Tho Material, why Not Immortal?

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R. G. Badger, 1921 - Всего страниц: 69
 

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Стр. 68 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Стр. 67 - And so beside the Silent Sea I wait the muffled oar ; No harm from Him can come to me On ocean or on shore. I know not where His islands lift Their fronded palms in air ; I only know I cannot drift Beyond His love and care.
Стр. 68 - Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction ? 'Tis the divinity that stirs within us; 'Tis Heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man.
Стр. 27 - The air itself is one vast library, on whose pages are forever written all that man has ever said or woman whispered.
Стр. 60 - ... that Nature makes no leaps is far from true. Nature's habit is to make prodigious leaps, but only after long preparation. Slowly rises the water in the tank, inch by inch through many a weary hour, until at length it overflows and straightway vast systems of machinery are awakened into rumbling life. Slowly grows the eccentricity of the ellipse as you shift its position in the cone, and still the nature of the curve is not essentially varied, when suddenly, presto ! one more little shift, and...
Стр. 62 - But O for the touch of a vanished hand. And the sound of a voice that is still!
Стр. 68 - It must be so,—Plato, thou reasonest well! This longing after immortality? Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, Or whence this secret dread and inward horror Or falling into naught?
Стр. 55 - we find no vestige of a beginning and no prospect of an end...
Стр. 63 - The idea of a future life is supported by not a single fact, while there is much evidence against it.

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