The Course of Time: A Poem, in Ten Books

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Crocker and Brewster, 1828 - Всего страниц: 247
 

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Стр. 22 - Most 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 ! only star which rose on Time, And, on its dark and troubled billows, still, As generation, drifting swiftly by, Succeeded generation, threw a ray Of heaven's own light, and to the hills of God, The eternal hills, pointed the sinner's eye.
Стр. 90 - Nature, wooed, embraced, enjoyed, Fell from his arms, abhorred ; his passions died, Died, all but dreary, solitary Pride; And all his sympathies in being died. As some ill-guided bark, well built and tall, Which angry tides cast out on desert shore, And then, retiring, left it there to rot And moulder in the winds and rains of heaven...
Стр. 87 - Take one example, to our purpose quite : A man of rank, and of capacious soul, Who riches had, and fame, beyond desire ; An heir of flattery, to titles born, And reputation, and luxurious life. Yet, not content with ancestorial name, Or to be known because his fathers were, He on this height hereditary stood, And, gazing higher, purposed in his heart To take another step.
Стр. viii - So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel. And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions ? if the Lord be God, follow him : but if Baal then follow him.
Стр. 184 - He was a man Who stole the livery of the court of heaven, To serve the devil in...
Стр. 142 - ... sanctified, and saved our souls; And gave us robes of linen pure, and crowns Of life, and made us kings and priests to God.
Стр. 64 - His interest in life, In being, ceased ; and now he seemed to feel, And shuddered as he felt, his powers of mind Decaying in the spring-time of his day. The vigorous weak became ; the clear, obscure ; Memory gave up her charge ; decision reeled ; And from her flight Fancy returned, returned Because she found no nourishment abroad. The blue heavens withered ; and the moon and sun, And all the stars, and the green earth, and morn And evening withered ; and the eyes, and smiles, And faces of all men...
Стр. 140 - Harps of Eternity ! begin the song, Redeemed and angel harps ! begin to God, Begin the anthem ever sweet and new, While I extol Him, holy, just, and good. Life, beauty, light, intelligence, and love Eternal, uncreated, infinite ! Unsearchable Jehovah ! God of truth, Maker, upholder, governor of all ! Thyself unmade, ungoverned, unupheld...
Стр. 104 - Tire breadth of Ocean, sleeping on his waves ; Sounds, sights, smells, tastes, the heaven and earth, profuse In endless sweets, above all praise of song : For not to use alone did Providence Abound ; but large example gave to man Of grace, and ornament, and splendour rich, Suited abundantly to every taste...
Стр. 181 - Some withered stalks she gathered in the spring. When any asked the cause, she smiled and said, They were her sisters, and would come and watch Her grave when she was dead. She never spoke Of her deceiver, father, mother, home, Or child, or heaven, or hell, or God ; but still In lonely places walked, and ever gazed Upon the withered stalks, and talked to them ; Till wasted to the shadow of her youth, With woe too wide to see beyond, she died — Not unatoned for by imputed blood, Nor by the Spirit,...

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