After many days, Band 600

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W. Tweedie, 1860 - 363 Seiten

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Seite 323 - Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults, To give in evidence. What then ? what rests ? Try what repentance can : what can it not ? Yet what can it, when one cannot repent ? O wretched state ! O bosom, black as death ! O limed soul, that, struggling to be free, Art more engaged ! Help, angels, make assay ! Bow, stubborn knees ! and, heart, with strings of steel, Be soft as sinews of the new-born babe : All may be well ! [retires and kneels.
Seite 129 - Take the instant way, For honour travels in a strait so narrow, Where one but goes abreast ; keep, then, the path ; For Emulation hath a thousand sons That one by one pursue ; if you give way, Or hedge aside from the direct forthright, Like to an enter'd tide, they all rush by, And leave you hindmost. Or like a gallant horse, fallen in first rank, Lie there for pavement to the abject rear, O'er-run and trampled on...
Seite 129 - To have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way For honour travels in a strait so narrow, W'here one but goes abreast: keep then the path; For emulation hath a thousand sons, That one by one pursue: If you give way, Or hedge aside from the direct forthright...
Seite 72 - I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him against that day.
Seite 129 - O'er-run and trampled on. Then what they do in present, Though less than yours in past, must o'ertop yours ; For time is like a fashionable host, That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand, And with his .arms outstretched, as he would fly, Grasps in the comer : Welcome ever smiles, And farewell goes out sighing.
Seite 253 - I will ask him for my place again ;he shall tell me, I am a drunkard ! Had I as many mouths as Hydra, such an answer would stop them all. To be now a sensible man, by-and-by a fool, and presently a beast ! O strange !— Every inordinate cup is unblessed, and the ingredient is a devil.
Seite 318 - Thy widely erring steps had reason led ; Think, if thy time a nobler use had known, Ere this the glorious prize had been thine own.
Seite 101 - City, and holding a pure faith in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace...
Seite 171 - ... known : But what particular rarity ? what strange, Which manifold record not matches ? See, Magic of bounty ! all these spirits thy power Hath conjured to attend. I know the merchant. Pain. I know them both ; th
Seite 318 - Awake, and see, since reason gave the rein To low desire, thy every work how vain. Ah think how false that bliss the mind explores, In futile honours, or unbounded stores ; How poor the bait that would thy steps decoy To sensual pleasure, and unmeaning joy. Rouse...

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