Lectures

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Woolmer, 1882 - Protestants - 479 pages
The prophet of Horeb, his life and its lessons. -- John Bunyan. -- Macaulay. -- Wilberforce, his life, work, and fellow-workmen. -- The Huguenots. -- Wesley and his times. -- Daniel in Babylon. -- Florence and some notable Florentines. -- The connexion between science, literature, and religion. -- The men of the "Mayflower."
 

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Page 189 - O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Page 107 - And the Raven, never flitting, Still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas Just above my chamber door : And his eyes have all the seeming Of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamplight o'er him streaming Throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow That lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted — nevermore...
Page 174 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Page 194 - Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining...
Page 86 - And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
Page 444 - But present still, though now unseen, When brightly shines the prosperous day, Be thoughts of THEE a cloudy screen To temper the deceitful ray. And...
Page 196 - The storm has gone over me ; and I lie like one of those old oaks which the late hurricane has scattered about me. I am stripped of all my honours ; I am torn up by the roots, and lie prostrate on the earth ! There, and prostrate there, I most unfeignedly recognise the divine justice, and in some degree submit to it.
Page 443 - The quality of mercy is not strain'd, — It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath : it is twice bless'd, — It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes : 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest : it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown...
Page 226 - They are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak; They are slaves who will not choose Hatred, scoffing and abuse, Rather than in silence shrink From the truth they needs must think: They are slaves who dare not be In the right with two or three.
Page 159 - Tiber! father Tiber! To whom the Romans pray, A Roman's life, a Roman's arms Take thou in charge this day!" So he spake, and speaking, sheathed The good sword by his side, And with his harness on his back Plunged headlong in the tide.

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