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" ... vanish; and throws over the decay, the destruction of existence, the most gorgeous of all lights; awakens life even in death, and from corruption and decay calls up beauty and divinity: makes an instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent... "
Transplanted Flowers: Or Memoirs of Mrs. Rumpff, Daughter of John Jacob ... - Seite 45
von Robert Baird - 1839 - 159 Seiten
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1828
...instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent to paradise ; and, far above all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions...view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair!' — p. 136. We might quote other passages, not unworthy of this strain. The work, as we had occasion...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

1850
...instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent to paradise ; and, far above all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions of palms and amaranths, the gardens of the blessed, the security of everlasting joys, — where the sensualist and sceptic view only gloom, decay,...
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Salmonia: Or, Days of Fly Fishing. In a Series of Conversations. With Some ...

Sir Humphry Davy - 1828 - 273 Seiten
...instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent to paradise ; and far above all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions...view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair! .*:,-•- ' -• ' • - / ill SIXTH DAY. ... :„ HALIEUS — POIETES — ORNITHEI! — ' ":' PHYSICUS....
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The London Quarterly Review, Bände 38-39

1828
...instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent to paradise ; and, far above all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions...view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair!' — p. 136. We might quote other passages, not unworthy of this strain. The work, as we had occasion...
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The Quarterly Review, Band 38

1828
...instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent to paradise ; and, far ahove all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions...view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair!' — p. 136. We might quote other passages, not unworthy of this strain. The work, as we had occasion...
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Spirit of the English Magazines

1829
...instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent to paradise ; and, far above all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions...view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair !" Few of those whose fame and fortune are their own creation, enjoy, as did Sir Humphry Davy, in the...
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Debate on the Evidences of Christianity: Containing an ..., Bände 1-2

Robert Owen - 1829
...instrument of torture and of shame, the ladder of ascent to paradise; and far atooveall combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions...blest, the security of everlasting joys, where the seneuajist and the sceptic only view gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair!" VOL. II. 18 alternately...
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National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages of ..., Band 1

William Jerdan - 1830
...instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent to Paradise ; and, far above all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions...view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair." Sir Humphry's published works, besides the one above alluded to, are, — Chemical and Philosophical...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Band 14

1830
...instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent to paradise ; and, far above all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions...view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair !" How beautiful is the following passage, in which (as has been justly observed by one of the most...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary, Band 14

1830
...instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent to paradise ; and, far above all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions...view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair ! " How beautiful is the following passage, in which (as has been justly observed by one of the most...
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