Sabina: A Novel, Volume 2

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Chapman and Hall, 1868

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Page 291 - The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high. The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.
Page 210 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them...
Page 291 - When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
Page 237 - Gyges' wealthy diadem. To-day is ours ; what do we fear ? To-day is ours ; we have it here : Let's treat it kindly, that it may Wish, at least, with us to stay. Let's banish business, banish sorrow ; To the Gods belongs to-morrow.
Page 90 - Rage is the shortest passion of our souls: Like narrow brooks that rise with sudden showers. It swells in haste, and falls again as soon ; Still as it ebbs the softer thoughts (low in, And the deceiver, love, supplies its place.
Page 170 - Poor droning truants of unpractised cells, Bred in the fellowship of bearded boys, What wonder is it if you know not men ? Yet there you live demure, with down-cast eyes, And humble as your discipline requires ; But, when let loose from thence to live at large, Your little tincture of devotion dies : Then luxury succeeds, and, set agog With a new scene of yet untasted joys, You fall with greedy hunger to the feast. Of all your college...
Page 221 - For what knowest thou, 0 wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband ? or how knowest thou, 0 man, whether thou shalt save thy wife...
Page 66 - And paid a tradesman once to make him stare ; Gave alms at Easter, in a Christian trim, And made a widow happy, for a whim. Why then declare...
Page 291 - For thou hast cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all the billows and thy waves passed over me.
Page 278 - Sweet waters mingle with the briny main. No star appears to lend his friendly light; Darkness, and tempest make a double night; But flashing fires disclose the deep by turns, And while the lightnings blaze, the water burns.

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