Lessons for the Day

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Watts & Company, 1907 - 226 էջ
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Էջ 201 - A SUBTLE chain of countless rings The next unto the farthest brings ; The eye reads omens where it goes, And speaks all languages the rose ; And, striving to be man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form.
Էջ 206 - Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not : eyes have they, but they see not : They have ears, but they hear not...
Էջ 190 - I would not enter on my list of friends (Though graced with polished manners and fine sense Yet wanting sensibility) the man Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.
Էջ 218 - I have done : and if any blames me, Thinking that merely to touch in brevity The topics I dwell on, were unlawful ; Or worse, that I trench with undue levity On the bounds of the holy and the awful...
Էջ 38 - Prayer is the burden of a sigh ; The falling of a tear, The upward glancing of an eye, When none but God is near.
Էջ 2 - If we will look at things, and not merely at words, we shall soon see that the scientific man has a theology and a God, a most impressive theology, a most awful and glorious God. I say that man believes in a God who feels himself in the presence of a Power which is not himself and is immeasurably above himself, a Power in the contemplation of which he is absorbed, in the knowledge of which he finds safety and happiness. And such now is Nature to the scientific man.
Էջ 85 - Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt? The debt shall be paid, said Crito; is there anything else?
Էջ 146 - Mark it, my diabolic friends, I mean to lay leather on the backs of you, collars round the necks of you ; and will teach you, after the example of the gods, that this world is not your inheritance, or glad to see you in it.
Էջ 129 - ... destroy the wheat that was going to Mecca. After having spent great part of the afternoon in upbraiding the camel, whose measure of iniquity, it seems, was near full, each man thrust him through with a lance, devoting him, diis...
Էջ 93 - Nay, speak not comfortably to me of death, oh great Odysseus. Rather would I live on ground as the hireling of another, with a landless man who had no great livelihood, than bear sway among all the dead that be departed.

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