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Advocate Steam Print, 1887 - 148 pagina's

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Pagina 31 - And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days ; Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays: Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur or see it glisten; Every clod feels a stir of might, An instinct within it that reaches and towers, And, groping blindly above it for light, Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers...
Pagina 87 - For thou writest bitter things against me, And makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.
Pagina 69 - Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glistering foil Set off to the world, nor in broad rumour lies, But lives and spreads aloft by those pure eyes And perfect witness of all-judging Jove ; As he pronounces lastly on each deed, Of so much fame in heaven expect thy meed.
Pagina 133 - It is the little rift within the lute, That by and by will make the music mute, And ever widening slowly silence all.
Pagina 99 - These sayings are true at all times, and equally true that " a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
Pagina 44 - And though many thousand people were thus collected together, no sound was to be heard, not even a " hush," until the arrival of the children, who sang hymns with so much sweetness that heaven seemed to have opened. Thus they waited three or four hours till the Padre entered the pulpit. And the attention of so great a mass of people, all with eyes and ears intent upon the preacher, was wonderful ; they listened so, that when the sermon reached its end it seemed to them that it had scarcely begun.
Pagina 68 - Corsini, from the designs of Alessandro Galilei (1729). Nothing can surpass the magnificence of this very beautiful structure: the richest marbles, the most elaborate ornaments and gilding, columns of precious marbles, bas-reliefs, and even gems, have been lavished on its decorations with a profusion quite without a parallel in any other private chapel in Rome, except the Borghese in Sta. Maria Maggiore. Notwithstanding this excess of ornament the whole has been controlled and subdued by a correct...
Pagina 19 - It is believed to have been built by the Roman consul, C. Sextius (120 BC), on account of the mineral springs in the neighbourhood, and thence called AquiB Sextiaj.
Pagina 105 - And watch'd them in their sullen trade, Had seen the mice by moonlight play, And why should I feel less than they ? We were all inmates of one place, And I, the monarch of each race, Had power to kill — yet, strange to tell ! In quiet we had learn'd to dwell. My very chains and I grew friends, So much a long communion tends To make us what we are ; — even I Regain'd my freedom with a sigh.

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