The American Quarterly Observer, Volume 3

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Bela Bates Edwards
Perkins and Marvin, 1834 - Theology
 

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Page 285 - Sweet day! so cool, so calm, so bright; The bridal of the earth and sky : The dew shall weep thy fall to-night; — For thou must die. Sweet rose! whose hue, angry and brave, Bids the rash gazer wipe his eye: Thy root is ever in its grave ; — And thou must die.
Page 34 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Page 165 - My panting side was charged, when I withdrew, To seek a tranquil death in distant shades.
Page 283 - Sum up at night what thou hast done by day ; And in the morning, what thou hast to do. Dress and undress thy soul ; mark the decay And growth of it. If, with thy watch, that too Be down, then wind up both. Since we shall be Most surely judged, make thy accounts agree.
Page 178 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Page 392 - I learned from him, that poetry, even that of the loftiest and, seemingly, that of the wildest odes, had a logic of its own, as severe as that of science; and more difficult, because more subtle, more complex, and dependent on more, and more fugitive causes.
Page 284 - The Sundays of man's life, Threaded together on time's string, Make bracelets to adorn the wife Of the eternal glorious King. On Sunday heaven's gate stands ope ; Blessings are plentiful" and rife, More plentiful than hope.
Page 283 - When once thy foot enters the Church, be bare. God is more there, than thou : for thou art there Only by his permission. Then beware, And make thyself all reverence and fear. Kneeling ne'er spoil'd silk stocking : quit thy state. All equal are within the Church's gate. Resort to sermons, but to prayers most : Praying's the end of preaching. O be drest ; Stay not for th' other pin : why thou hast lost A joy for it worth worlds.
Page 134 - Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation : for it is better to be alone, than in bad company.
Page 392 - Augustan era ; and, on grounds of plain sense, and universal logic, to see and assert the superiority of the former, in the truth and nativeness both of their thoughts and diction.

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