The Sacred History of the World: As Displayed in the Creation and Subsequent Events to the Deluge. Attempted to be Philosophically Considered, as a Series of Letters to a Son, Volume 2
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, Longman, 1835
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action agencies ages ancient animals appear appointed arise Author beautiful became become begin believe body called cause changes character civilized continued course creation Creator cultivated Deity deluge designed desire directed divine earth effect excite existence external fact feelings give globe habits happy human nature ideas important impressions improvement individual inhabitants intellectual intelligent interesting islands Italy kind knowledge land laws less LETTER living mankind material means mentions miles mind moral mountains never notice objects observed occur ocean operation opinions origin ourselves passed perfect period Persian pleasure population portion present preserved principle produce race reason regions remains remarks respect result rocks sacred seems soil soul spirit succession surface things thought tion truth universal vegetation vols whole
Page 170 - LINES WRITTEN IN EARLY SPRING. I HEARD a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sate reclined, In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind. To her fair works did nature link The human soul that through me ran ; And much it grieved my heart to think What man has made of man. Through primrose tufts, in that sweet bower, The periwinkle trailed its wreaths ; And 'tis my faith that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes.
Page 382 - And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God: and it shall become a spoil to the nations.
Page 216 - And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering : but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect.
Page 173 - But for those first affections, Those shadowy recollections, Which, be they what they may, Are yet the fountain-light of all our day, Are yet a master-light of all our seeing; Uphold us, cherish, and have power to make Our noisy years seem moments in the being Of the eternal Silence...
Page 214 - Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel...
Page 163 - For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream : Then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, And be dandled upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you ; And ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
Page 354 - But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him; for the Lord seeth not as man seeth ; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Page 172 - There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore; — Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
Page 171 - STAY near me — do not take thy flight! A little longer stay in sight! Much converse do I find in thee, Historian of my infancy! Float near me; do not yet depart! Dead times revive in thee: Thou bring'st, gay creature as thou art! A solemn image to my heart, My father's family! Oh! pleasant, pleasant were the days, The time, when in our childish plays, My sister Emmeline and I Together chased the butterfly!
Page 172 - The rainbow comes and goes, And lovely is the rose; The moon doth with delight Look round her when the heavens are bare; Waters on a starry night Are beautiful and fair; The sunshine is a glorious birth; But yet I know, where'er I go, That there hath passed away a glory from the earth.