The Wingless Victory

J. Lane, 1907 - 411 pàgines

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Pàgina 195 - There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Pàgina 11 - Oh, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in, the beauty of a thousand stars...
Pàgina 38 - Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant." But he knoweth not that the dead are there ; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
Pàgina 218 - Death is a fearful thing. ... to die, and go we know not where; To lie in cold obstruction and to rot; This sensible warm motion to become A kneaded clod; and the delighted spirit To bathe in fiery floods, or to reside In thrilling region of thick-ribbed ice; To be imprison...
Pàgina 226 - Are you then, sir, put out of the bill ?" , " Wouldest thou know, son, why I am so joyful ? In good faith I rejoice that I have given the devil a foul fall ; because I have with those lords gone so far that without great shame I can never go back?
Pàgina 85 - And since God occasionally magnifies and illustrates the exceeding riches of His grace by calling one, and another, at the eleventh hour, making them, after being grafted into Christ, bring forth fruit even in old age, making, so to speak, " the barren woman to keep house and be a joyful mother of children," there is no age, and no case hopeless. The words, " Is anything too hard for the Lord ? " are as applicable to the new birth of an old man as to the birth of Isaac by an old woman. So fast as...
Pàgina 408 - ... environment our race has passed into another stage; it is marked now by a passionate desire for the mastery of life — a desire, spiritualized in the highest lives, materialized in the lowest, so to mould environment that the lives to come may be shaped to our will. It is this which accounts for the curious likeness in our to-day with that of the Elizabethans; their spirit was the untamed will, but our will moves in other paths than theirs, paths beaten for our treading by the ages between.

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