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Page 212 - Vast chain of being! which from God began; Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach; from infinite to thee; From thee to nothing...
Page 212 - Look round our world; behold the chain of love Combining all below and all above. See plastic Nature working to this end, The single atoms each to other tend, Attract, attracted to, the next in place Form'd and impell'd its neighbour to embrace. See Matter next, with various life endued, Press to one centre still, the general good.
Page 212 - Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. And, if each system in gradation roll Alike essential to th' amazing whole, The least confusion but in one, not all That system only, but the whole must fall. Let earth unbalanc'd from her orbit fly, Planets and suns run lawless thro...
Page 232 - Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God, to which Satan is a bitter enemy ; for it removes from the heart the weight of sorrow and the fascination of evil thoughts.
Page 212 - Nothing is foreign ; parts relate to whole ; One all-extending, all-preserving, soul Connects each being, greatest with the least, Made beast in aid of man, and man of beast ; All serv'd, all serving ; nothing stands alone ; The chain holds on, and where it ends unknown.
Page 49 - ANECDOTE OF A SPANIARD. A Spanish gentleman, who had but one eye, used frequently to attend a tenniscourt, whenever any match of skill was played there. One day, the ball was so violently struck against the other eye, as in a moment to deprive him of the use of it. He bowed to the company ; and, with* See his Works, fol.
Page 237 - In comedies," observed Luther, " particularly in those of the Roman writers, the duties of the various situations of life are held out to view, and as it were reflected from a mirror. The office of parents, and the proper conduct of children, are faithfully delineated; and what to young men may be advantageous, the vices and characters of profligate women are exhibited in their true colours. Excellent lessons are given to them how they should conduct themselves towards virtuous women in courtship,...
Page 17 - Equidem beatos puto, quibus deorum munere datum est aut facere scribenda aut scribere legenda, beatissimos vero, quibus utrumque.