A Selection from the Writings of the Late Jonathan Lawrence, Junior

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Sleight & Van Norden, print., 1833 - 172 pages
 

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Page 49 - Then, kneeling down to heaven's eternal King, The saint, the father, and the husband prays; Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing, That thus they all shall meet in future days : There ever bask in uncreated rays, No more to sigh or shed the bitter tear, Together hymning their Creator's praise, In such society, yet still more dear; While circling Time moves round in an eternal sphere...
Page 3 - Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Page 52 - Is there, for honest poverty, That hangs his head, and a' that ? The coward slave — we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that ! For a
Page 158 - Look aloft !" and be firm, and be fearless of heart. If the friend who embraced in prosperity's glow, With a smile for each joy, and a tear for each woe, Should betray thee, when sorrows like clouds are arrayed, "Look aloft" to the friendship which never shall fade.
Page 159 - Look aloft" from the darkness and dust of the tomb, To that soil where " affection is ever in bloom." And, O ! when death comes in his terrors, to cast His fears on the future, his pall on the past. In that moment of darkness, with hope in thy heart, And a smile in thine eye, " look aloft,
Page 158 - If the friend who embraced in prosperity's glow, With a smile for each joy and a tear for each woe. Should betray thee when sorrows, like clouds, are arrayed. " Look aloft " to the friendship which never shall fade. Should the visions which hope spreads in light to thine eye Like the tints of the rainbow, but brighten to fly, Then turn, and, through tears of repentant regret, " Look aloft " to the sun that is never to set. Should they who are nearest and dearest thy heart — Thy friends and companions...
Page 103 - Sit perched in some lone glen, on echo calling, Mid murmuring woods, and musical waters falling. Come, sunny May ! Come with thy laughing beam, What time the lazy mist melts on the stream, Or seeks the mountain-top to meet thy ray, Ere yet the dew-drop on thine own soft flower, Hath lost its light or died beneath his power. Come, holy May ! When sunk behind the cold and western hill, His light hath ceased to play on leaf and rill, And twilight's footsteps hasten...
Page 158 - IN the tempest of life, when the wave and the gale Are around and above, if thy footing should fail, If thine eye should grow dim, and thy caution depart, " Look aloft !" and be firm, and be fearless of heart.
Page 14 - Truth, though it trouble some < minds, Some wicked minds, that are both dark and dangerous, Yet it preserves itself, comes off pure, innocent, And, like the sun, though never so eclipsed, Must break in glory.
Page 158 - Look aloft," and be firm, and be fearless of heart. If the friend who embraced in prosperity's glow, With a smile for each joy and a tear for each woe. Should betray thee when sorrows, like clouds, are arrayed, " Look aloft

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