London Society, Volumen52

James Hogg, Florence Marryat
William Clowes and Sons, 1887

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Página 537 - Come, labour, when the worn-out frame requires Perpetual sabbath ; come, disease and want ; And sad exclusion through decay of sense ; But leave me unabated trust in thee, And let thy favour, to the end of life, Inspire me with ability to seek Repose and hope among eternal things — Father of heaven and earth ! and I am rich, And will possess my portion in content ! "And what are things eternal? powers depart...
Página 542 - And thus, in full, there are four classes : the men who feel nothing, and therefore see truly ; the men who feel strongly, think weakly, and see untruly (second order of poets) ; the men who feel strongly, think strongly, and see truly (first order of poets) ; and the men who, strong as human creatures can be, are yet submitted to influences stronger than they, and see in a sort untruly, because what they see is inconceivably above them. This last is the usual condition of prophetic inspiration.
Página 537 - But, above all, the victory is most sure For Him, who, seeking faith by virtue, strives To yield entire submission to the law Of Conscience; Conscience reverenced and obeyed, As God's most intimate Presence in the soul, And his most perfect Image in the world.
Página 539 - And thus great art is nothing else than the type of strong and noble life; for, as the ignoble person, in his dealings with all that occurs in the world about him, first sees nothing clearly, — looks nothing fairly in the face, and then allows himself to be swept away by the trampling torrent, and unescapable force, of the things that he would not foresee, and could not understand: so the noble person...
Página 547 - Therefore it is that all the power of nature depends on subjection to the human soul. Man is the sun of the world; more than the real sun. The fire of his wonderful heart is the only light and heat worth gauge or measure. Where he is, are the tropics ; where he is not, the ice-world.
Página 537 - Cannot forget thee here ; where thou hast built, For thy own glory, in the wilderness ! Me didst thou constitute a priest of thine, In such a temple as we now behold Reared for thy presence : therefore, am I bound To worship, here, and every where...
Página 539 - Utilitarians, who would turn, if they had their way, themselves and their race into vegetables; men who think, as far as such can be said to think, that the meat is more than the life, and the raiment than the body ; who look to the earth as a stable, and to its fruit as fodder ; vine-dressers and husbandmen, who love the corn they grind, and the grapes they crush, better than the gardens of the angels upon the slopes of Eden...
Página 547 - But this poor miserable Me! Is this, then, all the book I have got to read about God in?" Yes, truly so. No other book, nor fragment of book, than that, will you ever find; — no velvetbound missal, nor frankincensed manuscript; — nothing hieroglyphic nor cuneiform; papyrus and pyramid are alike silent on this matter; — nothing in the clouds above, nor in the earth beneath.
Página 547 - Once read thy own breast right, And thou hast done with fears! Man gets no other light, Search he a thousand years. Sink in thyself! there ask what ails thee, at that shrine!
Página 544 - I have already described. Every household will have its library, given it from the fund, and consisting of a fixed number of volumes, — some constant, the others chosen by each family out of a list of permitted books, from which they afterwards may increase their library if they choose. The formation of this library for choice, by a republication of classical authors in standard forms, has long been a main object with me. No newspapers, nor any books but those named in the annually renewed lists,...

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