Literature, Ancient and Modern: With Specimens

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Bradbury, Soden & Company, 1845 - 336 pagina's
 

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Pagina 240 - Thou art! — directing, guiding all— Thou art! Direct my understanding, then, to Thee; Control my spirit, guide my wandering heart; Though but an atom midst immensity, Still I am something, fashioned by Thy hand ! I hold a middle rank 'twixt heaven and earth — On the last verge of mortal being stand, Close to the realms where angels have their birth, Just on the boundaries of the spirit-land! The chain of being is complete in me — In me is matter's last gradation lost, And the next step is...
Pagina 238 - In its sublime research, philosophy May measure out the ocean deep — may count The sands or the sun's rays — but God! for Thee There is no weight nor measure ; — none can mount Up to Thy mysteries. Reason's brightest spark, Though kindled by Thy light, in vain would try To trace Thy counsels, infinite and dark; And thought is lost ere thought can soar so high — E'en like past moments in eternity.
Pagina 61 - And woes, of which so large a part was thine! To bear the victor's hard commands, or bring The weight of waters from Hyperia's spring. There while you groan beneath the load of life, They cry, 'Behold the mighty Hector's wife!
Pagina 102 - Look round the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it pursue.
Pagina 240 - The chain of being is complete in me ; In me is matter's last gradation lost, And the next step is spirit — Deity ! I can command the lightning, and am dust ! A monarch, and a slave...
Pagina 42 - Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi, which constitute the Hebrew canon or the Old Testament.
Pagina 252 - Hoarse he bays with hideous din, Eyes that glow, and fangs that grin ; And long pursues with fruitless yell, The father of the powerful spell.
Pagina 152 - Go boldly forth, my simple lay, Whose accents flow with artless ease, Like orient pearls at random strung : Thy notes are sweet, the damsels say ; But oh ! far sweeter, if they please The nymph for whom these notes are sung!
Pagina 238 - O, Thou eternal One, whose presence bright All space doth occupy, all motion guide, Unchanged through Time's all-devastating flight— Thou only God! There is no God beside! Being above all beings! Mighty One, Whom none can comprehend, and none explore, Who fill'st existence with thyself alone; Embracing all, supporting, ruling o'er, Being whom we call God, and know no more.
Pagina 60 - Too daring prince! ah, whither dost thou run? Ah, too forgetful of thy wife and son! And think'st thou not how wretched we shall be, A widow I, a helpless orphan he? For sure such courage length of life denies, And thou must fall, thy virtue's sacrifice.

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