prospers as well in
mistake as in luck...
Thor 10.463 23 ...those pieces of luck which happen
only to good players
happened to [Thoreau].
Bost 12.188 15 [Boston] is...not...an army-barracks
grown up by time and
luck to a place of wealth;...
luckiest, adj. (1)
ET11 5.173 26 [The English people] are proud...of the
symbol of chivalry. Even the word lord is the luckiest style that is
any language to designate a patrician.
luckily, adv. (1)
YA 1.369 27 Luckily for us...the nervous, rocky West is
intruding a new
and continental element into the national mind...
luckless, adj. (1)
AKan 11.263 19 When [the country] is lost it will be
time enough then for
any who are luckless enough to remain alive to gather up their clothes
depart to some land where freedom exists.
lucky, adj. (9)
Nat 1.27 19 ...there is nothing lucky or capricious in
Mrs1 3.141 13 A man who is happy [in the company],
finds in every turn
of the conversation equally lucky occasions for the introduction of
which he has to say.
Wth 6.102 4 In the city, where money follows...a lucky
rise in exchange, [the dollar] comes to be looked on as light.
PI 8.57 10 [The early bard's] advantage is that his
words are things, each
the lucky sound which described the fact...
Dem1 10.15 22 I have a lucky hand, sir, said Napoleon
to his hesitating
Dem1 10.16 23 This faith...in the particular of lucky
days and fortunate
persons, as frequent in America to-day as the faith in incantations and
philters was in old Rome...runs athwart the recognized agencies...which
science and religion explore.
Edc1 10.140 9 The young giant, brown from his
hunting-tramp, tells his
story well, interlarded with lucky allusions to Homer, to Virgil...
LLNE 10.370 2 ...I am not less aware of that excellent
and increasing circle
of masters in arts and in song and in science...whose genius is not a
FSLC 11.204 11 What [Webster] finds already written, he
will defend. Lucky that so much had got well written when he came.
lucrative, adj. (20)
MR 1.230 19 The young man...finds the way to lucrative
blocked with abuses.
MR 1.233 21 The trail of the serpent reaches into all
professions and practices of man.
MR 1.234 11 Suppose a man is so unhappy as to be born a
saint...and he is
to get his living in the world; he finds himself excluded from all
Chr1 3.104 2 ...it was droll in the good Riemer, who
has written memoirs
of Goethe, to make out a list of his donations and good deeds, as...a
lucrative place found for Professor Voss...
Pol1 3.217 26 ...each of us...can do somewhat useful,
or graceful, or
formidable, or amusing, or lucrative.
ET5 5.75 16 The island [England] is lucrative to free
ET5 5.80 5 [The English] are jealous of minds that have
much facility of
association, from an instinctive fear that the seeing many relations to
thought might impair this serial continuity and lucrative
ET9 5.152 2 George of Cappadocia...was a low parasite
who got a lucrative
contract to supply the army with bacon.
Pow 6.80 5 Indifferent hacks and mediocrities tower, by
forces to a lucrative point...
Wsp 6.218 13 The moment of your...acceptance of the
will be marked in the pause or solstice of genius...
CbW 6.271 5 The success which will content [men] is a
bargain, a lucrative
employment...and the like.
Art2 7.57 3 Popular institutions...and the immense
harvest of economical
inventions, are the fruit of the equality and the boundless liberty of
DL 7.114 12 ...we desire to play the benefactor and the
man or woman of worth who alights at our door. How can we do this, if
wants of each day imprison us in lucrative labors...
Suc 7.288 15 The public sees in [an invention] a
SA 8.107 8 These are the bases of civil and polite
society; namely, manners, conversation, lucrative labor and public
LLNE 10.358 19 It chanced that here in one family were
two brothers, one
a brilliant and fertile inventor, and close by him his own brother, a
business, who knew how to direct his faculty and make it instantly and
LLNE 10.360 4 There were many employments more or less
found for, or brought hither by these members [of Brook Farm]...
Thor 10.452 13 ...whilst all his companions
were...eager to begin some
lucrative employment, it was inevitable that [Thoreau's] thoughts
exercised on the same question...
PLT 12.57 9 ...society seems to be in conspiracy
to...pull down genius to
ACri 12.304 20 The Augsburg Allgemeine Zeitung
observatory founded for the benefit of navigation. Nor can we promise
our School of Design will secure a lucrative post to the pupils.
lucre, n. (2)
Fdsp 2.204 16 We are holden to men by every sort of
Suc 7.308 11 I fear the popular notion of success
stands in direct opposition
in all points to the real and wholesome success. One adores public
opinion, the other private opinion;...one lucre, the other love;...
Lucretius, n. (5)
SwM 4.104 19 Malpighi, following the high doctrines of
Hippocrates, Leucippus and Lucretius, had given emphasis to the dogma
works in leasts...
SwM 4.113 16 This book [The Animal Kingdom] announces
s] favorite dogmas. The ancient doctrine...of Leucippus, that the atom
be known by the mass; or...in the verses of Lucretius...The principle
things, entrails made/ Of smallest entrails;.../
ET1 5.21 7 Lucretius [Wordsworth] esteems a far higher
poet than Virgil;...
WD 7.176 9 'T is the very principle of science that
Nature shows herself
best in leasts; it was the maxim of Aristotle and Lucretius;...
Plu 10.297 1 M. Leveque has given an exposition of
philosophy...in the Revue des Deux Mondes; and M. C. Martha, chapters
the genius of Marcus Aurelius, of Persius and Lucretius, in the same
Lucrezia Floriani [George (1)
Boks 7.214 12 Lucrezia Floriani, Le Peche de M.
Antoine...are great steps
from the novel of one termination...
Lucullus, n. (1)
ET11 5.193 16 The respectable Duke of Devonshire,
willing to be the
Maecenas and Lucullus of his island, is reported to have said that he
live at Chatsworth but one month in the year.
ludicrous, adj. (3)
MR 1.242 15 Better that the book should not be quite so
good, and the
book-maker...not himself often a ludicrous contrast to all that he has
Comc 8.160 21 ...all falsehoods, all vices...seen from
the point where our
moral sympathies do not interfere, become ludicrous.
Schr 10.281 15 ...[Plotinus] says roundly, the
knowledge of the senses is
ludicrous, n. (3)
Comc 8.159 7 Separate any object...and contemplate it
there in absolute nature, it becomes at once comic;...no respectable
can rescue it from the ludicrous.
Comc 8.162 5 A rogue alive to the ludicrous is still
Comc 8.162 8 ...the sensibility to the ludicrous may
run into excess.
ludicrously, adv. (2)
NER 3.259 8 Four, or six, or ten years, the pupil is
parsing Greek and
Latin, and as soon as he leaves the University, as it is ludicrously
shuts those books for the last time.
