Friendship in Death: in Twenty Letters from the Dead to the Living: To which are Added, Letters Moral and Entertaining, in Prose and Verse. In Three Parts
W. Nicholson, 1808 - 296 Seiten
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advantage angels appear beauty believe blessed bliss breath celestial charming dear death delight desires divine earth effect engagements eternal expectations eyes face fair fatal father fear force future gave gentle give glorious glory grace grief guilt hand happiness heart Heaven heavenly height honour hopes human imagination immortal innocence kind least leave LETTER light live look Lord lost Madam manner mind mortal nature never night object obligations passion past peace person pleasure present reason receive relation retirement retreat rise sacred scenes secret seemed sense sister skies smile soft soon soul spirits superior surprised tears tender thee thing thou thought thousand till tion told truth turn vanity virtue wish young youth
Seite 136 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Seite 286 - Here will I hold. If there's a power above us (And that there is, all Nature cries aloud Through all her works), he must delight in virtue ; And that which he delights in must be happy.
Seite 89 - Hesperides, that seem'd Fairer then feign'd of old, or fabl'd since Of Fairy Damsels met in Forest wide By Knights of Logres, or of Lyones...
Seite 81 - But, oh ! which of these will answer my summons at the high Tribunal? Which of them will bail me from the arrest of death? Who will descend into the dark prison of the grave for me ? Here they all leave me, after having paid a few idle ceremonies to the breathless clay, which perhaps may lie reposed in state, while my soul, my only conscious part, may stand trembling before my JUDGE.
Seite 80 - I have rushed into the battle, laughed at the glittering spear, and rejoiced at the sound of the trumpet, nor had a thought of any state beyond the grave, nor the great tribunal to which I must have been summoned; " Where all my secret guilt had been reveal'd, Nor the minutest circumstance conceal'd.
Seite 116 - In hymns of love not ill essay 'd below ? Or dost thou warn poor mortals left behind ? A task well suited to thy gentle mind. Oh ! if sometimes thy spotless form descend, To me thy aid, thou guardian genius ! lend. When rage...
Seite 80 - I had a wrongapprehension of every thing in nature. I have pursued shadows, and entertained myself with dreams. I have been treasuring up dust, and sporting myself with the wind. I look back on...
Seite xiii - And earlier far than thine the destin'd hour of fate! Whene'er it comes, may'st thou be by, Support my sinking frame, and teach me how to die, Banish desponding nature's gloom, Make me to hope a gentle doom, And fix me all on joys to come ! With...
Seite 204 - ... your conduct banished my prejudices against the Christian name, and made way for the entrance of those heavenly truths to which I now assent. But this is a secret even to my own domestics ; and whether such a caution is criminal, I am not yet able to determine." With what rapture, what attention, did I listen to this language ! I blessed the accents that told me my friend, my Orramel, had embraced the Christian faith. An angel's song would have been less melodious. I looked upward, and, with...