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" Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting, The soul that rises with us our life's star has had elsewhere its setting And cometh from afar... "
About in the World: Essays by the Author of "The Gentle Life". - Page 2
by James Hain Friswell - 1864 - 312 pages
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 108

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Henry Reeve, Harold Cox - 1858
...philosophical poet's revelation concerning the individual spirit of man : — ' The soul that rises in us, our life's star, Has had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar : . . . . Heaven lies about us in our infancy ! ' But he appears to forget that the theory thus...
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Dashes at life with a free pencil, Volume 2

Nathaniel Parker Willis - 1845
...REVELATION OF A PREVIOUS LIFE. ' Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The soul that rises in us, our life's star, Has had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar." WORDSWOHTH. THE death of a lady, in a foreign land, leaves me at liberty to narrate the circumstances...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 48

American periodicals - 1856
...sad music of humanity,' Wordsworth, resound : ' OUR birth is but a sleep end a forgetting : The soul that rises with us, our life's star Has had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar. Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come,...
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Esther: The Hebrew-Persian Queen

William Anderson Scott - Bible - 1859 - 353 pages
...at once said "This maiden shall be my queen, and Esther shall be her name." " The soul that rises in us, our life's star, Has had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar. Heaven lies about us in our infancy." 3. In the discovery of the conspiracy and the entering...
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Esther: The Hebrew-Persian Queen

William Anderson Scott - Bible - 1859 - 353 pages
...at once said "This maiden shall be my queen, and Esther shall be her name." " The soul that rises in us, our life's star, Has had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar. Heaven lies about us in our infancy." 3. In the discovery of the conspiracy and the entering...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 74

Edward Everett Hale - 1863
...doctrine of the Platonists, that " Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting ; The soul that rises in us, our life's star, Has had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar." It was Henry More's opinion that the pre-existence of the soul was a tenet for which there are many plausible...
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About in the world, essays, by the author of 'The gentle life'.

James Hain Friswell - 1864
...preach its last dark sermon from the gallows. Who knows ? No one ; least of all the innocent babe—its chief portion of life given to sleep ; its little...can to make her foster child" learn the first of her laws—self-preservation, selfknowledge, and first of all, self-existence. As a child grows up he differs...
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Aids to devotion; or, Religious readings in the order of the natural and the ...

Goodwyn Barmby - Devotional calendars - 1865 - 239 pages
...promise in opening heavens. There has been " a sleep and a forgetting," and "The soul that riseth in us, our life's star, Has had elsewhere its setting And cometh from afar" — and now again it is youthful — possesses new energies — has a new race to run. Youth...
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Christianity and Greek Philosophy: Or, The Relation Between Spontaneous and ...

Benjamin Franklin Cocker - Christianity - 1870 - 531 pages
...instinctive and proleptic yearnings for its return. "Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The soul that rises with us, our life's star, Has had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar, Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory, do we...
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Doctors and Patients: Or, Anecdotes of the Medical World and Curiosities of ...

John Timbs - Medicine - 1873 - 288 pages
...that fine poem where he says — Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. The soul that rises in us, our life's star, Has had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar. With all respect for the doctrine of a previous existence, it appears to us that the sensation...
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