'Verts, Or, The Three Creeds: A Novel, Volume 3

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Tinsley Bros, 1876
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Page 212 - ... How pure at heart and sound in head, With what divine affections bold Should be the man whose thought would hold An hour's communion with the dead. In vain shalt thou, or any, call The spirits from their golden day, Except, like them, thou too canst say, My spirit is at peace with all. They haunt the silence of the breast, Imaginations calm and fair, The memory like a cloudless air, The conscience as a sea at rest; But when the heart is full of din, And doubt beside the portal waits, They can...
Page 21 - There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Page 6 - Why should we faint and fear to live alone, Since all alone, so Heaven has willed, we die,* Nor even the tenderest heart, and next our own, Knows half the reasons why we smile and sigh?
Page 252 - ... other levels there rises up one Power, all the more terrible because it refuses to practise cruelty, a Power that is neither Capitalist, nor Communist, nor Fascist, nor Democratic, nor Nazi, a Power not of this world at all, but capable of inspiring the individual soul with the wisdom of the serpent and the harmlessness of the dove.
Page 296 - ... it is quite possible to have too much, even of a good thing.** A Bristol Editor' л Evening amongst the E*ciilapians.— The following amusing sketch of "Ye manners and customs of modern Esculapians," is pubIbhed in the Bristol Times, and is supposed to have been written by Mr.
Page 206 - God, man, what do you think was the first thing I did when I got back? I looked in the safe.

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