Holiday Rambles in Ordinary Places

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Macmillan, 1880 - 332 páginas

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Página 40 - ARISE, shine; for thy light is come, And the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And gross darkness the people: But the Lord shall arise upon thee, And his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, And kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Página 201 - The glaciers creep Like snakes that watch their prey, from their far fountains, Slow rolling on ; there, many a precipice Frost and the Sun in scorn of mortal power Have piled — dome, pyramid, and pinnacle, A city of death, distinct with many a tower And wall impregnable of beaming ice. Yet not a city, but a flood of ruin Is there, that from the boundaries of the sky Rolls its perpetual stream...
Página 240 - A little and a lone green lane That opened on a common wide; A distant, dreamy, dim blue chain Of mountains circling every side. A heaven so clear, an earth so calm, So sweet, so soft, so hushed an air; And, deepening still the dream-like charm, Wild moor-sheep feeding everywhere.
Página 310 - My stockings there I often knit My 'kerchief there I hem ; And there upon the ground I sit — I sit and sing to them. "And often after sunset, sir, When it is light and fair, I take my little porringer And eat my supper there. "The first that died was...
Página 122 - Who to the stars uncrowns his majesty, Planting his steadfast footsteps in the sea, Making the heaven of heavens his dwelling-place, Spares but the cloudy border of his base To the foil'd searching of mortality; And thou, who didst the stars and sunbeams know, Self-school'd, self-scann'd, self-honour'd, self-secure, Didst tread on earth unguess'd at.
Página 169 - Their line is gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun...
Página 176 - He made darkness his secret place : his pavilion round about him with dark water, and thick clouds to cover him. 12 At the brightness of his presence his clouds removed : hailstones and coals of fire.
Página 122 - Others abide our question. Thou art free. We ask and ask : thou smilest and art still, Out-topping knowledge.
Página 73 - Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence. As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence ! When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou earnest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
Página 123 - And thou, who didst the stars and sunbeams know, Self-school'd, self-scann'd, self-honour'd, self-secure, Didst tread on earth unguessed at. — Better so! All pains the immortal spirit must endure, All weakness which impairs, all griefs which bow, Find their sole speech in that victorious brow.

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