The Romance of Abelard and Heloise
Appleton, 1853 - 266 pages
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Page 178 - incline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
Page 206 - for me, but weep for yourselves, and your children; for behold the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the paps which never gave suck. Then
Page 206 - never gave suck. Then they shall begin to say to the mountains: Fall on us; and to the hills: Cover us; for if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in
Page 33 - was fulfilled the saying of Solomon,—' the locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands.' These locusts had not soared on deeds of goodness so long as they remain stiffened and frozen in their iniquity; but no sooner were they warmed by the rays of the sun of justice,
Page 146 - They live, they speak, they breathe what love inspires, "Warm from the soul, and faithful to its fires, The virgin's wish without her fears impart, Excuse the blush, and pour out all the heart, Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul, And waft a sigh from Indus to the pole.
Page 59 - There is but one temple in the world, and that is the body of Man. Nothing is holier than this high form. Bending before men is a reverence done to this Revelation in the flesh. We touch Heaven, when we lay our hand on a human body.
Page 121 - forget that sad, that solemn day. When victims at yon altar's foot we lay! Canst thou forget what tears that moment fell, When, warm in youth, I bade the world farewell? As with cold lips I kissed the sacred veil, The shrines all trembled, and the lamps grew pale; Heav'n scarce believed the conquest it
Page 178 - And I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her, but the sinner shall be taken by her.
Page 106 - No craving void left aching in the breast: Ev'n thought meets thought, ere from the lips it part, And each warm wish springs mutual from the heart, This sure Is bliss (if bliss on earth there be), And once the lot of Abelard and me,
Page 178 - Hearken unto me, therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart incline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.