The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 11 à 12
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Expressions et termes fréquents
able actions affection appear beautiful believe body called carried character consider consideration conversation creatures death desire endeavour excellent eyes face fall fortune give greater greatest hand happy head hear heard heart honour hope human husband imagine infinite Italy kind lady late learned leave letter light live look manner married matter means ment mention mind nature never objects obliged observed occasion opinion particular pass passion person pleased pleasure present proper raised reader reason received relation rest seems sense sent servant short side soul speak SPECTATOR sure taken talk tell thing thou thought thousand tion told took town truth turn virtue whole woman writing young
Page 226 - It must be so ; Plato, thou reasonest well; Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality? Or whence this secret dread and inward horror Of falling into nought? Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction? 'Tis the Divinity that stirs within us ; 'Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man.
Page 13 - To daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, Within doors, or without, still as a fool, In power of others, never in my own; Scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half. O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day! O first created beam, and thou great Word, Let there be light, and light was over all; Why am I thus bereaved Thy prime decree?
Page 13 - I HAVE SET THE LoRD ALWAYS BEFORE ME : Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Page 86 - These see the works of the Lord, And his wonders in the deep. For he commandeth and raiseth the stormy wind, Which lifteth up the waves thereof.
Page 305 - But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of?
Page 13 - I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth : my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life : in thy presence is fulness of joy ; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Page 204 - KNOWING that you was my old master's good friend, I could not forbear sending you the melancholy news of his death, which has afflicted the whole country, as well as his poor servants, who loved him, I may say, better than we did our lives. I am afraid he caught his death the last county...
Page 84 - Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield; but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
Page 106 - God's existence, by telling us that he comprehends infinite duration in every moment : that eternity is with him...