Complete Poetical Works: Containing: Proverbial Philosophy, A Thousand Lines, Hactenus, Geraldine, and Miscellaneous Poems. With a Portrait of the Author

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Phillips, Sampson, 1857 - 486 pages
 

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Page 122 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you; therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me for ever.
Page 124 - And immediately I was in the spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne ; and he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone ; and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Page 122 - Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee, (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men...
Page 248 - And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple : and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin : and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.
Page 108 - For character groweth day by day, and all things aid it in unfolding ; and the bent unto good or evil may be given in the hours of infancy. Scratch the green rind of a sapling, or wantonly twist it in the soil, the scarred and crooked oak will tell of thee for centuries to come...
Page 344 - Never go gloomily, man with a mind ! Hope is a better companion than fear ; Providence, ever benignant and kind, Gives with a smile what you take with a tear ; All will be right, Look to the light, — Morning is ever the daughter of night, All that was black will be all that is bright, Cheerily, cheerily, then ! cheer up...
Page 107 - A BABE in a house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love ; A resting place for innocence on earth ; a link between angels and men...
Page 180 - There be that can forgive your ill with kind considerate pity : Count ye this for comfort, Justice hath her balances, And yet another world can compensate for all : The daily martyrdom of patience shall not be wanting of reward ; Duty is a prickly shrub, but its flower will be happiness and glory.
Page 355 - Cumberland. Since the latter date my poetic powers have been, till very lately, in a state of suspended animation. But as, in my very first conception of the tale, I had the whole present to my mind with the wholeness no less than with the liveliness of a vision, I trust that I shall be able to embody in verse the three parts yet to come in the course of the present year.
Page 192 - It beginnetb. as a little path, edged with the violet and primrose, A little path of lawny grass and soft to tiny feet : Soon, spring thistles in the way, those early griefs of school, And fruit-trees ranged on either hand show holiday delights : Anon, the rose and the mimosa hint at sensitive affection...

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