MAng1 12.234 21 As [Michelangelo] refused to undo his
work [The Last
Judgment], Daniel di Volterra was employed to clothe the figures; hence
ludicrously called Il Braghettone.
Ludlow Castle, England, n. (1)
ET11 5.190 15 I must hold Ludlow Castle an honest house,
Milton's Comus was written...
lugged, v. (1)
Bty 6.295 9 In a house that I know, I have noticed a
block of spermaceti
lying about closets and mantelpieces, for twenty years together, simply
because the tallow-man gave it the form of a rabbit; and I suppose it
continue to be lugged about unchanged for a century.
Luke, St., n. (6)
LS 11.5 8 An account of the Last Supper of Christ with
his disciples is
given by the four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
LS 11.5 16 St. Luke (Luke xxii. 19), after relating the
breaking of the bread [at the Last Supper], has these words: This do in
remembrance of me.
LS 11.6 8 This material fact, that the occasion [the
Last Supper] was to be
remembered, is found in Luke alone, who was not present.
LS 11.6 10 This material fact, that the occasion [the
Last Supper] was to be
remembered, is found in Luke alone, who was not present. There is no
reason, however, that we know, for rejecting the account of Luke.
LS 11.6 26 ...we must suppose that the expression, This
do in remembrance
of me, had come to the ear of Luke from some disciple who was present.
LS 11.22 10 In the midst of considerations as to what
Paul thought, and
why he so thought, I cannot help feeling that it is time misspent to
or from his convictions, or those of Luke and John, respecting any
Luke xxii. 19, n. (1)
LS 11.5 16 St. Luke (Luke xxii. 19) after relating the
breaking of the bread [at the Last Supper], has these words: This do in
remembrance of me.
lukewarm, adj. (1)
FSLN 11.242 8 ...[scholars and literary men] are
lukewarm lovers of the
liberty of America in 1854.
lull, n. (1)
ACiv 11.306 27 There will be a lull after so loud a
lull, v. (2)
Ctr 6.147 23 ...a man witnessing the admirable effect of
ether to lull pain... rejoices in Dr. Jackson's benign discovery...
MMEm 10.397 14 But O, these waves and leaves,-/ When
Nature grieves,-/ No human speech so beautiful/ As their murmurs, mine
lulled, v. (3)
Wsp 6.227 8 As men get on in life, they
acquire...somewhat less solicitude
to be lulled or amused.
OA 7.324 15 ...be it as it may with the
sick-headache,--'t is certain that
graver headaches and heart-aches are lulled once for all as we come up
certain goals of time.
PI 8.46 12 The babe is lulled to sleep by the nurse's
lulls, v. (1)
Lov1 2.180 10 ...of poetry the success is not attained
when it lulls and
lumber, n. (2)
Cir 2.313 2 [Some Petrarch or Ariosto] claps wings to
the sides of all the
solid old lumber of the world...
HDC 11.56 20 The people on the [Massachusetts]
bay...found the way to
the West Indies, with pipe-staves, lumber and fish;...
lumberer, n. (2)
TPar 11.284 9 ...[Theodore Parker's] periods fall on
you, stroke after
stroke,/ Like the blows of a lumberer felling an oak/...
FRep 11.526 17 In Maine, nearly every man is a lumberer.
lumberman, n. (1)
SS 7.4 1 [My new friend] envied every drover and
lumberman in the tavern
their manly speech.
lumbermen, n. (1)
Carl 10.493 12 If a scholar goes into a camp of
lumbermen or a gang of
riggers, those men will quickly detect any fault of character.
lumber-room, n. (1)
AmS 1.111 27 ...the world lies no longer a dull
miscellany and lumber-room...
luminaries, n. (1)
SR 2.80 8 ...the luminaries of heaven seem to [the
unbalanced mind] hung
on the arch their master built.
luminary, n. (1)
Dem1 10.10 15 ...under every tree in the speckled
sunshine and shade no
man notices that every spot of light is a perfect image of the sun,
some hour the moon eclipses the luminary;...
luminous, adj. (9)
Nat 1.31 3 A man conversing in earnest...will find that
a material image
more or less luminous arises in his mind...
AmS 1.93 5 ...the page of whatever book we read becomes
LE 1.183 13 They [whom the student's thoughts have
inflamed] find that he is a poor, ignorant man...now and then
jet of luminous thought...
Insp 8.280 21 Sleep is like death, and after sleep/ The
world seems new
begun;/ White thoughts stand luminous and firm,/ Like statues in the
Edc1 10.130 9 Why does [man] track in the midnight
heaven a pure spark, a luminous patch wandering from age to age...
Supl 10.173 18 ...the luminous object wastes itself by
Supl 10.173 19 ...the luminous object...is luminous
because it is burning
HDC 11.84 6 These soiled and musty books [the Concord
Town Records] are luminous and electric within.
MAng1 12.239 10 [Michelangelo] said of his predecessor,
Bramante, that he laid the first stone of Saint Peter's, clear,
insulated, luminous, with fit design for a vast structure.
lump, n. (4)
UGM 4.11 13 ...the chemic lump arrives at the plant, and
UGM 4.25 24 Nature abhors these complaisances which
threaten to melt
the world into a lump...
II 12.69 20 Where is the yeast that will leaven this
Mem 12.90 11 ...[memory] is the cohesion which keeps
things from falling
into a lump...
lumped, v. (1)
Nat 1.38 10 Therefore is Space, and therefore Time, that
man may know
that things are not huddled and lumped...
lumpish, adj. (2)
Suc 7.290 6 ...war, cannons and executions are used to
clear the ground of
bad, lumpish, irreclaimable savages, but always to the damage of the
Milt1 12.265 5 In like spirit, [Milton] replies to the
respecting his morning haunts. Those morning haunts are where they
should be, at home;...up and stirring...with useful and generous labors
preserving the body's health and hardiness, to render lightsome, clear
not lumpish obedience to the mind...
lumps, n. (3)
PPh 4.46 3 As soon as, with culture...[men and women]
see [things] no
longer in lumps and masses but accurately distributed, they desist from
weak vehemence and explain their meaning in detail.
EWI 11.125 18 [The planters] were full of vices; their
children were lumps
of pride, sloth, sensuality and rottenness.
PLT 12.38 5 These [spiritual] facts, this essence
[Truth], are not new; they
are old and eternal, but our seeing of them is new. Having seen them we
no longer brute lumps whirled by Fate...
lunar, adj. (2)
Hist 2.14 9 ...Io, in Aeschylus, transformed to a cow,
imagination; but how changed when as Isis in Egypt she meets
Osiris-Jove, a beautiful woman with nothing of the metamorphosis left
but the lunar
horns as the splendid ornament of her brows!
