The Contemporary Review, Volume 5

A. Strahan, 1867

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Página 396 - Out of every corner of the woods and glynnes they came creeping forth on their hands, for their legs could not bear them ; they looked like anatomies of death, they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves ; they did eat the dead carrions, happy were they
Página 514 - God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and the weak things of the world to confound the things of the mighty, and base things of the world
Página 200 - assimilating to their own nature all other thoughts, and which form new intervals and interstices, whose void for ever craves fresh food. Poetry strengthens the faculty which is the organ of the moral nature of man in the same manner as exercise strengthens the limb.
Página 503 - Thou ever find, No pride in my unruffled mind, But faith and heaven-born peace be there ! " A patient, a victorious mind, That life and all things casts behind, Springs forth obedient to Thy call ; A heart that no desire can move, But still to adore, believe, and love, Give me, my Lord, my Life, my All
Página 200 - action, or person, not our own. A man to be greatly good must imagine intensely and comprehensively ; he must put himself in the place of another, and of many others ; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. The great instrument of moral good is the imagination, and poetry ministers to the effect by acting on the cause. Poetry enlarges the circumference of
Página 508 - O happy day that fixed my choice On Thee, my Saviour and my God ! Well may this glowing heart rejoice, And toll its raptures all abroad,
Página 438 - Peter, -wrote down accurately everything that he remembered, -without however recording in order what was either said or done by Christ. For neither did he hear the Lord, nor did he follow Him ; but afterwards, as I said, [attended] Peter, who adapted his instructions to the needs [of his hearers]
Página 361 - There is need for the further warning, " A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape." If now it be asked why, if acknowledged writing would be attended
Página 157 - read, and lectures he endured, And homilies, and lives of all the saints ; To Jerome and to Chrysostom inured, He did not take such studies for restraints. But how faith is acquired, and then insured, So well not one of the aforesaid paints As Saint Augustine in his fine Confessions, Which make the reader envy his

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