Knocking at my heart's window-pane at night,
Gazing on me, that speaks "We were" and goes,--
Oh, withered words, once fragrant as the rose!
Pinings of youth that might not understand!
For which I pined,
Which I deemed changed with me, kin of my kind:
But they grew old, and thus were doomed and banned:
None but new kith are native of my land!
Midday of life! My second youth's delight!
My summer's park!
Unrestful joy to long, to lurk, to hark!
I peer for friends!--am ready day and night,
For my new friends. Come! Come! The time is right!
This song is done,--the sweet sad cry of rue
Sang out its end;
A wizard wrought it, he the timely friend,
The midday-friend,--no, do not ask me who;
At midday 'twas, when one became as two.
We keep our Feast of Feasts, sure of our bourne,
Part I.Page 10
APPLAUSE ITSELF AS THE CONTINUATION OF THE PLAY.Page 35
' So have it your own way, and.Page 67
THE WANDERER IN THE MOUNTAINS TO HIMSELF.Page 81
For that is the strongest emotion that a nation can procure for itself.Page 91
I rejoice in the gleam of their eyes when they recognise and discover, they who never weary of recognising and discovering.Page 93
Priests and teachers, and the sublime ambition of all idealists, coarser and subtler, din it even into the child's ears that the means of serving mankind at large depend upon altogether different _things_--upon the salvation of the soul, the service of the State, the advancement of science, or even upon social position and property; whereas the needs of the individual, his requirements great and small during the twenty-four hours of the day, are quite paltry or indifferent.Page 107
In the social class system this envy demands that no one shall have merits above his station, that his prosperity shall be on a level with his position, and especially that his self-consciousness shall not outgrow the limits of his rank.Page 121
A HOLY LIE.Page 122
--It is possible to unhinge worldly justice with the doctrine of the complete non-responsibility and innocence of every man.Page 130
" If they are prevented from building at their own nest, they perish like shelterless birds.Page 145
Then there are moments as in the lives of the great maritime discoverers--knowledge, presentiment, and power raise each other higher and higher, until a new shore first dawns upon the eye in the far distance.Page 150
and thus finally the great common fruit-tree of the world.Page 159
Then only Virtue found again the power of speech.Page 165
But the field on which he grazes is too small: he crops it so close that in the end he has to look for single stalks.Page 170
THE AGE OF CYCLOPEAN BUILDING.Page 177
would have to be thrown into the scale, and this is impossible.