Parables from Nature: 1st [-4th series].

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[G.] Bell, 1875
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Page 227 - All discord, harmony not understood ; All partial evil, universal good : And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, WHATEVER is, is RIGHT.
Page 226 - Secure to be as blest as thou canst bear; Safe in the hand of one disposing Power, Or in the natal or the mortal hour.
Page 67 - Surely goodness and mercy have followed us all the days of our life, and we are crowned with glory and honour.
Page 109 - Ah! when shall all men's good Be each man's rule, and universal Peace Lie like a shaft of light across the land, And like a lane of beams athwart the sea, Thro' all the circle of the golden year?
Page 141 - There are strange delusions abroad just now," remarked the Onions to each other; "do you hear all this talk about shape and way of growth? and everybody in the dark on the subject, though they seem to be quite unconscious of the fact themselves. That fellow chattered about solid balls, as if there was no such thing as bulbs, growing layer upon layer, and coat over coat, at all. Of course the very long orange gentleman, with his tapering root, is the most wrong of the whole party; but I doubt if Mr....
Page 215 - That type of Perfect in his mind In Nature can he nowhere find. He sows himself on every wind. 'He seems to hear a Heavenly Friend, And thro' thick veils to apprehend A labour working to an end.
Page 140 - though it's remarkable you counsellors should not agree among yourselves. Is it possible, however, that I have been making a great mistake all my life ? What lost time to look back upon ! Yet, a ball ! no, no, not a ball ! I don't think I could grow into a solid round ball were I to try for ever !" "Not having tried, how can you tell?" whispered the Turnip-Radish persuasively. "But you never will, if you listen to our...
Page 56 - That which thou dost not understand when thou readest, thou shalt understand in the day of thy visitation: for there are many secrets of religion, which are not perceived till they be felt, and are not felt but in the day of a great calamity.
Page 24 - To shift an arbitrary power, To cramp the student at his desk, To make old bareness picturesque And tuft with grass a feudal tower; Why then my scorn might well descend On you and yours. I see in part That all, as in some piece of art, Is toil cooperant to an end.
Page 137 - What could put comparisons, and envyings, and heart-burnings into their heads, so filling them either with conceit or melancholy misgivings ? As if there was but one way of being right or doing right ; as if every creature was not good after its kind, but must needs be good after somebody else's kind, or not be good at all ! It must have been some strolling half-informed grub, one would think, who had not yet come to his full senses, who started such foolish ideas. It began with an inquiry at first,...

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