Florentine Tales

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R. Bentley, 1847 - 331 Seiten

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Seite 191 - For so have I seen a lark rising from his bed of grass, and soaring upwards, singing as he rises...
Seite 191 - ... and frequent weighing of his wings ; till the little creature was forced to sit down and pant, and stay till the storm was over, and then it made a prosperous flight, and did rise and sing as if it had learned music and motion from an angel, as he passed sometimes through the air about his ministries here below. So is the prayer of a good man...
Seite 191 - ... and raised a tempest, and overruled the man; and then his prayer was broken, and his thoughts were troubled, and his words went up towards a cloud, and his thoughts pulled them back again, and made them without intention; and the good man sighs for his infirmity, but must be content to lose the prayer, and he must recover it when his anger is removed, and his spirit is becalmed, made even as the brow of Jesus, and smooth like the heart of God; and then it ascends to heaven upon the wings of the...
Seite 191 - ... here below. So is the prayer of a good man : when his affairs have required business, and his business was matter of discipline, and his discipline was to pass upon a sinning person, or had a design of charity ; his duty met with the...
Seite 191 - ... infirmities of a man, and anger was its instrument, and the instrument became stronger than the prime agent, and raised a tempest and overruled the man; and then his...
Seite 191 - I seen a lark rising from his bed of grass, and soaring upwards, singing as he rises, and hopes to get to heaven, and climb above the clouds ; but the poor bird was beaten back with the loud sighings of an eastern wind, and his motion made irregular and inconstant, descending more at every breath of the tempest, than it could recover by the libration and frequent weighing of his wings ; till the little creature was forced to sit down and pant, and stay till the storm was over ; and then it made a...
Seite 191 - ... and raised a tempest, and overruled the man ; and then his prayer was broken, and his thoughts were troubled, and his words went up towards a cloud, and his thoughts pulled them back again, and made them without intention, and the good man sighs for his infirmity, but must be content to lose the prayer, and he must recover it when his anger is removed, and his spirit is becalmed, and made even as the brow of Jesus, and smooth like the heart of God...
Seite 192 - In the Planets — the Moon — Mercury — Venus — the Sun — Mars — Jupiter and Saturn — also in the constellation, Gemini, &c. But, alas ! he forgot his maternal planet, Earth. Would it not have been possible to have planted some realm of paradise — some kingdom of heaven — there, also 1 Ah ! Dante ! THE FRANCISCAN ASS. A TALE FROM COLOMBE.
Seite 189 - The Tiara and the Turban " describes the incident as happening to himself at Rome ; the Pandar being his tutor, a Roman Catholic priest, esteemed for learning and wit, and not otherwise for licentiousness. Moreover, " The Decameron " itself is full of similar instances. CANTO III. " He will parade his quarrel with the fates, And join, in social pact, a band of desperates." — St. 1. There was some short time since, and probably still is, a society in Paris, expressly for the "mutual encouragement...
Seite 7 - By Heavens ! it must be a pleasant thing To live and die within a garden land, — To see the bursting herbage in the spring, And watch as day by day the buds expand ! To hear the sweet birds in the morning sing, Those songs which the pure heart can understand ! To sit at noon beneath the leafy tree, Whose rustling makes a music like the sea.

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