A manual of astrology, or The book of the stars, by Raphael

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1828
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Page 83 - Love's world, his home, his birth-place ; Delightfully dwells he 'mong fays and talismans, And spirits, and delightedly believes Divinities, being himself divine, The intelligible forms of ancient poets, The fair humanities of old religion, The power, the beauty, and the majesty, That had their haunts in dale or piny mountains, Or forest by slow stream, or
Page 189 - ere the morning star, While thronged the citizens, with terror dumb, Or whispering with white lips—the foe ! they come! they come! Last noon beheld them full of lusty life! Last eve in beauty's circle proudly gay ! The midnight brought the signal sound of strife, The morn the marshalling in arms—the day Battle's
Page 227 - thick inlaid with patines of bright gold ! There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubim* ; Such harmony is in immortal souls.— But when the planets, In evil mixture, to disorder wander, What plagues ? and what portents ? what mutinies ? What raging of the sea
Page 237 - cruel both with wrath and tierce anger, to lay the land desolate ; and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. " For the stars of heaven, and the constellation thereof, shall not give their light: the Sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the Moon shall not cause her light to
Page 61 - now glow'd the firmament With livid sapphires : Hesperus, that led The starry host, rode brightest ; till the moon Rising in clouded majesty, at length, Apparent queen, unveil'd her peerless light, And o'er the dark her silver mantle threw.
Page 54 - As when the moon, refulgent lamp of night O'er heav'ns clear azure, spreads her sacred light; When not a breath disturbs the deep serene, And not a cloud o'ercasts the solemn scene : Around her throne the vivid planets roll, And stars unnumbered gild the glowing pole. The
Page 79 - Hither as to their fountain other stars Repairing, in their golden urns draw light, And hence the morning planet gilds her horns. By his magnetic beam he gently warms The universe, and to each inward part, With gentle penetration, though unseen, Shoots genial virtue even to the deep
Page 230 - There wanted yet the master-work, the end Of all yet done; a creature who, not prone And brute, as other creatures, but endued With sanctity of reason, might erect His stature, and upright, with front serene, Govern the rest, self knowing, and from thence
Page 216 - his blessings to his banks confin'd, But free and common as the sea or wind. When he to. boast or to disperse his stores Full of the tributes of his grateful shores, Visits the world and makes both Indies ours; So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom
Page 189 - Last noon beheld them full of lusty life! Last eve in beauty's circle proudly gay ! The midnight brought the signal sound of strife, The morn the marshalling in arms—the day Battle's

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