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Pagina 307 - Columbia, laborer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil...
Pagina 193 - tis not in The harmony of things, — this hard decree, This uneradicable taint of sin, This boundless upas, this all-blasting tree, Whose root is earth, whose leaves and branches be The skies which rain their plagues on men like dew — Disease, death, bondage — all the woes we see, And worse, the woes we see not — which throb through The immedicable soul, with heart-aches ever new.
Pagina 14 - But the eternal world Contains at once the evil and the cure. Some eminent in virtue shall start up, Even in perversest time : The truths of their pure lips, that never die, Shall bind the scorpion falsehood with a wreath Of ever-living flame, Until the monster sting itself to death.
Pagina 433 - ... reasoning minds are, I believe, most liable to such temptations — I mean the doctrine of the blessed Trinity. Do not start, my dear Coleridge ; I do not believe that Arnold has any serious scruples of the understanding about it, but it is a defect of his mind that he cannot get rid of a certain feeling of objections...
Pagina 8 - In 1841, in fifteen English counties, with a population of 9,569,064, there were convicted 74 instructed persons, or 1 to every 129,311 inhabitants; while the twenty-five remaining counties of England, and the whole of Wales, with a population of 6,342,661, did not among them furnish one conviction of a person who had received more than the mere elements of education.
Pagina 419 - Mount ./Etna, and that he found the heat of the ground almost insupportable. Another person having a blister applied to his head, dreamed that he was scalped by a party of Indians.
Pagina 3 - When poverty and wealth, the thirst of fame, The fear of infamy, disease, and woe, War with its million horrors, and fierce hell Shall live but in the memory of Time, Who, like a penitent libertine, shall start, Look back, and shudder at his younger years.
Pagina 434 - Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say "I think," "I am," but quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God to-day. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
Pagina 312 - And all things weigh'd in custom's falsest scale; Opinion an omnipotence, whose veil Mantles the earth with darkness, until right And wrong are accidents, and men grow pale Lest their own judgments should become too bright, And their free thoughts be crimes, and earth have too much light.
Pagina 123 - We regard its abettors as quacks and impostors; they ought to be hooted out of professional society." " The patient, alias the victim, alias the particeps criminis, is almost as bad as the operator; and even the man who reads about such performances is a leper " [October 29th, 1842]), but in spite of such opposition Dr.