Table Talk: And Other Poems

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J. Sharpe, 1817 - 204 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 194 - Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant, is a mind distress'd.
Pàgina 145 - Dubius is such a scrupulous good man ! Yes, you may catch him tripping if you can. He would not with a peremptory tone Assert the nose upon his face his own ; With hesitation admirably slow He humbly hopes, presumes, it may be so.
Pàgina 151 - He says but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock it never is at home: 'Tis like a parcel sent you...
Pàgina 196 - Nor those of learn'd philologists, who chase A panting syllable through time and space, Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark, To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah's ark ; But such as learning, without false pretence, The friend of truth, the associate of sound sense.
Pàgina 159 - That, reaching home, the night, they said, is near, We must not now be parted — sojourn here ; The new acquaintance soon became a guest, And, made so welcome at their simple feast, He...
Pàgina 68 - Since the dear hour that brought me to Thy foot, And cut up all my follies by the root, I never trusted in an arm but Thine, Nor hoped but in Thy righteousness divine...
Pàgina 133 - Tis even as if an angel shook his wings ; Immortal fragrance fills the circuit wide, That tells us whence his treasures are supplied.
Pàgina 158 - It happen'd on a solemn eventide, Soon after He that was our surety died, Two bosom friends, each pensively inclined, The scene of all those sorrows left behind, Sought their own village...
Pàgina 50 - Oh how unlike the complex works of man, Heaven's easy, artless, unencumber'd plan ! No meretricious graces to beguile, No clustering ornaments to clog the pile ; From ostentation, as from weakness, free, It stands like the cerulean arch we see, Majestic in its own simplicity. Inscribed above the portal, from afar Conspicuous as the brightness of a star, Legible only by the light they give, Stand the soul-quickening words — BELIEVE, AND LIVE.
Pàgina 42 - Diffused, make earth the vestibule of hell ; Thou fountain, at which drink the good and wise ; Thou ever-bubbling spring of endless lies ; Like Eden's dread probationary tree, Knowledge of good and evil is from thee ! No wild enthusiast ever yet could rest 470 Till half mankind were like himself possess'd.

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