Southey's Common-place Book: Original memoranda, etc

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Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1851 - Anecdotes
 

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Page 220 - I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.
Page 685 - Which of you convinceth me of sin ? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words : ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Page 723 - And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul...
Page 635 - Did clap their bloody hands. He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene: But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try. Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head, Down as upon a bed.
Page 498 - No spring, nor summer beauty hath such grace, As I have seen in one autumnal face.
Page 659 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history; And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men lie...
Page 219 - I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.
Page 219 - For behold, I have made thee this day, a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land. And they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.
Page 683 - Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
Page 683 - Thus saith the LORD ; If ye can break my covenant of the day, And my covenant of the night, And that there should not be day and night in their season. Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, That he should not have a son to reign upon his throne ; And with the Levites the priests, my ministers.

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