The Course of Time: A Poem. With an Enlarged Index, a Memoir of the Author, and an Analysis Prefixed to Each Book

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Leavitt & Company, 1849 - Всего страниц: 253

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Стр. 179 - Harp, lift thy voice on high! shout, angels, shout'? And loudest, ye redeemed! glory to God, And to the Lamb all glory and all praise, All glory and all praise, at morn and even, That come and go eternally, and find Us happy still, and thee for ever blest!
Стр. 135 - Winds slept soundly. Nature seemed, In silent contemplation, to adore Its Maker. Now and then, the aged leaf Fell from its fellows, rustling to the ground ; And, as it fell, bade man think on his end. On vale and lake, on wood and mountain high, With pensive wing outspread, sat heavenly Thought, Conversing with itself.
Стр. 56 - The subject, God and man, salvation, life And death— eternal life, eternal death — Dread words ! whose meaning has no end, no boundsMost wondrous book! bright candle of the Lord! Star of eternity ! the only star By which the bark of man could navigate The sea of life, and gain the coast of bliss Securely...
Стр. 99 - Wished to forget his harp ; then ceased to wish. That was his last. Enjoyment now was done. He had no hope, no wish, and scarce a fear. Of being sensible, and sensible , Of loss, he as some atom seemed, which God Had made superfluously, and needed not To build creation with ; but back again To nothing threw, and left it in the void, With everlasting sense that once it was.
Стр. 223 - He was a man Who stole the livery of the court of heaven, To serve the devil in...
Стр. 90 - The Seasons came and went, and went and came, To teach men gratitude ; and as they passed, Gave warning of the lapse of Time, that else Had stolen unheeded by. The gentle Flowers, Retired, and, stooping o'er the wilderness, Talked of humility, and peace, and love. The Dews came down unseen at evening-tide, And silently their bounties shed, to teach Mankind unostentatious charity.
Стр. 80 - ... seen him bending o'er his heaps, And holding strange communion with his gold ; And as his thievish fancy seemed to hear The night-man's foot approach, starting alarmed, And in his old, decrepit, withered hand, That palsy shook, grasping the yellow earth To make it sure. Of all God made upright, And in their nostrils breathed a living soul, Most fallen, most prone, most earthy, most debased; Of all that sold Eternity for Time, None bargained on so easy terms with Death. Illustrious fool ! nay,...
Стр. 123 - And oped new fountains in the human heart. Where Fancy halted, weary in her flight, In other men, his, fresh as morning, rose, And soared untrodden heights, and seemed at home Where angels bashful looked.
Стр. 124 - He tossed about, as tempest-withered leaves ; Then, smiling, looked upon the wreck he made. With terror now he froze the cowering blood, And now dissolved the heart in tenderness ; Yet would not tremble, would not weep himself ; But back into his soul retired, alone, Dark, sullen, proud, gazing contemptuously On hearts and passions prostrate at his feet. So Ocean, from the plains his waves had...
Стр. 79 - As dust dug from the bowels of the earth, Which, being cast into the fire, came out A shining thing that fools admired, and called A god ; and in devout and humble plight Before it kneeled, the greater to the less ; And on its altar sacrificed ease, peace, Truth, faith, integrity ; good conscience, friends, Love, charity, benevolence, and all The sweet and tender sympathies of life...

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