An Essay on Man: In Four Epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke : to which is Added, The Universal Prayer
Silas Andrus, 1832 - 67 Seiten
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acts alike angels beast began better blessing blest blind bliss body breath cause common creature death draw earth ease EPISTLE equal Essay eternal ev'ry faith fall fame father fear feel follow fool forms future gain gives gods grows happiness heart Heav'n honour hope human imperfect individual instinct judge justice kind kings knowledge Learn less light lives Look Lord man's mankind means mind moral nature nature's never o'er observation opens pain passion peace perfect pleasure POPE pow'r Prayer present pride principle proper Providence reason rest rise rule self-love sense serves society soul spirit spread strength taught Tell thee things thou touch true truth turns universal unknown vice virtue weak whole wise wrong
Seite 49 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit constant pay receives, Is...
Seite 19 - Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent : Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part, As full, as perfect, in a hair as heart; As full, as perfect, in vile man that mourns, As the rapt seraph that adores and burns : To him no high, no low, no great, no small ; He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all.
Seite 24 - As man, perhaps, the moment of his breath Receives the lurking principle of death; The young disease, that must subdue at length, Grows with his growth, and strengthens with his strength; So, cast and mingled with his very frame.
Seite 54 - Yet not to earth's contracted span Thy goodness let me bound, Or think Thee Lord alone of man, When thousand worlds are round. Let not this weak, unknowing hand Presume thy bolts to throw, And deal damnation round the land On each I judge thy foe.
Seite 51 - God loves from whole to parts: but human soul Must rise from individual to the whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre moved, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace; His country next; and next all human race...
Seite 13 - Hope humbly then ; with trembling pinions soar ; Wait the great teacher, Death ; and God adore. What future bliss, He gives not thee to know, But gives that hope to be thy blessing now. Hope springs eternal in the human breast : Man never Is, but always To be blest : The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
Seite 39 - In Faith and Hope the world will disagree; But all Mankind's concern is Charity: All must be false that thwart this one great end ; And all of God, that bless Mankind, or mend. Man, like the gen'rous vine supported lives; The strength he gains is from th
Seite 45 - Go, like the Indian, in another life Expect thy dog, thy bottle, and thy wife ; As well as dream such trifles are assign'd, As toys and empires, for a godlike mind : Rewards, that either would to virtue bring No joy, or be destructive of the thing : How oft...
Seite 56 - Hark! they whisper; Angels say, Sister Spirit, come away. What is this absorbs me quite? Steals my senses, shuts my sight, Drowns my spirits, draws my breath?
Seite 54 - Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.