The Bizarre Notes and Queries in History, Folk-lore, Mathematics, Mysticism, Art, Science, Etc, Volumes 7-8

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S. C. & L. M. Gould, 1890
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Page 360 - THREE Poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed; The next in majesty •, In both the last. The force of Nature could no further go ; To make a third, she joined the former two.
Page 364 - Yet fount of hope. Posthumous glories ! angel-like collection ! Upraised from seed or bulb interred in earth, Ye are to me a type of resurrection, And second birth. Were I, O God, in churchless lands remaining, Far from all voice of teachers or divines, My soul would find, in flowers of Thy ordaining, Priests, sermons, shrines ! HORACE SMITH.
Page 364 - And tolls its perfume on the passing air, Makes sabbath in the fields, and ever ringeth A call to prayer. Not to the domes where crumbling arch and column Attest the feebleness of mortal hand, But to that fane, most catholic and solemn, Which God hath planned. To that cathedral, boundless as our wonder, Whose quenchless lamps the sun and moon supply — Its choir the winds and waves, its organ thunder, Its dome the sky.
Page 364 - To that cathedral, boundless as our wonder, Whose quenchless lamps the sun and moon supply ; Its choir, the winds and waves ; its organ, thunder ; Its dome, the sky. There...
Page 106 - The last vibration of the seventh eternity thrills through infinitude. The mother swells, expanding from within without, like the bud of the lotus. 2. The vibration sweeps along, touching with its swift wing the whole universe and the germ that dwelleth in darkness: the darkness that breathes over the slumbering waters of life.
Page 52 - Enter ye in at the strait gate : for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat : because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Page 346 - I have often said, and oftener think, that this world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel — a solution of why Democritus laughed and Heraclitus wept.
Page 52 - Two urns by Jove's high throne have ever stood, The source of evil one, and one of good ; From thence the cup of mortal man he fills, Blessings to these, to those distributes ills ; To most, he mingles both : the wretch decreed To taste the bad, unmix'd, is curst indeed ; Pursued by wrongs, by meagre famine driven, He wanders, outcast both of Earth and Heaven.
Page 363 - I've caught you then at last!" Then Goody who had nothing said, Her bundle from her lap let fall, And kneeling on the sticks she...
Page 358 - THE ILIADS OF HOMER, Prince of Poets, never before in any language truly translated, with a "Comment on some of his chief Places. Done according to the Greek by GEORGE CHAPMAN, with Introduction and Notes by the Rev.

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