Devonshire sketches, by Tickler

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Seite 39 - Until abhorrence and contempt are things He only knows by name; and, if he hear, From other mouths, the language which they speak, He is compassionate ; and has no thought, No feeling, which can overcome his love.
Seite 52 - Even then, he was easily set right again. He had the Art of disposing his Time so well that his Hours...
Seite 65 - The word unto the prophet spoken Was writ on tables yet unbroken ; The word by seers or sibyls told, In groves of oak, or fanes of gold, Still floats upon the morning wind, Still whispers to the willing mind. One accent of the Holy Ghost The heedless world hath never lost.
Seite 66 - Regions like this, which have come down to us rude and untouched from the beginning of time, fill the mind with grand conceptions, far beyond the efforts of art and cultivation. Impressed by such views of nature, our ancestors worshipped the God of nature in those boundless scenes, which gave them the highest notions of eternity.
Seite 108 - ... fast to a pillar near him, where it remained a woful spectacle a long time after. Some seats in the body of the church were turned upside down, yet those who sat in them had little or no hurt. One man going out of the chancel door, his dog ran before him, who was whirled about towards the door and fell down stark dead, upon which the master stepped back and was preserved. The church itself was much torn and defaced with the thunder and lightning, a beam whereof breaking in the midst fell down...
Seite 46 - The whispering air Sends inspiration from the shadowy heights, And blind recesses of the caverned rocks ; The little rills, and waters numberless, Inaudible by daylight, blend their notes With the loud streams : and often, at the hour When issue forth the first pale stars, is heard, Within the circuit of this fabric huge, One voice, the solitary raven, flying Athwart the concave of the dark blue dome, Unseen, perchance above all power of sight — An iron knell ! with echoes from afar Faint, and...
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Seite 29 - THEY are flown, Beautiful fictions of our fathers, wove In Superstition's web when Time was young, And fondly loved and cherished ; — they are flown, Before the wand of Science ! Hills and vales, Mountains and moors of Devon, ye have lost The enchantments, the delights, the visions all, The elfin visions that so blessed the sight In the old days romantic.
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Seite 27 - ... the air So emulously that its loftiest branch May brush the traveller's brow. The twisted roots Have clasp'd, in search of nourishment, the rocks, And straggled wide, and pierced the stony soil : — In vain, denied maternal succour, here A dwarfish race has risen. Round the boughs Hoary and feeble, and around the trunks, With grasp destructive, feeding on the life That lingers yet, the ivy winds, and moss Of growth enormous.

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