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Seite 214 - Stern Lawgiver! yet thou dost wear The Godhead's most benignant grace; Nor know we anything so fair As is the smile upon thy face: Flowers laugh before thee on their beds And fragrance in thy footing treads; Thou dost preserve the stars from wrong; And the most ancient heavens, through thee, Are fresh and strong.
Seite 51 - But a glance on the great picture of life will show, that the duties of self-denial, and the sacrifice of passion to principle, are seldom thus remunerated ; and that the internal consciousness of their high-minded discharge of duty produces on their own reflections a more adequate recompense, in the form of that peace which the world cannot give Or take away.
Seite 214 - It were a wantonness, and would demand Severe reproof, if we were men whose hearts Could hold vain dalliance with the misery Even of the dead ; contented thence to draw A momentary pleasure, never marked By reason, barren of all future good.
Seite 345 - lieneath this starry arch, Nought resteth or is still ; But all things hold their march As if by one great will. Moves one, move all ; Hark to the foot-fall ! On, on, for ever.
Seite 60 - JESUS; that these two persons had only one aspect ; that the union between the SON of GOD and the SON of man was formed in the moment of the Virgin's conception, and was never to be dissolved ; that it was not, however...
Seite 346 - By night, like stars on high, The hours reveal their train ; They whisper, and go by ; I never watch in vain : Moves one, move all : Hark to the footfall ! On, on, for ever...
Seite 265 - We can never get beyond the necessity of keeping in full view the worst and the best that can be made of our lot. The worst is either to sink under the trial or to be made callous by it. The best is to be as wise as possible under a great disability, and as happy as possible under a great privation.
Seite 341 - LORD Jesus, come ; for here Our path through wilds is laid ; We watch as for the dayspring near, Amid the breaking shade. 2 Lord Jesus, come ; for hosts Meet on the battle plain ; The patriot mourns, the tyrant boasts, And tears are shed like rain. 3 Lord Jesus, come ; for still Vice shouts her maniac mirth ; The famished crave in vain their fill, While teems the fruitful earth.
Seite 170 - ... affections till they are shed abroad in all their plenitude, the purposes of their creation become fulfilled. They were to life like a sleeping ocean to a bright but barren and silent shore. When the breeze from afar awakened it, new lights began to gleam, and echoes to be heard; rich and unthought-of treasures were cast up from the depths; the barriers of individuality were broken down; and from henceforth, they who choose may "hear the mighty waters rolling evermore.
Seite 346 - Day thoughts feed nightly dreams ; And sorrow tracketh wrong, As echo follows song. On, on, for ever. " By night, like stars on high, The hours reveal their train ; They whisper and go by ; I never watch in vain. Moves one, move all; Hark to the foot-fall ! On, on, for ever.