About in the World: Essays

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1880 - 312 pages
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Page 97 - Happy the man, who sees a God employed In all the good and ill, that chequer life! Resolving all events, with their effects And manifold results, into the will And arbitration wise of the Supreme.
Page 5 - Mated with a squalid savage — what to me were sun or clime? I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time — I that rather held it better men should perish one by one, Than that earth should stand at gaze like Joshua's moon in Ajalon ! Not in vain the distance beacons. Forward, forward let us range, Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change. Thro...
Page 242 - Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
Page 210 - Peace sitting under her olive, and slurring the days gone by, When the poor are hovell'd and hustled together, each sex, like swine, When only the ledger lives, and when only not all men lie; Peace in her vineyard— yes!
Page 229 - Evil into the mind of God or man May come and go, so unapproved, and leave No spot or blame behind...
Page 2 - Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting, The soul that rises with us our life's star has had elsewhere its setting And cometh from afar...
Page 254 - Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage* are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the vears of my life been...
Page 10 - Through courts and cities the smooth savage roams Feeling himself, his own low self the whole ; When he by sacred sympathy might make The whole one self! self, that no alien knows! Self, far diffused as Fancy's wing can travel ! Self, spreading still ! Oblivious of its own, Yet all of all possessing...
Page 231 - Dreams are but interludes which fancy makes; When monarch Reason sleeps, this mimic wakes; Compounds a medley of disjointed things, A court of cobblers, and a mob of kings.
Page 271 - I have often noticed this interesting phenomenon ; and have come to the conclusion, if man, or woman either, wishes to realize the full power of personal beauty, it must be by cherishing noble hopes and purposes — by having something to do, and something to live for, which is worthy of humanity — and which, by expanding the capacities of the soul, gives expansion and symmetry to the body which contains it.

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