Private Life; Or, Varieties of Character and Opinion, Band 1

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Seite 197 - tis He alone Decidedly can try us; He knows each chord, — its various tone, Each spring, — its various bias: Then at the balance let's be mute; We never can adjust it; What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.
Seite 22 - THE stately Homes of England, How beautiful they stand! Amidst their tall ancestral trees, O'er all the pleasant land. The deer across their greensward bound, Through shade and sunny gleam, And the swan glides past them with the sound Of some rejoicing stream.
Seite 58 - Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth ; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes : but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
Seite 66 - But why o' death begin a tale ? Just now we're living sound and hale, Then top and maintop crowd the sail, Heave care o'er side ! And large, before enjoyment's gale, Let's tak the tide. This life, sae far's I understand, Is a...
Seite 143 - And oft, with holy hymns, he charm'd their ears : (A music more melodious than the spheres.) For David left him, when he went to rest, His lyre ; and after him he sung the best. He bore his great commission in his look : But sweetly temper'd awe ; and soften'd all he spoke. He preach'd the joys of heaven, and pains of hell ; And warn'd the sinner with becoming zeal ; But on eternal mercy loved to dwell.
Seite 35 - Great Julius, on the mountains bred, A flock perhaps, or herd, had led : He *, that the world subdued, had been But the best wrestler on the green.
Seite 36 - Whilst in that sound there is a charm The nerves to brace, the heart to warm, As, thinking of the mighty dead, The young from slothful couch will start, And vow, with lifted hands outspread, Like them to act a noble part?
Seite 40 - But we are to rejoice with those that rejoice, and to weep with those that weep.
Seite 144 - His preaching much, but more his practice wrought; (A living sermon of the truths he taught); For this by rules severe his life he squared, That all might see the doctrine which they heard.
Seite 143 - For letting down the golden chain from high, He drew his audience upward to the sky...

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