Civ 7.24 20 The ship, in its latest complete equipment,
is an abridgment
and compend of a nation's arts: the ship...longitude reckoned by lunar
observation and by chronometer...
lunatic, n. (1)
Nat2 3.186 7 The child...delighted with every new thing,
lies down at night
overpowered by the fatigue which this day of continual pretty madness
incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled
Lundy's Lane, Canada, n. (1)
Mrs1 3.124 11 The courage which girls exhibit is like a
battle of Lundy's
lunettes, n. (1)
MAng1 12.230 11 [Michelangelo's paintings are in the
Sistine Chapel, of
which he first covered the ceiling with the story of the Creation, in
successive compartments...and a series of greater and smaller fancy
in the lunettes.
lungs, n. (12)
SR 2.64 20 Here are the lungs of that inspiration which
Pol1 3.212 2 It makes no difference how many tons'
weight of atmosphere
presses on our heads, so long as the same pressure resists it within
SwM 4.102 12 It seems that [Swedenborg] anticipated
much science of the
nineteenth century;...and first demonstrated the office of the lungs.
NMW 4.223 10 It is Swedenborg's theory that...the lungs
are composed of
infinitely small lungs;...
NMW 4.223 11 It is Swedenborg's theory that...the lungs
are composed of
infinitely small lungs;...
F 6.25 21 If the air come to our lungs, we breathe and
Art2 7.48 23 The artist who is to produce a work which
is to be admired... by all men...must...be...one through whom the soul
of all men circulates as
the common air through his lungs.
WD 7.175 8 ...that flexile clay of which these old
brothers moulded their
admirable symbols...was...the heat of the blood and the heaving of the
PI 8.46 18 ...the length of lines in songs and poems is
determined by the
inhalation and exhalation of the lungs.
PPo 8.247 15 We absorb elements enough, but have not
leaves and lungs
for healthy perspiration and growth.
Dem1 10.21 27 Great men feel that they are so
by...falling back on what is
humane; in renouncing...each exclusive and local connection, to beat
the pulse and breathe with the lungs of nations.
LLNE 10.344 24 I habitually apply to [Theodore Parker]
the words of a
French philosopher who speaks of the man of Nature who abominates the
steam-engine and the factory. His vast lungs breathe independence with
air of the mountains and the woods.
lurch, n. (1)
FRO1 11.476 9 The great Idea baffles wit,/ Language
falters under it,/ It
leaves the learned in the lurch;/ Nor art, nor power, nor toil can
measure of the eternal Mind,/ Nor hymn nor prayer nor church./
lured, v. (2)
UGM 4.13 13 Looking where others look, and conversing
with the same
things, we catch the charm which lured them.
ALin 11.328 14 How beautiful to see/ Once more a
shepherd of mankind
indeed,/ Who loved his charge, but never loved to lead;/ One whose meek
flock the people joyed to be,/ Not lured by any cheat of birth,/ But by
clear-grained human worth,/ And brave old wisdom of sincerity!/
lures, n. (2)
Wsp 6.219 3 ...to [man]...the lures of passion and the
duty are opened;...
Bty 6.279 23 While thus to love [Seyd] gave his days/
In loyal worship, scorning praise,/ How spread their lures for him, in
Ambition and paltering Gain!/
lures, v. (1)
ET19 5.310 27 That which lures a solitary American in
the woods with the
wish to see England, is the moral peculiarity of the Saxon race...
lurid, adj. (3)
SwM 4.131 9 There is an air of infinite grief and the
sound of wailing all
over and through [Swedenborg's] lurid universe.
SwM 4.141 23 [Swedenborg's spiritual world] is...very
like, in its endless
power of lurid pictures, to the phenomena of dreaming...
PPr 12.386 7 ...everything [in Carlyle] is seen in
lurk, v. (3)
AmS 1.111 21 ...show me the sublime presence of the
cause lurking, as always it does lurk, in these suburbs and extremities
ET6 5.109 24 The Middle Ages still lurk in the streets
Insp 8.292 11 ...[conversation is] the college where
you learn what
thoughts are, what powers lurk in those fugitive gleams...
lurked, v. (2)
DL 7.127 2 ...let the hearts [our friends] have agitated
witness what power
has lurked in the traits of these structures of clay that pass and
SovE 10.191 16 An Eastern poet...said that God had made
justice so dear to
the heart of Nature that, if any injustice lurked anywhere under the
blue vault would shrivel to a snake-skin and cast it out by spasms.
lurketh, v. (1)
Elo1 7.59 6 For whom the Muses smile upon,/ .../ In his
Lurketh nature veritable;/...
lurking, adj. (7)
GoW 4.274 6 ...in the solidest kingdom of routine and
the senses, [Goethe] showed the lurking daemonic power;...
GoW 4.285 2 The lurking daemons sat to [Goethe], and
the saint who saw
ET14 5.249 12 But for Coleridge, and a lurking taciturn
itself in occasional criticism...one would say that in Germany and in
America is the best mind in England rightly respected.
PI 8.5 24 ...we see...that the secret cords or laws
show their well-known
virtue through every variety...and the interest is gradually
the forms to the lurking method.
LVB 11.88 3 Say, what is honour? 'T is the finest
sense/ Of justice which
the human mind can frame,/ Intent each lurking frailty to disclaim,/
guard the way of life from all offence/...
FSLN 11.239 5 There has come, too, one to whom lurking
warfare is dear, Retribution, with a soul full of wiles;...
Let 12.398 27 ...companies of the best-educated young
men in the Atlantic
states every week take their departure for Europe;...simply because
shall so be...agreeably entertained for one or two years, with some
hope...that something may turn up to give them a decided direction.
lurking, v. (5)
AmS 1.111 20 ...show me the sublime presence of the
cause lurking...in these suburbs and extremities of nature;...
Ill 6.314 9 ...the scientific whim is lurking in all
Dem1 10.2 2 In the chamber, on the stairs,/ Lurking
dumb,/ Go and come/
Lemurs and Lars./
SHC 11.431 18 You can almost see behind these pines the
Indian with bow
and arrow lurking...
PLT 12.35 6 Instinct is a shapeless giant in the
cave...Behemoth...lurking, surly, invincible...
lurks, v. (10)
LT 1.289 9 To a true scholar the attraction of...the
passages of his
experience, is simply the information they yield him of this supreme
which lurks within all.
SL 2.129 8 The living Heaven thy prayers respect,/
House at once and
architect,/ .../ And, by the famous might that lurks/ In reaction and
recoil,/ Makes flame to freeze and ice to boil;/...
