Littell's Living Age, Volume 96

Living Age Company Incorporated, 1868

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Page 517 - tis all a cheat; Yet, fooled with hope, men favour the deceit; Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay: To-morrow's falser than the former day; Lies worse, and, while it says, we shall be blest With some new joys, cuts off what we possest.
Page 213 - The strength of a chain is the strength of its weakest link, the engineers tell us," said Longworth, " and it is the same with evidence.
Page 417 - I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
Page 42 - It is woman alone through whom God's blessings arc vouchsafed to a house. She teaches the children, speeds the husband to the place of worship and instruction, welcomes him when he returns, keeps the house godly and pure, and God's blessings rest upon all these things.
Page 398 - But love's unforced obedience ; That Book and Church and Day are given For man, not God, — for earth, not heaven, — The blessed means to holiest ends, Not masters, but benignant friends ; That the dear Christ dwells not afar, The king of some remoter star, Listening, at times, with flattered ear To homage wrung from selfish fear, But here, amidst the poor and blind, The bound and suffering of our kind, In works we do, in prayers we pray, Life of our life, He lives to-day.
Page 449 - THE dews of summer night did fall, The moon (sweet regent of the sky) Silver'd the walls of Cumnor Hall, And many an oak that grew thereby.
Page 467 - ... through more than thirty years of intimacy, had lost something, and was daily losing something more of its energy. The faculties were there, and each of them was every now and then displaying itself in its full vigour ; but the sagacious judgment, the brilliant fancy, the unrivalled memory, were all subject to occasional eclipse — " Along the chords the fingers stray'd, And an uncertain warbling made.
Page 397 - God should be most where man is least: So, where is neither church nor priest, And never rag of form or creed To clothe the nakedness of need, — Where farmer-folk in silence meet, — I turn my bell-unsummoned feet...
Page 38 - And God saw all that he had made, and behold it was very good,
Page 131 - As fancy opens the quick springs of sense, We ply the memory, we load the brain, Bind rebel wit, and double chain on chain, Confine the thought, to exercise the breath, And keep them in the pale of words till death.

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