The Inheritance, 第 2 卷

William Blackwood, Edinburgh: and T. Cadell, London., 1824 - 415 頁


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第 113 頁 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty! thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair : thyself how wondrous then, Unspeakable ! who sitt'st above these heavens To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works ; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
第 117 頁 - Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devout prayer to that Eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom He pleases.
第 160 頁 - How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony.
第 241 頁 - Strikes thro' their wounded hearts the sudden dread; But their hearts wounded, like the wounded air, Soon close ; where past the shaft, no trace is found. As from the wing no scar the sky retains ; The parted wave no furrow from the keel; So dies in human hearts the thought of death.
第 298 頁 - If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them...
第 133 頁 - Unrighteous Lord of Love, what law is this, That me thou makest thus tormented be, The whiles she lordeth in licentious blisse Of her freewill, scorning both thee and me ? See!
第 285 頁 - Discourse may want an animated — No — To brush the surface and to make it flow ; But still remember, if you mean to please, To press your point with modesty and ease.
第 78 頁 - ... myself, if you eat one another, I see no reason why we may not eat you. I accordingly dined on the cod with no small degree of pleasure, and have since continued to eat like the rest of mankind, returning only occasionally to my vegetable plan. How convenient does it prove to be a rational animal, that knows how to find or invent a plausible pretext for whatever it has an inclination to do.
第 76 頁 - Bright Chanticleer proclaims the dawn, And spangles deck the thorn ; The lowing herds now quit the lawn, The lark springs from the corn ; Dogs, huntsmen, round the window throng, Fleet Towler leads the cry. Arise ! the burden of my song— This day a Stag must die ! Choi-us.
第 70 頁 - Virtue requires habit and resolution of mind, as well as delicacy of sentiment ; and unfortunately the former qualities are sometimes wanting, where the latter is in the greatest perfection.