Nat2 3.167 7 Spirit that lurks each form within/
Beckons to spirit of its
ET14 5.254 25 ...having attempted to domesticate and
dress the Blessed
Soul itself in English broadcloth and gaiters, [the English] are
with fear that herein lurks a force that will sweep their system away.
Farm 7.146 20 ...[the farmer]...is taught the power
that lurks in petty things.
WD 7.175 15 [That flexile clay of which these old
brothers moulded their
admirable symbols] was the deep to-day which all men scorn;...the
populous, all-loving solitude which men quit for the tattle of towns.
lurks, he hides, he who is success, reality, joy and power.
SovE 10.203 10 [Our religion] visits us only on some
ceremonial occasion...perhaps on a sublime national victory or a peace.
that, be sure, is not the religion of the universal, unsleeping
providence, which lurks in trifles...
Lusby, adj. (1)
ET12 5.210 12 I looked over the Examination Papers of
the year 1848, for
the various scholarships and fellowships [at Oxford], the Lusby, the
Hertford, the Dean-Ireland and the University...
luscious, adj. (1)
ACri 12.287 7 Into the exquisite refinement of his
Academy, [Plato] introduces the low-born Socrates, relieving the purple
diction by his
perverse talk...and steadily kept this coarseness to flavor a dish else
lust, n. (11)
LE 1.176 24 Fatal to the man of letters, fatal to man,
is the lust of display...
MN 1.210 19 ...this lust of imparting as from us...is
finite, comes of a lower
Fdsp 2.204 16 We are holden to men by every sort of
Elo1 7.62 21 ...this lust to speak marks the universal
feeling of the energy
of the engine...
OA 7.326 11 ...[the old lawyer] may go below his mark
with impunity, and
people will say...He lost his sleep for two nights. What a lust of
appearance...that once degraded him he is thus rid of!
Dem1 10.25 27 [Mesmerism] is a low curiosity or lust of
Dem1 10.27 9 ...far be from me the lust of explaining
away all which
appeals to the imagination...
SovE 10.191 3 These threads [of Necessity] are Nature's
elements...the orphan's tears, the vices of men, lust, cruelty and
Prch 10.224 5 The health and welfare of man consist in
of talents, which lose their way by the lust of display, to the
controlling and reinforcing of talents...
MMEm 10.413 22 The feverish lust of notice perhaps in
all these cases
would injure the heart of common refinement and virtue.
PLT 12.56 24 We are continually tempted to
sacrifice...the hope and
promise of insight to the lust of a freer demonstration of those gifts
lust, v. (1)
OS 2.284 13 These questions which we lust to ask about
the future are a
confession of sin.
lustre, n. (23)
Nat 1.31 25 Long hereafter...these solemn images shall
reappear in their
SR 2.45 20 A man should learn to detect and watch that
gleam of light
which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the
firmament of bards and sages.
SR 2.63 7 When private men shall act with original
views, the lustre will be
transferred from the actions of kings to those of gentlemen.
Exp 3.57 4 A man is like a bit of Labrador spar, which
has no lustre as you
turn it in your hand until you come to a particular angle;...
Mrs1 3.128 10 Fashion is made up...of those who through
the value and
virtue of somebody, have acquired lustre to their name...
Nat2 3.186 13 ...this opaline lustre plays round the
top of every toy to [the
child's] eye to insure his fidelity...
Nat2 3.196 3 ...the knowledge that we traverse the
whole scale of being... and have some stake in every possibility, lends
that sublime lustre to death, which philosophy and religion have too
outwardly and literally striven to
express in the popular doctrine of the immortality of the soul.
NER 3.275 15 ...a naval and military honor...the
eminent merit,--have this lustre for each candidate that they enable
walk erect and unashamed in the presence of some persons before whom he
felt himself inferior.
SwM 4.134 18 Though the agency of the Lord is in every
line referred to by
name [by Swedenborg], it never becomes alive. There is no lustre in
eye which gazes from the centre and which should vivify the immense
dependency of beings.
ET11 5.178 13 Sir Henry Wotton says of the first Duke
of Buckingham, He
was born at Brookeby in Leicestershire, where his ancestors had chiefly
continued about the space of four hundred years, rather without
obscurity, than with any great lustre.
ET11 5.193 9 The historic names of the Buckinghams,
Beauforts, Marlboroughs and Hertfords have gained no new lustre...
ET12 5.201 17 Here indeed [at Oxford] was the Olympia
of all Antony
Wood's and Aubrey's games and heroes, and every inch of ground has its
Clbs 7.248 8 No doubt the suppers of wits and
philosophers acquire much
lustre by time and renown.
QO 8.175 4 All things wear a lustre which is the gift
of the present, and a
tarnish of time.
Insp 8.294 20 Words used in a new sense and
figuratively, dart a delightful
Dem1 10.12 13 One moment of a man's life is a fact so
stupendous as to
take the lustre out of all fiction.
Chr2 10.121 21 Goethe...maintained his belief that pure
right good will are the highest manly prerogatives, before which all
energetic heroism, with its lustre and renown, must recede.
Schr 10.278 22 ...I chiefly wish to infer the dignity
of [the scholar's] work
by the lustre of his appointments.
MMEm 10.412 18 ...in dead of night, nearer morning,
when the eastern
stars glow or appear to glow with more indescribable lustre, a lustre
penetrates the spirit with wonder and curiosity,-then, however awed,
MMEm 10.418 18 Not a prospect but is dark on earth, as
to knowledge and
joy from externals: but the prospect of a dying bed reflects lustre on
EPro 11.322 6 The territory of the Union shines to-day
with a lustre which
every European emigrant can discern from far;...
ACri 12.295 4 We cannot...give any account of
[Shakespeare's] existence, but only the fact that there was a wonderful
symbolizer and expressor...who
has thrown an accidental lustre over his time and subject.
MLit 12.333 18 What is Austria? What is England? What
is our graduated
and petrified social scale of ranks and employments? Shall not a poet
redeem us from these idolatries, and pale their legendary lustre before
fires of the Divine Wisdom which burn in his heart?
lustres, n. (6)
Lov1 2.179 17 [Beauty's] nature is like opaline
Fdsp 2.215 24 ...if you come, perhaps you will fill my
yourself but with your lustres...
NR 3.233 12 I read Proclus...for a mechanical help to
the fancy and the
imagination. I read for the lustres...
