The Life of Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson, Volume 1

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Longmans, Green, 1916 - 401 pagine
 

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Pagina 60 - I dimly guess what Time in mists confounds; Yet ever and anon a trumpet sounds From the hid battlements of Eternity, Those shaken mists a space unsettle, then Round the half-glimpsed turrets slowly wash again; But not ere him who summoneth I first have seen, enwound With glooming robes purpureal, cypress-crowned; His name I know, and what his trumpet saith.
Pagina 350 - God! I will pack, and take a train. And get me to England once again! For England's the one land, I know, Where men with Splendid Hearts may go...
Pagina 74 - He was pale, and worn, and thin, as though the fight was not yet half over — ah no ! — but through this pale and worn look shone infinite power, and undying love, and unquenchable resolve. The crowd fell back on every side, but when He came to me He stopped. ' Ah ! ' He said, ' is it thou ? What doest thou here 1 Knowest thou not that thou art mine?
Pagina 102 - NKXT to a sound rule of faith, there is nothing of so much consequence as a sober standard of feeling in matters of practical religion...
Pagina 359 - And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
Pagina 234 - I quite tore myself away, and could not help kissing my bed, and mantelpiece, and other parts of the house. I have been most happy there, though in a state of suspense. And there it has been that I have both been taught my way and received an answer to my prayers.
Pagina 359 - And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre ? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
Pagina 359 - For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us : therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness ; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Pagina 73 - ... forms; for the starlight was so clear that all might see ; and the dead gods, and the fauns, and the satyrs, and the old pagans, that lurked in the secret hiding-places of the ruins of the Caesars, crowded up the steps out of the Forum, and came round the outskirts of the crowd, and stood on the fallen pillars that they might see. And Castor and Pollux, that stood by their unsaddled horses at the top of the stairs, left them unheeded and came to see; and the Marsyas who stood bound broke his...
Pagina 288 - ... been introduced step by step into a new set of experiences, Christian indeed, yet amazingly worldly in their aspect; he had begun to learn that religion could transform the outer world, and affect and use for its own purposes all the pomps and glories of outward existence; he had begun to realize that there was nothing alien to God — no line of division between the Creator and the creature; and now, in one instant, he had been brought face to face again with inner realities, and had seen, as...

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