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Strana 3 - Almighty's form Glasses itself in tempests; in all time, — Calm or convulsed, in breeze, or gale, or storm, Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime Dark-heaving — boundless, endless, and sublime, The image of eternity, the throne Of the Invisible; even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.
Strana 76 - Snatch'd through the verdant maze, the hurried eye Distracted wanders; now the bowery walk Of covert close, where scarce a speck of day Falls on the lengthen'd gloom, protracted sweeps: Now meets the bending sky; the river now Dimpling along, the breezy ruffled lake, The forest darkening round, the glittering spire, Th' ethereal mountain, and the distant main.
Strana 28 - Heavens! what a goodly prospect spreads around, Of hills, and dales, and woods, and lawns, and spires, i And glittering towns, and gilded streams, till all The stretching landscape into smoke decays...
Strana 162 - Walk about Zion, and go round about her ; tell the towers thereof : mark ye well her bulwarks, and consider her palaces;" — if her elevation, it was,
Strana 162 - Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion. God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
Strana 234 - To Norman Abbey whirl'd the noble pair, — An old, old monastery once, and now Still older mansion, — of a rich and rare Mix'd Gothic, such as artists all allow Few specimens yet left us can compare Withal: it lies perhaps a little low, Because the monks preferr'da hill behind, To shelter their devotion from the wind.
Strana 47 - ... from the neatness within and without, and the more to be remarked, as many of them are rude, lowly, and time-stricken structures. The white-washed fences and walls look cleanly and carefully kept; the honey-suckle and jessamine, clustering roses and graceful laburnums, with their thick blossoms overhanging and festooning the doors and windows with sweet drapery, add a charm, so rare with us, but strongly reminding one of the cottage homes of England. With an attention all alive to the beautiful,...
Strana 83 - Certainly one of the most famous inscriptions is that marking Shakespeare's burial place: Good frend, for Jesus sake forbeare To digg the dust encloased here; . Bleste be ye man y' spares thes stones, And curst be he y' moves my bones, — But this is as much a curse as an epitaph.