Bty 6.291 1 ...the lustres of the sea-shell begin with
OA 7.313 8 I know ye [clouds] skilful to convoy/ The
total freight of hope
and joy/ Into rude and homely nooks,/ Shed mocking lustres on shelf of
books,/ On farmer's byre, on pasture rude,/ And stony pathway to the
TPar 11.286 22 [Theodore Parker] had...a love for
facts, a rapid eye for
their historic relations, and a skill in stripping them of traditional
lustrous, adj. (4)
SwM 4.106 3 [Swedenborg's] varied and solid knowledge
makes his style
lustrous with points and shooting spiculae of thought...
Bhr 6.187 24 ...through this lustrous varnish the
reality is ever shining.
CL 12.142 25 [DeQuincey said] [Wordsworth's] eyes are
not under any
circumstances bright, lustrous or piercing...
EurB 12.368 9 [Wordsworth] sat at the foot of Helvellyn
and on the margin
of Windermere, and took their lustrous mornings and their sublime
midnights for his theme...
lustrum, n. (1)
LE 1.176 10 Let us sit with our hands on our mouths, a
long, austere, Pythagorean lustrum.
lusts, n. (1)
Aris 10.55 13 ...the thought has...no lusts...
lusty, adj. (2)
ET4 5.71 21 Their young boiling clerks and lusty
collegians [in England] like the company of horses better than the
company of professors.
Wsp 6.207 6 [Dido] was so fair,/ So young, so lusty,
with her eyen glad,/ That if that God that heaven and earthe made/
Would have a love for beauty
and goodness,/ And womanhede, truth, and seemliness,/ Whom should he
loven but this lady sweet?/ There n' is no woman to him half so meet./
Luther, Martin, n. (35)
LT 1.269 12 The leaders of the crusades against War,
the right successors of Luther, Knox...
Hist 2.29 17 How many times in the history of the world
has the Luther of
the day had to lament the decay of piety in his own household!
Hist 2.29 20 Doctor, said his wife to Martin Luther,
one day, how is it that
whilst subject to papacy we prayed so often and with such fervor,
now we pray with utmost coldness and very seldom?
SR 2.58 1 Pythagoras was misunderstood...and Luther...
SR 2.61 17 An institution is the lengthened shadow of
one man; as...the
Reformation, of Luther;...
Nat2 3.187 24 The strong, self-complacent Luther
declares with an
emphasis not to be mistaken, that God himself cannot do without wise
UGM 4.18 13 Especially when a mind of powerful method
men, we find the examples of oppression. The dominion of
credit of Luther...are in point.
SwM 4.136 16 The parish disputes in the Swedish church
friends and foes of Luther and Melancthon...intrude themselves into
SwM 4.137 14 [Swedenborg] is...like Montaigne's parish
priest, who, if a
hail-storm passes over the village, thinks the day of doom is come, and
cannibals already have got the pip. Swedenborg confounds us not less
the pains of Melancthon and Luther and Wolfius...
MoS 4.153 15 [The men of the senses] hold that Luther
had milk in him
when he said, Wer nicht liebt Wein, Weiber, Gesang,/ Der bleibt ein
sein Leben lang;/...
GoW 4.263 13 ...as the good Luther writes, When I am
angry, I can pray
well and preach well...
Civ 7.33 6 ...in Judaea, the advent of Jesus, and, in
modern Christendom, of
the realists Huss, Savonarola and Luther,--are casual facts which carry
forward races to new convictions...
Art2 7.52 16 Raphael paints wisdom...Luther preaches
Elo1 7.79 8 Whoso can speak well, said Luther, is a
Elo1 7.94 25 The power of Chatham, of Pericles, of
Luther, rested on this
strength of character...
Boks 7.206 11 Ximenes...Luther...are [Charles V's]
Clbs 7.236 7 Jesus spent his life in discoursing with
humble people...and at
least silencing those who were not generous enough to accept his
thoughts. Luther spent his life so;...
Clbs 7.240 22 Who can stop the mouth of Luther...
PI 8.3 13 The restraining grace of common sense is the
mark of all the
valid minds,--of...Alfred, Luther...
SA 8.93 22 ...Luther commends that accomplishment of
speech of his wife.
PC 8.218 11 If a theologian of deep convictions and
carries his country with him, like Luther, the state becomes Lutheran,
spite of the Emperor;...
Grts 8.303 22 There is something...in Luther...that
needs no protection.
SovE 10.195 27 Truth gathers itself spotless and
unhurt...never hurt by the
treachery or ruin of its best defenders, whether Luther, or William
SovE 10.196 2 We answer, when they tell us of the bad
behavior of Luther
or Paul: Well, what if he did?
SovE 10.196 3 We answer, when they tell us of the bad
behavior of Luther
or Paul: Well, what if he did? Who was more pained than Luther or Paul?
SovE 10.204 16 Luther would cut his hand off sooner
than write theses
against the pope if he suspected that he was bringing on with all his
the pale negations of Boston Unitarianism.
Prch 10.234 24 That gray deacon or respectable matron
antecedents...could not have presented any obstacle to the march...of
LS 11.4 8 The doctrine of the Consubstantiation taught
by Luther was
denied by Calvin.
TPar 11.289 7 It was [Theodore Parker's] merit, like
Luther, Knox and
Latimer...to speak tart truth...
RBur 11.440 20 Not Latimer, nor Luther struck more
telling blows against
false theology than did this brave singer [Burns].
RBur 11.442 21 It seemed odious to Luther that the
devil should have all
the best tunes;...
FRep 11.537 8 Columbus was no backward-creeping crab,
nor was Martin
FRep 11.539 11 It is not by heads reverted...to
Luther...that you can combat
the dangers and dragons that beset the United States at this time.
Milt1 12.251 7 [Milton's Areopagitica] is, as Luther
said of one of
Melancthon's writings, alive, hath hands and feet...
ACri 12.286 4 Luther said, I preach coarsely; that
giveth content to all.
Lutheran, adj. (3)
SwM 4.136 20 The Lutheran bishop's son, for whom the
opened...with all these grandeurs resting upon him, remains the
SwM 4.136 27 The Lutheran bishop's son, for whom the
opened...with all these grandeurs resting upon him, remains the
PC 8.218 12 If a theologian of deep convictions and
carries his country with him, like Luther, the state becomes Lutheran,
spite of the Emperor;...
Lutheran Church, n. (1)
Chr2 10.112 10 The Lutheran Church does not represent in
opinions of the universities.
Lutheran, n. (1)
Wsp 6.222 6 In a new nation and language, [the
countryman's] sect, as
Quaker, or Lutheran, is lost.
Lutherans, n. (1)
MR 1.228 16 Lutherans, Herrnhutters, Jesuits, Monks,
Quakers, Knox, Wesley, Swedenborg, Bentham...all respected something...
Luther's, Martin, n. (1)
Boks 7.208 17 Another class of books closely allied to
these [Autobiographies]...are those which may be called Table-Talks: of
the best are Saadi's Gulistan; Luther's Table-Talk;...
