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Page 280 - Blessed be the Lord God of Israel: for he hath visited, and redeemed his people ; And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us ; in the house of his servant David ; As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets; which have been since the world began...
Page 464 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present — advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 173 - Twas I must rise, and with creative word Assemble forces in the desolate camps. I did it. Like a god of war my name Went through the world. The drum was beat; and, lo...
Page 237 - And when they saw Him they were amazed : and His mother said unto Him, Son, why hast Thou thus dealt with us ? behold Thy father and I have sought Thee sorrowing.
Page 401 - For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not : lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults...
Page 299 - Hadst thou not Greek enough to understand thus much: The end of Man is an Action, and not a Thought, though it were the noblest?
Page 170 - His marvellous preservation had transformed him. Thenceforth he held himself for an exempted And privileged being, and, as if he were Incapable of dizziness or fall, He ran along the unsteady rope of life. But now our destinies drove us asunder : He paced with rapid step the way of greatness, Was Count, and Prince, Duke-regent, and Dictator. And now is all, all this too little for him ; He stretches forth his hands for a king's crown, And plunges in unfathomable ruin.
Page 65 - A few only of his sayings have reached us, and these, as might be expected, are rather things which he had chanced to coat over with some sarcasm or epigram that tended to preserve them ; they consequently are far from giving an idea of his habitual pleasantry and the gaiety of thought which generally pervaded his speeches.
Page 488 - Shortly before boarding, an incident occurred which, by those who have never been placed in similar circumstances, may be thought too absurd for notice. Knowing that the final struggle would be a desperate one, and calculating on the superstitious wonder which forms an element in the Spanish character, a portion of our crew were ordered to blacken their faces, and what with this and the excitement of combat, more ferocious-looking objects could scarcely be imagined.
Page 61 - But Lord North, with yet more admirable presence of mind, mixed with pleasantry, rose immediately and said, ' I rise to speak to that motion ;' and, as his reason for opposing it, stated his resignation and the dissolution of the Ministry. The House, satisfied, became impatient, and after some ineffectual efforts of speakers on both sides to procure a hearing, an adjournment took place. Snow was falling, and the night tremendous. All the members' carriages were dismissed, and Mrs.