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Página 92 - us in our infancy ; Shades of the prison house begin to close Upon the growing boy ; But he beholds the light, and whence it flows He sees it in his joy. The youth who daily farther from the East Must travel, still is nature's priest, And by the vision splendid Is on his way attended. At length
Página 170 - There is not, in my opinion, a more pleasing consideration than that of the perpetual progress which the soul makes towards the perfection of its nature, without ever arriving at a period in it. To look upon the soul as going on from strength to strength, to consider that she is to shine forever with
Página 60 - 14.) And again, after John was beheaded, Jesus said to his disciples, ' Elias is come already and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed.' ' Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Página 171 - new accessions of glory and brighten to all eternity ; that she will be still adding virtue to virtue and knowledge to knowledge, carries in it something wonderfully agreeable to that ambition which is natural to the mind of man. Nay, it must be a prospect pleasing to God himself, to see his creatures
Página 161 - While all things else have rest from weariness, All things have rest, why should we toil alone ? Nor ever fold our wings And cease our wanderings. Why should we only toil, the roof and crown of things ? This is virtually the longing for Nirvana, and the
Página 60 - is come already and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed.' ' Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Página 115 - Could see a glimpse of his bright face ; When on some gilded cloud or flower My gazing soul would dwell an hour, And in those weaker glories spy Some shadows of eternity ; Before I taught my tongue to wound My conscience with a sinful sound ; Or had the black art to dispense A several sin to every sense, But felt through all this
Página 38 - Yea, in the very nature of a living spirit, it may be more possible that heaven and earth should pass away than that a single act, a single thought, should be loosened or lost from that living chain of causes to all whose links, conscious or unconscious, the free will, our only absolute Self, is