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Страница 2 - the invocation of dame memory and her siren daughters, but by devout prayer to that eternal spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim, with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases.
Страница 2 - put from beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies. * * * But were it the meanest under-service, if God by his secretary conscience enjoin it, it were sad for me if I should draw back; for me especially, now when all men
Страница 1 - a work,' he says, ' Not to be raised from the heat of youth, or the vapours of wine, like that which flows at waste from the pen of some vulgar amourist, or the trencher fury of a rhyming parasite ; nor to be obtained by
Страница 16 - I. pp. 250, 251. We here learn that a passage in Paradise Lost, which we have admired as poetry, was deemed by Milton sound philosophy. ' O Adam, one Almighty is, from whom All things proceed, and up to him return, If not depraved from good, created all Such to perfection, one first matter all, Indued with various forms, various
Страница 40 - his other parts besides Prone on the flood, extended long and large, Lay floating many a rood, * * * Par. Lost, bi lines 192—196. Forthwith upright he rears from off the pool Driven backward, slope their pointing spires, and roll'd His mighty stature ; on each hand
Страница 7 - A still more remarkable proof, that the sanctification of the sabbath consisted in resting after the example of God, is furnished by Christ, who says, that ' on the sabbath days the priests in the Temple profane the sabbath f.' So essential was rest to the hallowing of
Страница 17 - or nearer tending Each in their several active spheres assign'd, Till body up to spirit work, in bounds Proportion'd to each kind. So from the root Springs lighter the green stalk, from thence the leaves More aery, last the bright consummate flower Spirits odorous breathes ; flow'rs and their fruit, Man's nourishment, by gradual scale sublimed, To vital spirits aspire, to animal, To intellectual:
Страница 39 - wip'd them with her hair ; Two other precious drops that ready stood, Each in their crystal sluice, he ere they fell Kiss'd, as the gracious signs of sweet remorse And pious awe, that fear'd to have offended.
Страница 3 - shall put an end to all earthly tyrannies, proclaiming thy universal and mild monarchy through heaven and earth; where they undoubtedly, that by their labours, counsels, and prayers, have been earnest for the common good of religion and
Страница 1 - recognized as by instinct, and separated from all inferior adjuncts, these essential constituents or attributes of Christian virtue ; and there are passages in which he sets before us their deep and silent workings in the heart, and their beautiful manifestations in the life, with a delicacy, power, and truth, which can hardly be surpassed. We have said that self-crucifixion and love to God are, in