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Side 190 - The power, the beauty, and the majesty, That had her haunts in dale, or piny mountain, Or forest by slow stream, or pebbly spring, Or chasms and wat'ry depths ; all these have vanished. They live no longer in the faith of reason...
Side 190 - They live no longer in the faith of reason! But still the heart doth need a language, still Doth the old instinct bring back the old names, And to yon starry world they now are gone, Spirits or gods, that used to share this earth With man as with their friend ; and to the lover Yonder they move, from yonder visible sky Shoot influence down: and even at this day 'Tis Jupiter who brings whate'er is great, And Venus who brings every thing that's fair!
Side 190 - Tis not merely The human being's Pride that peoples space With life and mystical predominance ; Since likewise for the stricken heart of Love This visible nature, and this common world, Is all too narrow: yea, a deeper import Lurks in the legend told my infant years Than lies upon that truth, we live to learn.
Side 63 - ... design, by being cut straight on, deep through the sandy banks, which rose high above it, and in some places almost canopied it over with shrubs and leaves, the yellow flowering gorse and broom, the wild honeysuckle, and the eglantine. For the distance of between twenty and thirty miles, that narrow road. wound on, displaying throughout its course the peculiar and distinctive characteristic which marked it out from all other roads, except five or six in very distant parts of the country. This...
Side 379 - And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me., and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad : for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again ; was lost, and is found.
Side 32 - ... command which marked the domestic tyrant, and at the same time Sir Andrew Stalbrooke thought he could perceive a sort of bitter and meaning look which implied something even more. Such was the conduct of the father ; that of the nephew was, to one of the party at least, even still more disagreeable. There is in all ages and at all times a class of young men of whom John Forrest was but a type ; and perhaps there is not a class so deservedly to be detested upon the face of the earth. He had considerable...
Side 191 - And if this be the science of the stars, I too, with glad and zealous industry, Will learn acquaintance with this cheerful faith. It is a gentle and affectionate thought, That in immeasurable heights above us, At our first birth, the wreath of love was woven, With sparkling stars for flowers.
Side 43 - I beseech you, say any thing of this to any one. I myself will tell my mother, for I know it will be a comfort and a happiness to her, and I cannot bear that she should continue to think that you had left us so abruptly and unreasonably in Germany. Wait only three months, Strafford, and then I will put my reason entirely under the guidance of yours. You shall tell me what I ought to do, how I ought to act. I know that you will be unbiassed ; I am sure that you will think of what is right, of what...

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