Sacred History of the World Attempted to be Philosophically Considered in a Series of Letters to a Son, Volume 2

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Pagina 29 - I do not know what I may appear to the world ; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Pagina 223 - O joy ! that in our embers Is something that doth live, That nature yet remembers What was so fugitive...
Pagina 281 - Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
Pagina 223 - There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore; — Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
Pagina 284 - And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering...
Pagina 518 - Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham ; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
Pagina 224 - But for those first affections, Those shadowy recollections, Which, be they what they may, Are yet the fountain light of all our day, Are yet a master light of all our seeing...
Pagina 240 - O'er moor and mountain green, O'er the red streamer that heralds the day, Over the cloudlet dim, Over the rainbow's rim, Musical cherub, soar, singing, away! Then, when the gloaming comes, Low in the heather blooms Sweet will thy welcome and bed of love be! Emblem of happiness, Blest is thy dwelling-place, — Oh, to abide in the desert with thee ! JAMES HOGG To the Cuckoo O BLITHE new-comer!
Pagina 210 - For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream : Then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, And be dandled upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you ; And ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
Pagina 210 - When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

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