Lutzen, Prussia, n. (1)
Hsm1 2.248 7 In the Harleian Miscellanies there is an
account of the battle
of Lutzen which deserves to be read.
luxuriance, n. (1)
Supl 10.179 2 The Northern genius finds itself
singularly refreshed and
stimulated by the breadth and luxuriance of Eastern imagery and modes
luxuries, n. (10)
MR 1.235 17 ...I should not be pained at a change which
threatened a loss
of some of the luxuries or conveniences of society...
Mrs1 3.135 10 ...by luxuries and ornaments we amuse the
ET11 5.186 23 [The English upper classes] have...the
power to command, among their other luxuries, the presence of the most
accomplished men in
their festive meetings.
Wth 6.109 5 A youth coming into the city from his
native New Hampshire
farm...boards at a first-class hotel, and believes he must somehow have
outwitted Dr. Franklin and Malthus, for luxuries are cheap.
Clbs 7.225 15 ...our tonics, our luxuries, are
force-pumps which exhaust the
strength they pretend to supply;...
Res 8.143 17 ...it turns out that [the Chinaman] has
sent home to China
American food and tools and luxuries...
EWI 11.118 5 We sometimes say, the planter...only wants
and luxuries which the slaves yield him;...
FSLN 11.236 6 ...our education is not conducted by toys
JBS 11.279 17 [In John Brown's boyhood] was formed a
character...abstemious, refusing luxuries...
Wom 11.410 26 ...[man] invented...all luxuries and
adornments, and the
elegance of privacy, to increase the joys of society.
luxurious, adj. (11)
NER 3.272 13 Men are conservatives...when they are most
ET5 5.98 12 The manners and customs of [English]
society are artificial;... and we have a nation whose existence is a
work of art;--a cold, barren, almost arctic isle being made the most
fruitful, luxurious and imperial land
in the whole earth.
ET14 5.248 3 The critic [in England] hides his
skepticism under the
English cant of practical. To convince the reason, to touch the
conscience, is romantic pretension. The fine arts fall to the ground.
Beauty, except as
luxurious commodity, does not exist.
Wth 6.95 15 The world is his who has money to go over
it. He arrives at
the seashore and a sumptuous ship has floored and carpeted for him the
stormy Atlantic, and made it a luxurious hotel, amid the horrors of the
Elo2 8.128 23 In England they send the most delicate
and protected child
from his luxurious home to learn to rough it with boys in the public
Chr2 10.106 3 ...in the hands...of luxurious
Byzantines...[Christianity's] creeds were tainted with their barbarism.
SovE 10.192 23 The strength of the animal to eat and to
be luxurious and to
usurp is rudeness and imbecility.
EWI 11.119 3 The planter...has contracted in his
indolent and luxurious
climate the need of excitement by irritating and tormenting his slave.
RBur 11.441 25 What a love of Nature [in Burns], and,
shall I say it? of
middle-class Nature. Not like...Moore, in the luxurious East...
CW 12.173 14 ...nothing in Europe is more elaborately
luxurious than the
Bost 12.185 19 [Boston] is not a country of luxury or
of pictures; of snows
rather, of east winds and changing skies; visited by icebergs, which,
floating by, nip with their cool breath our blossoms. Not a luxurious
luxurious, n. (2)
War 11.174 8 If peace is sought to be defended or
preserved for the safety
of the luxurious and the timid, it is a sham...
Bost 12.203 20 ...there is always [in Boston]...always
a heresiarch, whom
the governor and deputies labor with but cannot silence. Some new
light... some champion of first principles of humanity against the rich
luxury, n. (43)
DSA 1.119 1 In this refulgent summer, it has been a
luxury to draw the
breath of life.
LE 1.182 1 The good scholar will not refuse...to make
his own hands
acquainted with...the sweat that goes before comfort and luxury.
MR 1.243 12 [The man with a strong bias to the
contemplative life] must... postpone his self-indulgence, forewarned
and forearmed against that
frequent misfortune of men of genius,-the taste for luxury.
MR 1.246 10 [Infirm people] contrive everywhere to
exhaust for their
single comfort the entire means and appliances of that luxury to which
invention has yet attained.
Con 1.311 25 ...for thee...fleets of floating palaces
for luxury, swim by sail and by steam through all the waters of this
Tran 1.333 3 The materialist respects sensible
masses...social art and
YA 1.377 9 The luxury and necessity of the noble
Hist 2.24 22 Luxury and elegance are not known [in the
Comp 2.94 20 What did the preacher mean by saying that
the good are
miserable in the present life? Was it that houses and lands, offices,
wine, horses, dress, luxury, are had by unprincipled men...
Fdsp 2.200 25 Let us not have this childish luxury in
Fdsp 2.202 22 Sincerity is the luxury allowed...only to
the highest rank;...
Prd1 2.231 22 ...society is officered by men of parts,
as they are properly
called, and not by divine men. These use their gift to refine luxury,
Mrs1 3.134 13 I may easily go into a great household
where there is... excellent provision for comfort, luxury and taste,
and yet not encounter
there any Amphitryon who shall subordinate these appendages.
Nat2 3.173 16 Art and luxury have early learned that
they must work as
enhancement and sequel to this original beauty [of nature].
NER 3.257 5 I begin to suspect myself to be a prisoner,
though treated with
all this courtesy and luxury.
MoS 4.151 19 On the other part, the men of toil and
trade and luxury,--the
animal world...and the practical world...weigh heavily on the other
F 6.13 20 [Conservatives] have been...born halt and
blind, through luxury
of their parents...
F 6.40 14 All the toys that infatuate men...houses,
land, money, luxury, power, fame, are the selfsame thing...
Pow 6.70 19 The luxury of ice is in tropical countries
and midsummer days.
Pow 6.70 21 The luxury of fire is to have a little on
Wth 6.91 11 ...when one observes in the hotels and
palaces of our Atlantic
capitals, the habit of expense...he feels that when a man or a woman is
driven to the wall, the chances of integrity are frightfully
diminished; as if
virtue were coming to be a luxury which few could afford...
Art2 7.52 5 These [ancient sculptures] are...the face
of man in the morning
of the world. No mark is on these lofty features of sloth or luxury or
DL 7.118 16 [The great]...subdue the low habits of
comfort and luxury;...
SA 8.95 13 Politics, war, party, luxury, avarice,
fashion, are all asses with
loaded panniers to serve the kitchen of Intellect, the king.
Aris 10.52 3 To a right aristocracy...everything will
be permitted and
pardoned,-gaming, drinking, fighting, luxury.
