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Lectures and Addresses on Literary and Social Topics
Frederick William Robertson
Vista completa - 1861
Atheism Author beautiful believe belongs better Brighton called character Chartist Christian Church Church of England Church of Rome classes cloth difference duty Early Closing Edition England English evil expression Fcap feeling felt free inquiry give hand Harriet Martineau heart heaven High Churchism honour hour human imagination India infidelity influence Institute intellectual Jane Eyre John Ruskin John William Kaye labour language lecture liberty living look Lord Metcalfe man's manly matter mean mind moral Nabal nature never noble Pantheism pass passage passion persons poem poet poetic Poetry political poor Post 8vo principle protest question rank reason religious respect Robertson Sabbath seems sense Sermons Shakspere social society soul speak spirit stand Sydney Dobell symbolism sympathy taste tell things thought tion to-night town true truth understand vols volume vote words Wordsworth young
Página 236 - Milton! thou should'st be living at this hour: England hath need of thee: she is a fen Of stagnant waters: altar, sword, and pen, Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, Have forfeited their ancient English dower Of inward happiness. We are selfish men; Oh ! raise us up, return to us again ; And give us manners, virtue, freedom, power.
Página 221 - In such access of mind, in such high hour Of visitation from the living God, Thought was not ; in enjoyment it expired. No thanks he breathed, he proffered no request; Rapt into still communion that transcends The imperfect offices of prayer and praise, His mind was a thanksgiving to the power That made him; it was blessedness and love!
Página 173 - Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful Dawn; A dancing Shape, an Image gay, To haunt, to startle, and way-lay.
Página 6 - And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory ; and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
Página 255 - It is not to be thought of that the flood Of British freedom, which, to the open sea Of the world's praise, from dark antiquity Hath flowed, " with pomp of waters, unwithstood...
Página 153 - O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength ; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.
Página 168 - Pale Hecate's offerings : and wither'd murder, Alarum'd by his sentinel, the wolf, Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace, With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design Moves like a ghost. Thou sure and firm-set earth, Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear Thy very stones prate of my where-about, And take the present horror from the time, Which now suits with it.
Página 210 - Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good: Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.