Fragments of Prose & Poetry

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1904 - 210 pages

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Page 10 - Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. For he maketh sore, and bindeth up : he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
Page 95 - ... nor was perplexed nor dejected, nor did he ever laugh to disguise his vexation, nor, on the other hand, was he ever passionate or suspicious. He was accustomed to do acts of beneficence and was ready to forgive, and was free from all falsehood; and he presented the appearance of a man who could not be diverted from right rather than of a man who had been unproved. I observed, too, that no man could ever think that he was despised by Maximus, or ever venture to think himself a better man.
Page 89 - is the most important work which is being done in the world — by far the most important.
Page 54 - T^HE King shall rejoice in thy strength, O LORD ; exceeding glad shall he be of thy salvation. 2 Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not denied him the request of his lips.
Page 99 - I asked him, almost with trembling, whether he thought that when Tradition, Intuition, Metaphysic, had failed to solve the riddle of the Universe, there was still a chance that from any actual observable phenomena — ghosts, spirits, whatsoever there might be — some valid knowledge might be drawn as to a World Unseen. Already, it seemed, he had thought that this was possible; steadily, though in no sanguine fashion, he indicated some last grounds of hope; and from that night onwards I resolved...
Page 31 - deep for tears " when all Is reft at once, when some surpassing Spirit, Whose light adorned the world around it, leaves Those who remain behind, not sobs or groans, The passionate tumult of a clinging hope; But pale despair and cold tranquillity, Nature's vast frame, the web of human things, Birth and the grave, that are not as they were.
Page 112 - For one fair Vision ever fled Down the waste waters day and night, And still we follow'd where she led, In hope to gain upon her flight. Her face was evermore unseen, And fixt upon the far sea-line ; But each man murmur'd, " O my Queen, I follow till I make thee mine.
Page 13 - Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Page 30 - So that he forsook the tabernacle in Silo : even the tent that he had pitched among men. 62 He delivered their power into captivity : and their beauty into the enemy's hand. 63 He gave his people over also unto the sword : and was wroth with his inheritance.
Page 170 - IMMORTALITY So when the old delight is born anew, And God re-animates the early bliss, Seems it not all as one first trembling kiss Ere soul knew soul with whom she has to do? O nights how desolate, O days how few, O death in life, if life be this, be this ! O weigh'd alone as one shall win or miss The faint eternity which shines therethro...

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