Tales and Ballads (Google eBook)

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William Crosby, 1884 - 190 pages
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Page 112 - To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been ; To climb the trackless mountain all unseen, With the wild flock that never needs a fold ; Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean ; This is not solitude ; 'tis but to hold Converse with Nature's charms, and view her stores unroll'd.
Page 140 - THE LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; 2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; 3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
Page 141 - Some put their trust in chariots, and some in horses ; but we will remember the Name of the LORD our God. 8 They are brought down, and fallen; but we are risen and stand upright. 9 Save, LORD; and hear us, O King of heaven, when we call upon thee.
Page 165 - For force of will and vast conceptions; for various knowledge, and quick adaptation of his genius to untried circumstances ; for a sublime magnanimity, that resigned itself to the will of Heaven, and yet triumphed over affliction by energy of purpose and unfaltering hope he had no superior among his countrymen.
Page 82 - Britons, you stay too long: Quickly aboard bestow you, And with a merry gale Swell your stretch'd sail With vows as strong As the winds that blow you.
Page 73 - A dreary place would be this earth> Were there no little people in it: The song of life would lose its mirth, Were there no children to begin it...
Page 141 - In the name of the Most High, Mighty, and Redoubted Monarch, Louis, Fourteenth of that name, Most Christian King of France and of Navarre...
Page 139 - O tree with royal purple dight ! Elect on whose triumphal breast Those holy limbs should find their rest ! On whose dear arms, so widely flung, The weight of this world's ransom hung ; The price of human kind to pay, And spoil the spoiler of his prey.
Page 139 - THE Royal Banners forward go ; The Cross shines forth in mystic glow ; Where He in flesh, our flesh Who made, Our sentence bore, our ransom paid.
Page 53 - God's ordinance upon him, even so the vehement persuasion of his friends could nothing avail to divert him from his wilful resolution of going in his frigate; and when he was entreated by the captain, master, and others, his wellwishers in the " Hinde," not to venture, this was his answer "I will not forsake my little company going homewards, with whom I have passed so many storms and perils.

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