Domestic scenes; or, Sketches of noted characters, and of fortunate and unfortunate families, in different shires of Scotland (Google eBook)

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George Gallie, 1847
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Page 188 - Begin to cast a beam on the outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And turns it by degrees to the soul's essence, Till all be made immortal : but when lust By unchaste looks, loose gestures, and foul talk ; But most by lewd and lavish act of sin, Lets in defilement to the inward parts, The soul grows clotted by contagion, Imbodies, and imbrutes, till she quite lose The divine property of her first being.
Page 187 - Tis chastity, my brother, chastity : She that has that is clad in complete steel, And, like a quivered nymph with arrows keen, May trace huge forests, and unharboured heaths, Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds ; Where, through the sacred rays of chastity, No savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer, Will dare to soil her virgin purity.
Page 187 - Be it not done in pride, or in presumption. Some say, no evil thing that walks by night In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen, Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost That breaks his magic chains at curfew time, No goblin, or swart faery of the mine, Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity.
Page 188 - So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity, That, when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveried angels lacquey her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt; And, in clear dream and .solemn vision, Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear...
Page 96 - St. Peter's or assume (with or without ten minutes' notice) the command of the Channel Fleet ; and no one would discover by his manner that the patient had died the Church tumbled down and the Channel Fleet been knocked to atoms. I believe his motives are always pure, and his measures often able ; but they are endless, and never done with that pedetentous pace and pedetentous mind in which it behoves the wise and virtuous improver to walk. He alarms the wise Liberals ; and it is impossible...
Page 188 - So dear to heaven is saintly chastity, That when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveried angels lackey her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt, And in clear dream, and solemn vision, Tell her of things that no gross ear can hear, Till oft converse with heavenly habitants Begin to cast a beam on the outward shape, The unpolluted temple of the mind, And turns it by degrees to the soul'f essence, Till all be made immortal...
Page 260 - All the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Page 96 - There is not a better man in England than Lord John Russell; but his worst failure is that he is utterly ignorant of all moral fear; there is nothing he would not undertake. I believe he would perform the operation for the stone - build St. Peter's - or assume (with or without ten minutes...
Page 188 - Lets in defilement to the inward parts, The soul grows clotted by contagion Imbodies, and imbrutes, till she quite lose The divine property of her first being. Such are those thick and gloomy shadows damp Oft seen in charnel vaults and sepulchres, Lingering and sitting by a new-made grave, As loth to leave the body that it loved, And linked itself by carnal sensualty To a degenerate and degraded state.
Page 187 - Fear'd her stern frown, and she was queen o' th' woods. What was that snaky-headed Gorgon shield, That wise Minerva wore, unconquer'd virgin, Wherewith she freez'd her foes to congeal'd stone, But rigid looks of chaste austerity...

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