Short Studies on Great Subjects, Volume 2

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Longmans, Green, 1886
 

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Page 30 - He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire...
Page 206 - Never indeed was any man more contented with doing his duty in that state of life to which it had pleased God to call him.
Page 20 - The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water ; the poop was beaten gold, Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them, the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes.
Page 20 - So many mermaids, tended her i' the eyes, And made their bends adornings : at the helm A seeming mermaid steers : the silken tackle Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands That yarely frame the office.
Page 130 - ... no human testimony can have such force as to prove a miracle, and make it a just foundation for any such system of religion.
Page 30 - In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver and his idols of gold which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats...
Page 339 - The wise man's eyes are in his head ; but the fool walketh in darkness : and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
Page 58 - Heaven and earth shall pass away ; but my word shall not pass away.
Page 20 - Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them. The oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It beggared all description. She did lie In her pavilion - cloth of gold, of tissue O'er-picturing that Venus where we see The fancy outwork nature.
Page 130 - It is experience only which gives authority to human testimony ; and it is the same experience which assures us of the laws of nature.

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