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Brainy fellow that Hugh Blair. Highlights: local, current, national writing; passion and emotion; naive as a good thing; thinking it out first; plenty of admiration of Addison. Read full review
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Page 239 - Swinging slow with sullen roar; Or if the air will not permit, Some still removed place will fit, Where glowing embers through the room Teach light to counterfeit a gloom, Far from all resort of mirth, Save the cricket on the hearth, Or the bellman's drowsy charm To bless the doors from nightly harm.
Page 247 - Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name : bring an offering, and come into his courts. O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness : fear before him, all the earth.
Page 255 - Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living. The depth saith, It is not in me : and the sea saith, It is not with me.
Page 248 - Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? and who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
Page 254 - The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
Page 67 - Gather my saints together unto me ; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. 6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness : for God is judge himself. Selah. 7 Hear, 0 my people, and I will speak; 0 Israel, and I will testify against thee : I am God, even thy God.
Page 14 - ... semperque in omni parte orationis , ut vitae, quid deceat, est considerandum : quod et in re, de qua agitur , positum est, et in personis et eorum , qui dicunt , et eorum , qui audiunt.
Page 307 - He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful...