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" Raving politics, never at rest — as this poor earth's pale history runs, — What is it all but a trouble of ants in the gleam of a million million of suns... "
MacMillan's Magazine - Page 57
edited by - 1893
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The Book of Poetry: Collected from the Whole Field of British and ..., Volume 6

Edwin Markham - 1927 - 402 pages
...after many a vanished face, Many a planet by many a sun may roll with the dust of a vanished race. Raving politics, never at rest— as this poor earth's...of ants in the gleam of a million million of suns? Lies upon this side, lies upon that side, truthless violence mourned by the wise, Thousands of voices...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 198

1893 - 866 pages
...politics, would indeed be monstrous. This morality does make its protests from time to time, and tries, aa yet sadly in vain, to force its way into politics....suns ? What is the use of such politics ? Who goes iuto them ? Why should any one go into them ? What are they for ? 1 We seem to be raving when talking...
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The Nineteenth Century and After, Volume 89

1921 - 608 pages
...omitted, and Mill's human being is too much like an automaton, and his mankind are little better than ' a trouble of ants in the gleam of a million million of suns.' Of Bergson, and of Eucken who has already been mentioned, I must venture to say that, widely though...
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Catholic World, Volume 120

1925 - 906 pages
...Whatever has come, or is coming, out of "Victorian" materialism, commercialism, capitalism, and all "The trouble of ants in the gleam of a million million of suns," some things are as clear as they were to the calmer faith-full saints of all ages, and so also to Tennyson—that...
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Modern Theories of the Universe: From Herschel to Hubble

Michael J. Crowe - 1994 - 468 pages
...after many a vanish'd face, Many a planet by many a sun may roll with the dust of a vanish'd race, II Raving politics, never at rest — as this poor earth's...trouble of ants in the gleam of a million million of suns?1 Feodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) From Dostoyevsky's The Possessed (1871), Part Two, Ch. 1, section...
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Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture: Discourse and Ideology

Antony H. Harrison - 1998 - 212 pages
...trivial: Raving politics, never at rest — as this poor (Poems, earth's pale history runs, — 3 : 134) What is it all but a trouble of ants in the gleam of a million million of suns? By contrast, in familiar passages from Maud, the Locksley Hall poems, "The Charge of the Light Brigade,"...
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Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals: Commodities in Context

Kathryn Ledbetter - 2007 - 260 pages
...(November 1885). The now-i'amiliar moody, dark perspective about the world appears, as Tennyson rants about "Raving politics, never at rest — as this...trouble of ants in the gleam of a million million of suns?""2 In the current mood of political cynicism, glory has no meaning, doubt plagues the age, and...
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Different Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fiction Drives Science

M. Brake, N. Hook - 2007 - 274 pages
...was the process of becoming; the question as to what would become of man. In the words of Tennyson 'Earth's pale history runs, What is it all, but a trouble of ants in the gleam of a million million suns?'40 Progress gave way to pessimism. The economic slump of the Great Depression in Britain between...
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Poet Lore, Volume 2

1890 - 700 pages
...after many a vanished face, Many a planet by many a sun may roll with the dust of a vanished race. Raving politics, never at rest, — as this poor earth's...of ants in the gleam of a million million of suns ? Wealth with his wines and his wedded harlots ; honest Poverty bare to the bone ; Opulent Avarice,...
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The Dublin Review, Part 2

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1909 - 524 pages
...after many a vanished face, Many a planet by many a sun may roll with the dust of a vanished race, Raving politics never at rest — as this poor earth's...of ants in the gleam of a million million of suns ? Faith at her zenith, or all but lost in the gloom of doubts that darken the schools, Craft with a...
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