Browning and the Christian Faith: The Evidences of Christianity from Browning's Point of View

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Macmillan, 1896 - 233 Seiten
 

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CHAP
9
GOD AND
37
III
63
IV
75
V
81
VI
118
VIII
126
IX
154
XI
177
XII
188
XIII
194
XIV
213
XV
223
CONCLUSION
232

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Seite 201 - Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's New Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.
Seite 44 - Tis the weakness in strength, that I cry for! my flesh, that I seek In the Godhead! I seek and I find it. O Saul, it shall be A Face like my face that receives thee; a Man like to me, Thou shalt love and be loved by, for ever: a Hand like this hand Shall throw open the gates of new life to thee! See the Christ stand!
Seite 203 - Except in such a suddenness of fate. I stood at Naples once, a night so dark I could have scarce conjectured there was earth Anywhere, sky or sea or world at all : But the night's black was burst through by a blaze — Thunder struck blow on blow, earth groaned and bore, Through her whole length of mountain visible : There lay the city thick and plain with spires, And, like a ghost disshrouded, white the sea. So may the truth be flashed out by one blow, And Guido see, one instant, and be saved.
Seite 171 - For the loving worm within its clod, Were diviner than a loveless god Amid his worlds, I will dare to say.
Seite 14 - Therefore to whom turn I but to thee, the ineffable Name? Builder and maker, thou, of houses not made with hands! What, have fear of change from thee who art ever the same? Doubt that thy power can fill the heart that thy power expands?
Seite 91 - This world's no blot for us, Nor blank; it means intensely and means good: To find its meaning is my meat and drink.
Seite 106 - My own hope is, a sun will pierce The thickest cloud earth ever stretched ; That, after Last, returns the First, Though a wide compass round be fetched ; That what began best, can't end worst, Nor what God blessed once, prove accurst.
Seite 92 - To have to do with nothing but the true, The good, the eternal — and these, not alone In the main current of the general life, But small experiences of every day, Concerns of the particular hearth and home : To learn not only by a comet's rush But a rose's birth, — not by the grandeur, God — But the comfort, Christ.
Seite 105 - What act proved all its thought had been? What will but felt the fleshly screen? We ride and I see her bosom heave. There's many a crown for who can reach. Ten lines, a statesman's life in each! The flag stuck on a heap of bones, A soldier's doing! what atones? They scratch his name on the Abbey-stones.
Seite 95 - Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestalled in triumph ? Pray " Lead us into no such temptations, Lord...

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