Biography of J.S. Buckminster, S.C. Thacher and J.E. Abbot

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L.C. Bowles, 1833 - 176 páginas
 

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Página 174 - E'en while with us thy footsteps trod, His seal was on thy brow. Dust to its narrow house beneath ! Soul to its place on high ! They that have seen thy look in death, No more may fear to die.
Página 164 - Now, Spring returns : but not to me returns The vernal joy my better years have known ; Dim in my breast life's dying taper burns, And all the joys of life with health are flown.
Página 92 - ... long loved ; they cannot read, as in a book, the mute language of his face ; they have not learned to wait upon his habits, and anticipate his wants, and he has not learned to communicate, without hesitation, all his wishes, impressions, and thoughts, to them. He feels that he is a stranger ; and a more desolate feeling than that could not visit his soul. — How much is expressed by that form of oriental benediction, May you die among your kindred...
Página 130 - How can we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth.
Página 21 - The former channel of a large stream is choked up, and its course altered ; and as the outlets and passage of large bodies of water must be affected by the filling up of such a portion of the lake, the...
Página 92 - ... the low whispers of anxious affection; that the very icicles clinging to his own eaves, and the snow beating against his own windows, would be far more pleasant to his eyes, than the bloom and verdure which only more forcibly remind him how far he is from that one spot which is dearer to him than the world beside. He may, indeed, find estimable friends, who will do all in their power to promote his comfort and assuage his pains ; but they cannot supply the place of the long known and...
Página 25 - It was about a week after the fall of the mountain, that our route through Switzerland led us to visit this scene of desolation ; and never can I forget the succession of melancholy views, which presented themselves to our curiosity. In our way to it, we landed at Art, a town situated at the southern extremity of the lake of Zug ; and we skirted along the western boundary of the ruins, by the side of Mount Rigi, towards the lake of Lowertz.
Página 114 - ... enkindled the feeble and dying flame within me. I suppose that every person, when restored from sickness, flatters himself that the feelings of piety, which deliverance awakens, will not decay. God grant that mine may be as permanent and influential as they ought to be ! " In another letter he speaks of his attendance on public worship, which he was just able to renew. " I could not help my mind from wandering much away, and being filled with recollections of the past years of my own life ; for...
Página 27 - Ruffiberg, from whose bare side had rushed the destroyer of all this life and beauty. On his right was the lake of Lowertz, partly filled with the earth of the mountain. On the banks of this lake was all that remained of the town of Lowertz. Its church was demolished, but the tower yet stood, and the ruins shattered but not thrown down.
Página 91 - It is a sad thing to feel that we must die away from our own home. Tell not the invalid who is yearning after his distant country, that the atmosphere around him is soft, that the gales are filled with balm, and the flowers are springing from the green earth ; — he knows that the softest air to his heart would be the air which hangs over his native land ; that more...

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