THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL THEOLOGY (Google eBook)

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Page 2 - 1 ( Flower in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies ;— Hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower—but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is." Tennyson.
Page 378 - Stern Daughter of the Voice of God ! O Duty ! if that name thou love Who art a Light to guide, a Rod To check the erring, and reprove ; . Thou who art victory and law When empty terrors overawe ; From vain temptations dost set free ; From strife and from despair ; a glorious ministry.
Page 2 - Glory about thee, without thee ; and thou fulfillest thy doom, Making Him broken gleams, and a stifled splendour and gloom. Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet,— Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.
Page 376 - Goodness and greatness are not means but ends. Hath he not always treasures, always friends, The good great man ?—Three treasures, life and light, And calm thoughts, regular as infant's breath ; And three firm friends, more sure than day and night— Himself, his Maker, and the Angel Death.
Page 187 - of my senses, which obliterate all these chimeras. I dine, I play a game of back-gammon, I converse, and am merry with my friends ; and when after three or four hours' amusement, I would return to these speculations, they appear so cold, and strained, and ridiculous, that I cannot find in my heart to enter into them any farther.
Page 243 - 1 Was war' ein Gott, der nur von aussen stiesse, Im Kreis das All am Finger laufen liesse ! Ihm ziemt's, die Welt im Innern zu bewegen, Natur in Sich, Sich in Natur zu hegen, So dass, was in Ihm lebt und webt und ist, Nie Seine Kraft, nie Seinen Geist vermisst.
Page 213 - He professes, however, in his title-page (and undoubtedly with great truth,) to have composed his book against the sceptics as well as against the atheists and freethinkers. But that all his arguments, though otherwise intended, are, in reality, merely sceptical, appears from this, that they admit of no answer, and produce no conviction,
Page 224 - words : —" I will call no being good, who is not what I mean when I apply that epithet to my fellow-creatures ; and if such a being can sentence me to hell for not so calling him, to hell I will go.
Page 378 - But in the quietness of thought : Me this uncharter'd freedom tires ; I feel the weight of chance desires : My hopes no more must change their name, I long for a repose which ever is the same. Not
Page 243 - Ihm ziemt's, die Welt im Innern zu bewegen, Natur in Sich, Sich in Natur zu hegen, So dass, was in Ihm lebt und webt und ist, Nie Seine Kraft, nie Seinen Geist vermisst.

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