The Brothers, a Monody; and Other Poems
Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1820 - 119 pages
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Page 119 - The stars of midnight shall be dear To her; and she shall lean her ear In many a secret place Where rivulets dance their wayward round, And beauty born of murmuring sound Shall pass into her face.
Page 119 - Thus nature spake— the work was done — How soon my Lucy's race was run ! She died, and left to me This heath, this calm and quiet scene ; The memory of what has been, And never more will be.
Page 114 - Sacred to neatness and repose — th' alcove, The chamber, or refectory, — may die : A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so w.hen, held within their proper bounds And guiltless of offence, they range the air, Or take their pastime in the spacious field : There they are privileged; and he that hunts Or harms them there is guilty of a wrong, Disturbs th...
Page 102 - If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.
Page 102 - For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ ; which is far better : nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
Page 99 - Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear Compels me to disturb your season due : For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer : Who would not sing for Lycidas ? he knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme. He must not float upon his watery bier Unwept, and welter to the parching wind, Without the meed of some melodious tear.
Page 114 - Tell ye, and bring them near; Yea, let them take counsel together: Who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? Have not I the Lord ? and there is no God else beside me; A just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: For I am God, and there is none else.
Page 114 - Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things ; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone ; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself...
Page 117 - Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. " The Father of mercies and the God of all comfort".
Page 119 - And the Lord shall be King over all the earth : in that day shall there be one Lord, and His name one.