The influence of apathy, and other poems

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Page 50 - Oh! woman ! jewelled link of being's chain, First dream of love, last object of disdain, Sad is the storm, o'erwhelming is the sea, Star of the soul! that turns our course from thee ;— But all must be forgotten, all must cease But Apathy, for him who seeks on earth for peace. NOTES. Pages, lines. " And every object, like Dodona's grove.
Page 73 - Man, in this life implanted, stands alone; But woman, like the ivy, must have that On which to twine the light stem of her thoughts,— Or her head droops and withers.
Page 32 - Names alone mock destruction ; they survive The doom of all creation : hence we hive The rapturous hope of immortality ;— Men worship that which never seems to die.
Page 2 - The inefficacy of public or private tuition, in the abstract, to avert the evils incident to entering the world; to invalidate the temptations of sin. The tendency of a career of sin to deaden the sensibility of our affections. And he ended his sermon with 'the incapability of worldly enjoyments to insure happiness. Happiness -tranquillity of mind. Tranquillity of mind attainable only by the means of apathy.

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