Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments, Originally Treated : First and Second Series, Complete in One Volume

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Phillips, Sampson, 1851 - Christian ethics - 250 pages

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Page 108 - Scratch the green rind of a sapling, or wantonly twist it in the soil, The scarred and crooked oak will tell of' thee for centuries to come...
Page 124 - And immediately I was in the spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne ; and he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone ; and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Page 122 - Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast Thou seen Abraham?" Jesus said unto them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am.
Page 122 - Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee, (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men...
Page 121 - Latini, et quo quemque modo fugiatque feratque laborem. sunt geminae Somni portae, quarum altera fertur cornea, qua veris facilis datur exitus umbris, altera candenti perfecta nitens elephanto, sed falsa ad caelum mittunt insomnia Manes.
Page 103 - LOVE : — what a volume in a word, an ocean in a tear, A seventh heaven in a glance, a whirlwind in a sigh, The lightning in a touch, a millennium in a moment...
Page 231 - Freedom gloweth in his eyes, and Nobleness of nature at his heart, And Independence took a crown and fixed it on his head : So, he stood in his integrity, just and firm of purpose, Aiding many, fearing none, a spectacle to angels and to men : Yea, — when the shattered globe shall rock in the throes of dissolution, Still will he stand in his integrity, sublime — an honest man.
Page 246 - Egyptians ; one displaced from its pedestal by enormous roots ; another locked in the close embrace of branches of trees, and almost lifted out of the earth ; another hurled to the ground, and bound down by huge vines and creepers; and one standing, with its altar before it, in a grove of trees which grew around it, seemingly to shade and shroud it as a sacred thing ; in the solemn stillness of the woods, it seemed a divinity mourning over a fallen people.
Page 9 - Searchings after Truth, that have tracked her secret lodes, And come up again to the surface-world with a knowledge grounded deeper; Arguments of high scope, that have soared to the keystone of heaven...
Page 58 - She is the King's remembrancer, and steward of many blessings, Holding the buckler of security over her unthankful land : For that weak fluttering heart is strong in faith assured, Dependence is her might, and behold — she prayeth.

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