"O father! O father! now, now, keep your hold, The Erl-King has seized me--his grasp is so cold!...
Sore trembled the father; he spurr'd thro' the wild, Clasping close to his bosom his shuddering child; He reaches his dwelling in doubt and in dread, But, clasp'd to his bosom, the infant was dead.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
These are not the artificial forests of an English king,--a royal preserve merely. Here prevail no forest laws but those of nature.... The aborigines have never been dispossessed, nor nature disforested.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
The supreme, the merciless, the destroyer of opposition, the exalted King, the shepherd, the protector of the quarters of the worl...d, the King the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced mighty and merciless Kings from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same to acknowledge one supremacy.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
The apparent rulers of the English nation are like the imposing personages of a splendid procession: it is by them the mob are inf...luenced; it is they whom the spectators cheer. The real rulers are secreted in second-rate carriages; no one cares for them or asks after them, but they are obeyed implicitly and unconsciously by reason of the splendour of those who eclipsed and preceded them.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »