Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review (Google eBook)

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1862
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Page 18 - Amidst the storm they sang, And the stars heard, and the sea ; And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang, To the anthem of the free...
Page 374 - Six wings he wore, to shade his lineaments divine ; the pair that clad each shoulder broad came mantling o'er his breast with regal ornament; the middle pair girt like a starry zone his waist, and round skirted his loins and thighs, with downy gold and colours dipped in heaven; the third his feet shadowed from either heel with feathered mail, sky-tinctured grain. Like Maia's son he stood, and shook his plumes, that heavenly fragrance filled the circuit wide.
Page 231 - And teach her fair steps to our earth ; Till that divine Idea take a shrine Of crystal flesh, through which to shine : Meet you her, my Wishes, Bespeak her to my blisses, And be ye call'd, my absent kisses.
Page 309 - A messenger of grace to guilty men. Behold the picture ! Is it like ? Like whom ? The things that mount the rostrum with a skip, And then skip down again : pronounce a text, Cry, hem ! and, reading -what they never wrote Just fifteen minutes, huddle up their work, And with a well-bred whisper close the scene.
Page 145 - Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, A hero perish, or a sparrow fall, Atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world.
Page 232 - Days, that need borrow No part of their good morrow From a fore-spent night of sorrow : Days, that in spite Of darkness, by the light Of a clear mind are day all night. Life that dares send A challenge to his end, And when it comes, say,
Page 208 - And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
Page 329 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all. And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Page 184 - ... as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Page 274 - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea ; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.

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