MoL 10.245 13 Our industrial skill, arts ministering to
luxury, have made life expensive...
HDC 11.56 7 Even this check which befell [the people of
Concord] acquaints us with the rapidity of their growth, for the good
Bulkeley], in dealing with his people, taxes them with luxury.
EWI 11.101 10 If the Virginian piques himself on the
picturesque luxury of
his vassalage...I shall not refuse to show him that when their
made out, it will still be their interest to remain on his estate...
EWI 11.102 6 From the earliest time, the negro has been
an article of
luxury to the commercial nations.
EWI 11.102 16 These men [negro slaves]...producers of
luxury for the civilized world...I am heart-sick when I read how they
there, and how they are kept there.
EWI 11.118 9 We sometimes say...give [the planter] a
machine that will
yield him as much money as the slaves, and he will thankfully let them
go. He has no love of slavery, but he wants luxury...
ChiE 11.472 12 I need not mention [China's] useful
arts...the luxury of
FRO2 11.490 23 I am glad to believe society contains a
class of humble
souls who enjoy the luxury of a religion that does not degrade;...
FRep 11.536 7 The felon is the logical extreme of the
coxcomb. Selfish luxury is the end of both...
CL 12.147 15 When Nero advertised for a new luxury, a
walk in the woods
should have been offered.
CW 12.171 8 Neither did I fully consider [when I bought
my farm] what an
indescribable luxury is our Indian river, the Musketaquid...
CW 12.174 10 If you can add to the garden a noble
luxury, let it be an
Bost 12.185 15 [Boston] is not a country of luxury or
Bost 12.208 12 ...there is yet in every city a certain
MLit 12.315 21 ...the weak and wicked, led also to
analyze, saw nothing in
thought but luxury.
WSL 12.342 25 It is vain to call [the literary spirit]
PPr 12.389 5 That morbid temperament has given
[Carlyle's] rhetoric a
somewhat bloated character; a luxury to many imaginative and learned
Let 12.397 8 ...discontent and the luxury of tears will
bring nothing to pass.
lyceum, n. (1)
Bost 12.195 27 The universality of an elementary
education in New
England is her praise and her power in the whole world. To the schools
succeeds the village lyceum...
Lyceum, n. (3)
EzRy 10.392 1 In debate, in the vestry of the Lyceum,
the structure of [Ezra Ripley's] sentences was admirable;...
EzRy 10.392 19 The society will meet after the Lyceum,
as it is difficult to
bring people together in the evening,-and no moon.
Thor 10.457 9 ...a young girl, understanding that
[Thoreau] was to lecture
at the Lyceum, sharply asked him, Whether his lecture would be a nice,
lyceums, n. (2)
YA 1.388 9 I find no expression...in our lyceums or
churches...of a high
Wth 6.99 5 If properties of this kind [works of art]
were owned by states, towns and lyceums, they would draw the bonds of
Lyceums, n. (1)
ET2 5.25 5 The occasion of my second visit to England
was an invitation
from some Mechanics' Institutes in Lancashire and Yorkshire, which
separately are organized much in the same way as our New England
Lycidas [John Milton], n. (1)
PLT 12.52 19 ...to arrange general reflections in their
natural order, so that
I shall have one homogeneous piece,-a Lycidas, an Allegro...this
continuity is for the great.
Lycurgus, n. (4)
SwM 4.124 2 ...this mystic [Swedenborg] is awful to
himself would bow.
Boks 7.199 23 Plutarch cannot be spared from the
smallest library; first
because he is so readable, which is much; then that he is medicinal and
invigorating. The lives of Cimon, Lycurgus...are what history has of
Plu 10.297 19 [Plutarch] is...not a lawgiver, like
Lycurgus or Solon;...
JBS 11.281 24 ...the arch-abolitionist...is Love, whose
other name is
Justice, which was before Alfred, before Lycurgus, before slavery, and
be after it.
Lydgate, John, n. (1)
ShP 4.197 23 Chaucer, it seems, drew continually,
through Lydgate and
Caxton, from Guido di Colonna...
lyed, adj. (1)
Wth 6.114 8 Pride...can eat potato, purslain, beans,
Lyell, Charles, n. (1)
ET17 5.293 1 Every day in London gave me new
opportunities of meeting
men and women who give splendor to society. I saw...among the men of
science...Faraday, Buckland, Lyell...
lying, adj. (5)
SR 2.72 21 Check this lying hospitality and lying
ET9 5.152 23 Amerigo Vespucci, the pickle-dealer at
this lying world to supplant Columbus...
Comc 8.160 9 ...[the man of the world's] eye wandering
the rule to the crooked, lying, thieving fact, makes the eyes run over
Carl 10.496 1 [Carlyle] says, There is properly no
religion in England. These idle nobles at Tattersall's-there is no work
or word of serious
purpose in them; they have this great lying Church; and life is a
FRep 11.530 23 We have...a great deal of lying vanity.
lying, n. (2)
Tran 1.357 1 ...it is well if [the Transcendentalist]
can keep from lying, injustice, and suicide.
FSLN 11.234 13 If slavery is good, then is lying,
theft, arson, homicide, each and all good...
lying, v. (19)
Exp 3.47 22 ...in this great society wide lying around
us, a critical analysis
would find very few spontaneous actions.
Exp 3.82 22 The man at [Apollo's] feet asks for his
interest in turmoils of
the earth, into which his nature cannot enter. And the Eumenides there
lying express pictorially this disparity.
ET4 5.66 4 The bronze monuments of crusaders lying
cross-legged in the
Temple Church at London...are of the same type as the best youthful
of men now in England;...
ET7 5.118 27 An Englishman...checks himself in
that in the French language one cannot speak without lying.
Bhr 6.189 9 A man inspires affection and honor because
he was not lying
in wait for these.
Wsp 6.221 4 ...cant and lying and the attempt to secure
a good which does
not belong to us, are, once for all, balked and vain.
Bty 6.295 6 In a house that I know, I have noticed a
block of spermaceti
lying about closets and mantelpieces, for twenty years together...
Boks 7.213 4 We must have...some swing and verge for
the creative power
lying coiled and cramped here...
PI 8.12 8 God himself...communicates with us by...dark
objects lying all around us.
PI 8.41 23 ...the poet sees...the shores of matter
lying on the sky...
PC 8.226 14 Curiosity is lying in wait for every
Insp 8.285 3 ...at the right hour/ The lamp brings me
pious light,/ That it, instead of Aurora or Phoebus,/ May enliven my
quiet industry./ But they
left me lying in sleep/ Dull, and not to be enlivened/...
Dem1 10.3 10 This soft enchantress [sleep] visits two
children lying locked
in each other's arms...
