This hard work will always be done by one kind of man; not by scheming speculators, nor by soldiers, nor professors, nor readers o...f Tennyson; but by men of endurance--deep-chested, long- winded, tough, slow and sure, and timely.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
The reluctant obedience of distant provinces generally costs more than it [the territory] is worth. Empires which branch out widel...y are often more flourishing for a little timely pruning.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
How soon hath Time the subtle thief of youth, Stol'n on his wing my three and twentieth year!... My hasting days fly on with full career, By my late spring no bud or blossom shew'th. Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth, That I to manhood am arriv'd so near, And inward ripeness doth much less appear, That some more timely-happy spirits endu'th.
Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow, It shall be still in strictest measure ev'n, To that same lot, however mean, or high, Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heav'n; All is, if I have grace to use it so, As ever in my great Task-Master's eye.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Whoever could properly characterize Goethe's Meister would have actually expressed what is the timely trend in literature. He woul...d be able, as far as literary criticism is concerned, to rest.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »