The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert, and Sanderson

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Ingram, Cooke and Company, 1853 - Authors - 107 pages
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Page 7 - learned both in languages and poetry, say, that none of the Greek or Latin poets did ever equal them. A VALEDICTION, FORBIDDING TO MOURN. As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls, to go, While some of their sad friends do say, " The breath goes now," and some say, " No:' " So let us melt, and make no noise, No
Page 69 - he says, Whereas my birth and spirit rather took The way that takes the town ; Thou didst betray me to a lingering book And wrapt me in a gown : I was entangled in a world of strife, Before I had the power to
Page 77 - and helped the poor man to unload, and after to load, his horse. The poor man blessed him for it, and he blessed the poor man ; and was so like the good Samaritan, that he gave him money to refresh both himself and his horse ; and told him, that if he loved himself, he should be
Page 14 - The Lord was ready to save ; therefore I will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of my life in the temple of my God." The latter part of his life may be said to be
Page 11 - the king sent to Dr. Donne, and appointed him to attend him at dinner the next day. When his majesty was sat down, before he had eat any meat, he said after his pleasant manner, " Dr. Donne, I have invited you to dinner ; and, though you sit not down with me, yet I will
Page 80 - dead to me, or I to them ; and I see, that as my father and generation hath done before me, so I also shall now suddenly (with Job) make my bed also in the dark ; and I praise God I am prepared for it ; and I praise him that I am not to learn
Page xv - their mild virtues, then What joy to live, what blessedness to die! Methinks their very names shine still and bright, Apart—like glow-worms on a summer night; Or lonely tapers when from far they fling A guiding ray ; or seen—like stars on high, Satellites burning in a
Page 69 - Now I am here, what thou wilt do with me None of my books will show. I read, and sigh, and wish I were a tree, For then sure I should grow To fruit or shade, at least some bird would trust Her household with me, and I would be just. Yet, though thou troublest me, I must be meek, In weakness must
Page 55 - and he did never talk but with both their hats on, or both off, at the same time : and to this may be added, that though he was not purblind, yet he was short or weak-sighted ; and where he fixed his eyes at the beginning of his sermon, there they
Page 77 - a reformation of the manners of the laity ; for it is not learning, but this, this only, that must do it ; and till then, the fault must lie at our doors." In another walk to Salisbury he saw a poor man with a poorer horse, that was fallen under his load : they were both in distress, and needed present help

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