James Lowell

1819 - 1891

A Quote by James Russell Lowell on judgment and memory

True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on children, heaven, lies, and rest

This child is not mine as the first was; I cannot sing it to rest; I cannot lift it up fatherly, And bless it upon my breast. Yet it lies in my little one's cradle, And sits in my little one's chair, And the light of the heaven she 's gone to Transfigures its golden hair.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Changeling.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on memory and perception

He gives us the very quintessence of perception,-the clearly crystalized precipitation of all that is most precious in the ferment of impression after the impertinent and obtrusive particulars have evaporated from the memory.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Coleridge.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on past

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Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Cathedral.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on day, heart, life, time, and world

One day with life and heart Is more than time enough to find a world.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Columbus.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on death, departure, fate, friendship, journeys, life, and nature

But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet Lessen like sound of friends' departing feet; And Death is beautiful as feet of friend Coming with welcome at our journey's end. For me Fate gave, whate'er she else denied, A nature sloping to the southern side; I thank her for it, though when clouds arise Such natures double-darken gloomy skies.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on work and world

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No man is born into the world whose work Is not born with him. There is always work, And tools to work withal, for those who will; And blessed are the horny hands of toil.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: A Glance behind the Curtain.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on citizenship, men, and nature

Before Man made us citizens, great Nature made us men.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: On the Capture of Fugitive Slaves near Washington.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on merit

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Of my merit On thet pint you yourself may jedge; All is, I never drink no sperit, Nor I haint never signed no pledge.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. vii.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on deed

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Moliere Not a deed would he do, Not a word would he utter, Till he's weighed its relation To plain bread and butter.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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