The Life of John Wilson, D.D. F.R.S.: For Fifty Years Philanthropist and Scholar in the East

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John Murray, 1878 - 652 pages

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Page viii - Wisdom and Spirit of the universe ! Thou Soul that art the eternity of thought That givest to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion, not in vain By day or star-light thus from my first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul ; Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things — With life and nature — purifying thus 410 The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline, Both...
Page 264 - Crosse he bore, The deare remembrance of his dying Lord, For whose sweete sake that glorious badge he wore, And dead, as living, ever him ador'd : Upon his shield the like was also scor'd, For soveraine hope which in his helpe he had.
Page 217 - God so loved the world as to give his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
Page 357 - In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats...
Page 590 - Each office of the social hour To noble manners, as the flower And native growth of noble mind; Nor ever narrowness or spite, Or villain fancy fleeting by, Drew in the expression of an eye, Where God and Nature met in light. And thus he bore without abuse The grand old name of gentleman, Defamed by every charlatan, And soil'd with all ignoble use.
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Page 113 - God is minded (says he, speaking of this very subject) to make his religion light unto you ; for man was created weak.
Page 348 - All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
Page 264 - To prove his puissance in battell brave Upon his foe, and his new force to learne; Upon his foe, a Dragon horrible and stearne.
Page 236 - The claims of our own language it is hardly necessary to recapitulate. It stands pre-eminent even among the languages of the West. It . abounds with works of imagination not inferior to the noblest which Greece has bequeathed to us. — with models of every species of eloquence, — with historical compositions which, considered merely as narratives, have seldom been .surpassed, and which, considered as vehicles of ethical and political instruction, have never been...

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