What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
ages altar ancient animals Assyrian Baal Babylon beautiful believe Berosus Bible body Brahminism brought Buddha Buddhist built Burmah burned called Ceylon Chaldean China Chinese Christ Christian Confucius Coxcox dead death deceased deities deluge divine dwelling early earth Egypt Egyptians Emperor evil eyes faith father festival fire Gautama give goddess gods Greeks hand Haoma head heathen heaven Hindu Hinduism holy honor human idolatry idols images India inscriptions island Israel Izanagi Japan Japanese king Kwan-Yin land language Lao-tsze legends light living Lord missionary Mohammed Mohammedan monks monuments Mosque mountain nations Oannes offered Osiris pagoda Parseeism Parsees passed prayers priests race religion religious represented river sacred books sacrifice sculptures sect sent Shinto Shintoism shrine soul spirits stone story Taoist teachings temple teraphim thou tion tomb tower traditions tree Vedas whole wife worship writings Zoroaster
Page 580 - Hear the sledges with the bells Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody foretells! How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, In the icy air of night! While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight...
Page 370 - Ye whose hearts are fresh and simple, Who have faith in God and Nature, Who believe that in all ages Every human heart is human, That in even savage bosoms There are longings, yearnings, strivings For the good they comprehend not, That the feeble hands and helpless, Groping blindly in the darkness, Touch God's right hand in that darkness And are lifted up and strengthened;— Listen to this simple story, To this Song of Hiawatha!
Page 75 - Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth : thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them...
Page 204 - O ! then I see Queen Mab hath been with you. She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep : Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners...
Page 120 - He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.
Page 460 - Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?" The Master said, "Is not RECIPROCITY such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Page 369 - SHOULD you ask me, whence these stories? Whence these legends and traditions, With the odors of the forest, With the dew and damp of meadows, With the curling smoke of wigwams, With the rushing of great rivers...
Page 460 - When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path. What you do not like, when done to yourself, do not do to others.
Page 538 - There is a stern round tower of other days, Firm as a fortress, with its fence of stone, Such as an army's baffled strength delays, Standing with half its battlements alone, And with two thousand years of ivy grown, The garland of eternity, where wave The green leaves over all by time o'erthrown ; — 4 What was this tower of strength? within its cave What treasure lay so lock'd, so hid? — A woman's grave.