Wales: and other poems

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J. S. Taylor, 1839 - 170 страници

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Страница 26 - I say, for he yieldeth to the powers of the mind an image of that whereof the philosopher bestoweth but a wordish description: which doth neither strike, pierce, nor possess the sight of the soul so much as that other doth.
Страница 97 - For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
Страница 26 - Certainly, even our Saviour Christ could as well have given the moral commonplaces of uncharitableness and humbleness as the divine narration of Dives and Lazarus ; or of disobedience and mercy, as that heavenly discourse of the lost child and the gracious father ; but that his throughsearching wisdom knew the estate of Dives burning in hell, and of Lazarus in Abraham's bosom, would more constantly, as it were, inhabit both the memory and judgment.
Страница 159 - They were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their deaths they were not divided.
Страница 23 - ... that there is no necessary connection between genius, and an aversion or contempt for any of the common duties of life ; he thought, on the contrary, that to spend some fair portion of every day in any matter-of-fact occupation, is good for the higher faculties themselves in the upshot.
Страница 124 - Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
Страница 51 - The Union unbroken, from Georgia to Maine. Far southward, in that sunny clime, Where bright magnolias bloom, And the orange with the lime tree vies In shedding 'rich perfume, A sound was heard like the ocean's roar, As its surges break on the rocky shore. Was it the voice of the tempest loud, As it felled some lofty tree, Or a sudden flash from a passing storm Of hea ven's.
Страница 170 - The last words of him that are recorded, are worthy the greatness of his soul. When sentence of death was passed upon him, he observed / " that he liked it well, for he should die before his heart was soft, or he had spoken any thing unworthy of himself.
Страница 28 - ... that it is an incentive to philanthropy. There is a certain poetic ground on which a man cannot tread without feelings that enlarge the heart ; the causes of human depravity vanish before the romantic enthusiasm he professes; and many who are not able to reach the Parnassian heights, may yet approach so near as to be bettered by, the air of the climate.
Страница 51 - I SEE that banner proudly wave— Yes, proudly waving yet; Not a stripe is torn from the broad array, Not a single star is set; And the eagle, with unruffled plume, Is soaring aloft in the welkin dome. Not a leaf is...