Atheism in Philosophy: And Other Essays

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Roberts brothers, 1884 - 390 pages
 

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Page 310 - Juda's land The dreaded Infant's hand ; The rays of Bethlehem blind his dusky eyn ; Nor all the gods beside Longer dare abide, Not Typhon huge ending in snaky twine : Our Babe, to show His Godhead true, Can in His swaddling bands control the damned crew.
Page 149 - How it the purple flower does slight, Scarce touching where it lies ; But, gazing back upon the skies, Shines with a mournful light, like its own tear, Because so long divided from the sphere. Restless it rolls and unsecure, Trembling lest it grow impure, Till the warm sun pities its pain, And to the skies exhales it back again.
Page 305 - Twere now to be most happy, for I fear My soul hath her content so absolute That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate.
Page 222 - God can, if he pleases, superadd to matter a faculty of thinking, than that he should superadd to it another substance with a faculty of thinking...
Page 109 - Then old age and experience, hand in hand, Lead him to death and make him understand After a search so painful and so long, That all his life he has been in the wrong.
Page 126 - Sun, and sky, and breeze, and solitary walks, and summer holidays, and the greenness of fields, and the delicious juices of meats and fishes, and society, and the cheerful glass, and candle-light, and fireside conversations, and innocent vanities, and jests, and irony itself — do these things go out with life...
Page 182 - Then we shall rest, and we shall see ; we shall see, and we shall love ; we shall love, and we shall praise.
Page 111 - tis not in The harmony of things, — this hard decree, This uneradicable taint of sin, This boundless upas,* this all-blasting tree, Whose root is earth, whose leaves and branches be The skies which rain their plagues on men like dew — Disease, death, bondage — all the woes we see, 1132 And worse, the woes we see not — which throb through The immedicable soul, with heart-aches ever new.
Page 90 - All bodies with which we are acquainted, when raised into the air and quietly abandoned, descend to the earth's surface in lines perpendicular to it. They are therefore urged thereto by a force or effort, which it is but reasonable to regard as the direct or indirect result of a consciousness and a will existing somewhere, though beyond our power to trace, which force we term gravity...
Page 126 - tis her privilege, Through all the years of this our life, to lead From joy to joy...

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