Works of the British Poets: The vision of Dante Alighieri, tr. by H.F. Cary

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Robert Walsh
Bradford, 1822
 

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Page 111 - Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance ; they had the likeness of a man.
Page 373 - Thus in the sun-thaw is the snow unseal 'd ; Thus in the winds on flitting leaves was lost The Sibyl's sentence. O eternal beam ! (Whose height what reach of mortal thought may soar?) Yield me again some little particle Of what thou then appearedst; give my tongue Power, but to leave one sparkle of thy glory, Unto the race to come, that shall not lose Thy triumph wholly, if thou waken aught Of memory in me, and endure to hear The record sound in this unequal strain.
Page 374 - On the everlasting splendour, that I look'd, While sight was unconsumed, and, in that depth, Saw in one volume clasp'd of love, whate'er The universe unfolds; all properties Of substance and of accident, beheld, Compounded, yet one individual light The whole. And of such bond methinks I saw The universal form; for that whene'er I do but speak of it, my soul dilates Beyond her proper self...
Page 349 - Is how to shine : e'en they, whose office is To preach the Gospel, let the Gospel sleep, And pass their own inventions off instead.
Page 367 - Isaac, (for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth,) it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
Page 120 - The threshold of my second age, and changed My mortal for immortal; then he left me, And gave himself to others. When from flesh To spirit I had risen, and increase Of beauty and of virtue circled me, I was less dear to him, and valued less.
Page 10 - And yet is most pretended : in a place Less warranted than this, or less secure, I cannot be, that I should fear to change it. Eye me, blest Providence, and square my trial To my proportioned strength ! Shepherd, lead on.
Page 371 - O VIRGIN mother, daughter of thy Son ! Created beings all in lowliness Surpassing, as in height above them all...
Page 371 - Here thou to us, of charity and love, Art, as the noon-day torch ; and art, beneath, To mortal men, of hope a living spring. So mighty art thou, Lady, and so great, That he, who grace desireth, and comes not To thee for aidance, fain would have desire Fly without wings.
Page 321 - I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

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