Oxford Prize Poems: Being a Collection of Such English Poems as Have at Various Times Obtained Prizes in the University of Oxford

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J. Parker, 1810 - 169 páginas
 

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Página 98 - And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 'And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Página 96 - And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.
Página 83 - And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither : so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
Página 70 - Where now thy might, which all those kings subdued ? No martial myriads muster in thy gate ; No suppliant nations in thy Temple wait ; No prophet bards, thy glittering courts among, Wake the full lyre, and swell the tide of song : But lawless Force, and meagre Want is there, And the quick-darting eye of restless Fear ; While cold Oblivion, 'mid thy ruins laid, Folds his dank wing beneath the ivy shade.
Página 84 - And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good ; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Página 98 - Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones : Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you and ye shall live, and I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live, and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
Página 98 - To highest heaven he lifts his kingly hand, And treads at once the ocean and the land ; And hark ! his voice amid the thunder's roar, His dreadful voice ! that time shall be no more ! Lo ! cherub hands the golden courts prepare ; Lo ! thrones...
Página 88 - E'en they, when, high above the dusty fight, Their burning Temple rose in lurid light, To their loved altars paid a parting groan, And in their country's woes forgot their own. As 'mid the cedar courts, and gates of gold, The trampled ranks in miry carnage roll'd, To save their Temple every hand essay'd, And with cold fingers grasp'd the feeble blade : Through their torn veins reviving fury ran, And life's last anger warm'd the dying man ! But heavier far the fetter'd captives...
Página 55 - Britannia's sons; — but when o'erthrown, More keen and fierce the flame of freedom shone. Ye woods, whose cold and lengthen'd tracts of shade Rose on the day when sun and stars were made ; Waves of Lodore, that from the mountain's brow Tumble your flood, and shake the vale below ; Majestic Skiddaw, round whose trackless steep Mid the bright sunshine darksome tempests sweep : To you the patriot fled ; his native land He spurn'd, when proffer'd by a conqueror's hand ; In you to roam at large ; to...
Página 75 - So when, deep sinking in the rosy main, The western sun forsakes the Syrian plain, His watery rays refracted lustre shed. And pour their latest light on Carmel's head. Yet shines your praise, amid surrounding gloom. As the lone lamp that trembles in the tomb; For few the souls that spurn a tyrant's chain, And small the bounds of freedom's scanty reign. As the poor outcast on the cheerless wild, Arabia's parent, clasped her fainting child, And wandered near the roof, no more her home. Forbid to linger,...

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