A Selection from the Writings of Henry R. Cleveland: With a Memoir

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Freeman and Bolles, 1844 - 384페이지
 

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170 페이지 - Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us. For Thou only art holy ; Thou only art the Lord ; Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
106 페이지 - ... nature, without the strength of nerve which forms a hero, sinks beneath a burden which it cannot bear and must not cast away. All duties are holy for him; the present is too hard. Impossibilities have been required of him ; not in themselves impossibilities, but such for him. He winds, and turns, and torments himself; he advances and recoils ; is ever put in mind, ever puts himself in mind ; at last does all but lose his purpose from his thoughts ; yet still without recovering his peace of mind.
326 페이지 - Before all temples the upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: what in me is dark Illumine; what is low, raise and support; That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men.
105 페이지 - There is an oak-tree planted in a costly jar, which should have borne only pleasant flowers in its bosom; the roots expand, the jar is shivered. A lovely, pure, noble and most moral nature, without the strength of nerve which forms a hero, sinks beneath a burden which it cannot bear and must not cast away.
220 페이지 - To imitate the fictions and sentiments of Spenser can incur no reproach, for allegory is perhaps one of the most pleasing vehicles of instruction. But I am very far from extending the same respect to his diction or his stanza.
217 페이지 - For the rest, his obsolete language, and the ill choice of his stanza, are faults but of the second magnitude ; for, notwithstanding the first, he is still intelligible, at least after a little practice; and for the last, he is the more to be admired, that...
210 페이지 - And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
29 페이지 - ... consists in nothing but the attempt to give perfection to the human race. It is thus an image of human nature itself; endowed with a miserable foresight and bound down to a narrow existence, without an ally and with nothing' to oppose to the combined and inexorable powers of nature, but an unshaken will, and the consciousness of elevated claims.
265 페이지 - Over the hill and over the dale, And he went over the plain, And backward and forward he switched his long tail As a gentleman switches his cane.
220 페이지 - His stanza is at once difficult and unpleasing ; tiresome to the ear by its uniformity, and to the attention by its length. It was at first formed in imitation of the Italian poets, without due regard to the genius of our language. The Italians have little variety of termination, and were forced to contrive such...

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