The Recreations of Christopher North [pseud.].

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Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1859
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Page 188 - In regions mild of calm and serene air, Above the smoke and stir of this dim spot Which men call Earth, and, with low-thoughted care.
Page 198 - These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins; these are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb.
Page 197 - Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale, Yet will I fear none ill ; For thou art with me ; and thy rod And staff me comfort still.
Page 198 - Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. 9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
Page 184 - Contemplative piety, or the intercourse between God and the human soul, cannot be poetical; Man, admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer.
Page 151 - That, in the merry months o' spring, Delighted me to hear thee sing, What comes o
Page 25 - ... so a Scotch mist becomes a shower — and a shower a flood— and a flood a storm — and a storm a tempest—- and a tempest thunder and lightning — and thunder and lightning heaven-quake and earth-quake — till the heart of poor wee Kit quaked, and almost died within him in the desert.
Page 109 - The silence that is in the starry sky. The sleep that is among the lonely hills. In him the savage virtue of the Race, Revenge, and all ferocious thoughts were dead: Nor did he change ; but kept in lofty place The wisdom which adversity had bred. Glad were the vales, and every cottage hearth; The Shepherd-lord was honoured more and more; And, ages after he was laid in earth, " The good Lord Clifford
Page 221 - Small, green plats, where those creatures nibble the wild flowers, became now more frequent ; trodden lines, almost as easy as sheep-paths, showed that the dam had not led her young into danger; and now the brush-wood dwindled...
Page 198 - The same that won Eve's matron smile In the world's opening glow. The stars of heaven a course are taught Too high above our human thought ; Ye may be found if ye are sought, And as we gaze, we know.

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