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Page 331 - O'er other creatures : yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems And in herself complete, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best : All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded ; wisdom in discourse with her Loses discountenanced, and like folly shows...
Page 185 - ... that for ever droop and rise over the green banks and mounds sweeping down in scented undulation, steep to the blue water, studded here and there with new-mown heaps, filling all the air with fainter sweetness — look up towards the higher hills, where the waves of everlasting green roll silently into their long inlets among the shadows of the pines ; and we may perhaps at last know the meaning of those quiet words of the 147th Psalm, ' He maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
Page 194 - So every spirit, as it is most pure, And hath in it the more of heavenly light, So it the fairer body doth procure To habit in, and it more fairly dight, With cheerful grace and amiable sight. For, of the soul, the body form doth take, For soul is form, and doth the body make.
Page 185 - ... to be trodden on, and fed upon. Its cheerfulness, in that it seems to exult under all kinds of violence and suffering. You roll it, and it is stronger the next day ; you mow it, and it multiplies its shoots, as if it were grateful ; you tread upon it, and it only sends up richer perfume. Spring comes, and it rejoices with all the earth, — glowing with variegated flame of flowers, — waving in soft depth of fruitful strength. "Winter comes, and though it will not mock its fellow plants by growing...
Page 230 - So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property, that it will not authorise the least violation of it ; no, not even for the general good of the whole community.
Page 322 - Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, and said, Where have ye laid him ? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
Page 299 - As for any defects which others may pretend to discover in you, I do faithfully declare I was never able to perceive them; and doubt not but...
Page 31 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are the called according to his purpose.
Page 185 - There are also several lessons symbolically connected with this subject, which we must not allow to escape us. Observe, the peculiar characters of the grass, which adapt it especially for the service of man, are its apparent humility and cheerfulness.
Page 276 - For if the world will be deceiv'd, it must. In truth and justice thou hast no delight, Virtue thou dost not know by sight; But, as the chymist by his skill From dross and dregs a spirit can distil, So from the prisons, or the stews, Bullies, blasphemers, cheats or Jews Shall turn to heroes, if they serve thy views. Thou dost but make a ladder of the mob, Whereby to...

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