Impressions of England: Or, Sketches of English Scenery and Society

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Dana, 1856 - England - 321 pages
 

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Page 169 - I feel the gales that from ye blow, A momentary bliss bestow, As, waving fresh their gladsome wing, My weary soul they seem to soothe, And, redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring.
Page 103 - Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep : The river glideth at his own sweet will ; Dear God ! the very houses seem asleep, And all that mighty heart is
Page 183 - thoughts of things divine are intermixed With scruples, and do set the word itself Against the word, As thus—Come little ones ; and then, again, It is as hard to come, as for a camel To thread the postern of a needle's eye.
Page 173 - Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows, While proudly riding o'er the azure realm, In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes, Youth on the prow, and pleasure at the helm
Page 314 - Bible is not one of the great strongholds of heresy in this country. It lives on the ear like a music that can never be forgotten, like the sound of the church-bell, which the convert hardly knows how he can forego. Its felicities often seem to be almost things rather than mere
Page 184 - Therefore, Jew, Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That in the course of justice none of us Should see salvation ; we do pray for mercy.
Page 142 - heart detest and abjure, as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and position, that princes excommunicated by the Pope, may be deposed or murthered by their subjects,
Page 315 - seriousness. The memory of the dead passes into it. The potent traditions of childhood are stereotyped in its verses. The power of all the gifts and trials of a man is hidden beneath
Page 49 - ' Oft, on a plat of rising ground I hear the far-off curfew sound, Over some wide-watered shore, Swinging slow, with sullen roar.
Page 248 - Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. Close up his eyes, and draw the curtain close, And let us all to meditation

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