An historical, topographical and descriptive view of the county palatine of Durham, by E. Mackenzie and [continued by] M. Ross, Volume 2

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Page 53 - So spake the seraph Abdiel, faithful found, Among the faithless faithful only he; Among innumerable false unmoved, Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified, His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal ; Nor number nor example with him wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind, Though single.
Page 372 - Looking tranquillity ! It strikes an awe And terror on my aching sight ; the tombs And monumental caves of death look cold, And shoot a dullness to my trembling heart.
Page 131 - I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them who are asleep, that ye sorrow not even as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
Page 247 - TURN, gentle Hermit of the dale, And guide my lonely way To where yon taper cheers the vale With hospitable ray. " For here forlorn and lost I tread, With fainting steps and slow; Where wilds, immeasurably spread, Seem lengthening as I go." " Forbear, my son," the Hermit cries, " To tempt the dangerous gloom ; For yonder faithless phantom flies To lure thee to thy doom. " Here to the houseless child of want My door is open still; And though my portion is but scant, I give it with good will.
Page 111 - For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away : but the Word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the Word which by the Gospel is preached unto you.
Page 131 - God took thee in his mercy, A lamb untasked, untried : He fought the fight for thee, He won the victory, And thou art sanctified...
Page 340 - a prodigy of his time for forward and good natural parts,' according to Wood, who died when only thirty, and was buried in the College chapel, leaving behind him several MS. works, which included the 'Legend of St Cuthbert with the Antiquities of the Church of Durham...
Page 162 - Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, While the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, When thou shall say, I have no pleasure in them...
Page 24 - AND it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him rest round about from all his enemies ; that the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.
Page 104 - ... monastery of Nesham, the churchbells, and burial-ground, and all the houses, granges, barns, buildings, cartilages, gardens, and orchards, within or adjoining the scite and circuit of the monastery ; besides the possessions belonging thereto in Nesham, Hurworth, Dinsdale, Little Burdon, and Cockfield, to hold of the crown in chief, by the service of the twentieth part of a knight's fee, subject to a crown-rent of 25s. 3d. at the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel only. On the death of James Lawson,...

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