The Alexandra Magazine & Woman's Social and Industrial Advocate

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Jackson, Walford, and Hodder, 1865 - Women
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Page 488 - Ye stars! which are the poetry of heaven, If in your bright leaves we would read the fate Of men and empires, — 'tis to be forgiven, That in our aspirations to be great, Our destinies o'erleap their mortal state, And claim a kindred with you; for ye are A beauty and a mystery, and create In us such love and reverence from afar, That fortune, fame, power, life, have named themselves a star.
Page 304 - I shall leave to some calmer moment, when I may have an opportunity of speaking before some portion of my countrymen, the lesson which I think may be learned from the life and character of my friend. I have only to say that after twenty years of most intimate and almost brotherly friendship with him, I little knew how much I loved him until I found that I had lost him.
Page 508 - But I do not remember in any part of my reading, that the head-dress aspired to so great an extravagance as in the fourteenth century; when it was built up in a couple of cones or spires, which stood...
Page 136 - tis sweet to view on high The rainbow, based on ocean, span the sky. 'Tis sweet to hear the watchdog's honest bark Bay deep-mouthed welcome as we draw near home; Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark Our coming, and look brighter when we come...
Page 338 - LORD, on the Cross Thine Arms were stretched To draw Thy people nigh ; O grant us then that Cross to love, And in those Arms to die.
Page 341 - Thy rebuke hath broken my heart ; I am full of heaviness : I looked for some to have pity on me, but there was no man, neither found I any to comfort me.
Page 291 - THE TEARS OF OLD MAY-DAY. Led by the jocund train of vernal hours And vernal airs, uprose the gentle May ; Blushing she rose, and blushing rose the flowers That sprung spontaneous in her genial ray.
Page 102 - The God who created the heavens, the earth, the angels, the stars, the sun, the moon, the fire, the water, or all the four elements, and all things of the two worlds ; that God we believe in — Him we worship, Him we invoke, and Him we adore.
Page 102 - Our God has neither face nor form, colour nor shape, nor fixed place. There is no other like Him ; he is Himself singly such a glory that we cannot praise or describe Him ; nor our mind comprehend Him.
Page 179 - If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him!

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