LLNE 10.354 6 It argued singular courage, the adoption
system, to even a limited extent, with his books lying before the world
defended by the thin veil of the French language.
HDC 11.54 3 At the instance of [John] Eliot, in 1651,
[the Indians'] desire
was granted by the General Court, and Nashobah, lying near Nagog
Pond... became an Indian town...
AsSu 11.246 3 His erring foe,/ Self-assured that he
prevails,/ Looks from
his victim lying low,/ And sees aloft the red right arm/ Redress the
PLT 12.36 2 [Pan's] habit was to dwell in mountains,
lying on the ground...
WSL 12.337 14 [John Bull] wonders that the Americans
should build with
wood, whilst all this stone is lying in the roadside;...
PPr 12.379 7 [Carlyle's Past and Present] grapples
honestly with the facts
lying before all men...
lymph, n. (1)
MoS 4.177 15 What can I do...against scrofula, lymph,
Lyncaeus, n. (1)
Pt1 3.20 18 ...the eyes of Lyncaeus were said to see
through the earth...
lynch, adj. (1)
FRep 11.528 1 Our institutions, of which the town is the
educational... ... The result appears...in the voice of the public even
irregular and vicious,-the voice of mobs, the voice of lynch law...
Lynch law, n. (1)
Pow 6.63 26 This power [in American politics]...is not
clothed in satin. 'T is the power of Lynch law...
lynched, v. (1)
ET9 5.152 10 When Julian came, A. D. 361, George [of
dragged to prison; the prison was burst open by the mob and George was
lynch-law, n. (1)
Pol1 3.212 9 Lynch-law prevails only where there is
greater hardihood and
self-subsistency in the leaders.
Lynn, Massachusetts, n. (2)
Pt1 3.16 18 In the political processions, Lowell goes in
a loom, and Lynn in
F 6.42 26 We know in Massachusetts...who built Lynn...
lynx, n. (1)
Civ 7.17 15 ...The lynx, the rattlesnake, the flood, the
fire:/ All the fierce
enemies, ague, hunger, cold,/ This thin spruce roof, this clayed log
wall,/ This wild plantation will suffice to chase./
lyre, n. (1)
PPo 8.253 1 This morning heard I how the lyre of the
stars resounded,/ Sweeter tones have we heard from Hafiz!/
lyric, adj. (15)
Hist 2.14 23 We have the same national mind expressed
for us again in [Greek] literature, in epic and lyric poems...
Prd1 2.221 21 ...it would be hardly honest in me not to
balance these fine
lyric words of Love and Friendship with words of coarser sound...
Prd1 2.231 3 ...the boldest lyric inspiration should
not chide and insult...
Art1 2.365 18 Life may be lyric or epic...
Pt1 3.29 1 Milton says that the lyric poet may drink
wine and live
PPh 4.43 8 Plato...(though I doubt he wanted the
decisive gift of lyric
expression), mainly is not a poet because he chose to use the poetic
an ulterior purpose.
ShP 4.212 9 With [Shakespeare's] wisdom of life is the
of imaginative and of lyric power.
ShP 4.214 13 [Shakespeare's] lyric power lies in the
genius of the piece.
GoW 4.277 16 [Goethe's works] consist of translations,
criticism, dramas, lyric and every other description of poems, literary
journals and portraits of
Boks 7.200 15 [Plutarch's] memory is like the Isthmian
are stimulated and recruited by lyric verses...
PI 8.40 19 ...[the writer] must be at the top of his
condition. In that
prosperity he is sometimes caught up into a perception...of fairy
machineries and funds of power hitherto utterly unknown to him, whereby
he can...reduce [his visions] into iambic or trochaic, into lyric or
PI 8.49 19 A right ode (however nearly it may adopt
conventional metre, as
the...one of the fixed lyric metres) will by any sprightliness be at
out of conventionality...
Thor 10.474 22 [Thoreau's] poetry might be bad or good;
he no doubt
wanted a lyric facility and technical skill...
Thor 10.475 20 ...if [Thoreau] want lyric fineness and
technical merits [in
his poetry]...he never lacks the causal thought...
ACri 12.296 27 [Herrick] has, and knows that he has...a
perfect, plain style, from which he can soar to a fine, lyric delicacy,
or descend to coarsest
sarcasm, without losing his firm footing.
lyric, n. (3)
WD 7.182 13 The masters of English lyric wrote their
songs [for joy].
QO 8.195 27 ...Hallam...distinguishes a lyric of
Edwards or Vaux, and
straightway it commends itself to us...
Edc1 10.143 3 Do not spare to put novels into the hands
of young people as
an occasional holiday and experiment; but, above all, good poetry in
kinds, epic, tragedy, lyric.
lyrical, adj. (5)
OS 2.270 2 Only [the soul] can inspire whom it will, and
speech shall be lyrical, and sweet, and universal as the rising of the
Art1 2.366 26 As soon as beauty is sought...for
pleasure, it degrades the
seeker. High beauty is no longer attainable by him...in sound, or in
PI 8.53 27 Outside of the nursery the beginning of
literature is the prayers
of a people...the mind allowing itself range, and therewith is ever a
corresponding freedom in the style, which becomes lyrical.
Insp 8.271 20 Every real step is by what a poet called
Insp 8.271 21 Every real step is...by lyrical
lyrics, n. (2)
Pt1 3.9 4 I took part in a conversation the other day
concerning a recent
writer of lyrics...
MLit 12.311 24 Our presses groan every year with new
editions of all the
select pieces of the first of mankind...opinions, epics, lyrics...
lyrist, n. (3)
Pt1 3.9 9 ...the question arose whether [a recent writer
of lyrics] was not
only a lyrist but a poet...
Milt1 12.263 9 [Milton] tells us...that the lyrist may
indulge in wine and in
a freer life;...
EurB 12.372 3 It is long since we have had as good a
Lysias, n. (1)
MoL 10.256 21 ...this big-mouthed talker, among his
Leipzig editions of Lysias, had lost his knowledge.
Lysis, n. (3)
Int 2.342 26 When Socrates speaks, Lysis and Menexenus
are afflicted by
no shame that they do not speak.
Plu 10.304 24 ...asking Epaminondas about the manner of
Lysis's burial, I
found that Lysis had taught him as far as the incommunicable mysteries
Plu 10.304 26 ...asking Epaminondas about the manner of
Lysis's burial, I
found that Lysis had taught him as far as the incommunicable mysteries
our sect, and that the same Daemon that waited on Lysis, presided over
Lysis's, n. (1)
Plu 10.304 23 Early this morning, asking Epaminondas
about the manner
of Lysis's burial, I found that Lysis had taught him as far as the
incommunicable mysteries of our sect...
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