CONTRIBUTIONS TO LITERATURE: DESCRIPTIVE, CRITICAL, HUMOROUS, BIOGRAPHICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND POETICAL

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Seite 410 - the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness.
Seite 139 - For I must tread on shadowy ground, must sink Deep — and, aloft ascending, breathe in worlds To which the heaven of heavens is but a veil. All strength — all terror, single or in bands, That ever was put forth in personal form — Jehovah — with his thunder, and the choir Of shouting Angels, and the empyreal thrones — I pass them unalarmed.
Seite 458 - But the fallen ruins of another's fame ; Then teach me, Heaven ! to scorn the guilty bays. Drive from my breast that wretched lust of praise . Unblemish'd let me live or die unknown : Oh, grant an honest fame, or grant me none !
Seite 298 - And there is a blending of white and blue, Where the purple blood is melting through The snow of her pale and tender cheek ; And there are tones, that sweetly speak Of a spirit, who longs for a purer day, And is ready to wing her flight away.
Seite 294 - As blows the north-wind, heave their foam, And curl around the dashing oar, As late the boatman hies him home. How sweet, at set of sun, to view Thy golden mirror spreading wide, And see the mist of mantling blue Float round the distant mountain's side. At midnight hour, as shines the moon, A sheet of silver spreads below, And swift she cuts, at highest noon, Light clouds, like wreaths of purest snow. On thy fair bosom, silver lake, O, I could ever sweep the oar, When early birds at morning wake,...
Seite 184 - As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings; so the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
Seite 88 - Far in the deep where darkness dwells, The land of horror and despair, Justice has built a dismal hell, And laid her stores of vengeance there. 3 [Eternal plagues and heavy chains, Tormenting racks and fiery coals, And darts t...
Seite 387 - There is an original tendency or susceptibility of the mind, by which, on perceiving together different objects, we are instantly, without the intervention of any other mental process, sensible of their relation in certain respects...
Seite 555 - And thou Bethlehem in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda; for out of thee shall come a Governor that shall rule my people Israel.
Seite 138 - And past those settlers' haunts the eye might roam, Where earth's unliving silence all would seem ; Save where on rocks the beaver built his dome, Or buffalo remote low'd far from human home. But silent not that adverse eastern path, Which saw Aurora's hills th...

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