Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 71

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W. Blackwood & Sons, 1852

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Page 250 - Tell zeal it lacks devotion, Tell love it is but lust, Tell time it is but motion. Tell flesh it is but dust; And wish them not reply, For thou must give the lie.
Page 250 - Go, Soul, the body's guest, Upon a thankless arrant: Fear not to touch the best; The truth shall be thy warrant: Go, since I needs must die, And give the world the lie. Say to the court, it glows And shines like rotten wood; Say to the church, it shows What's good, and doth no good : If church and court reply, Then give them both the lie. Tell potentates, they live Acting by others...
Page 197 - The day is done; and slowly from the scene The stooping sun upgathers his spent shafts, And puts them back into his golden quiver!
Page 250 - The birds that wanton in the air Know no such liberty. When flowing cups run swiftly round With no allaying Thames...
Page 506 - THE TRUE USE OF GOLD is for paving streets, covering houses, and making culinary dishes ; and when the Saints shall have preached the Gospel, raised grain, and built up cities enough, the Lord will open up the way for a supply of gold, to the perfect satisfaction of his people. Until then, let them not be over-anxious, for the treasures of the earth are in the Lord's storehouse, and he will open the doors thereof when and where he pleases.
Page 303 - ... order; but when the high roads are broken up, and the waters out — , when a new and troubled scene is opened, and the file affords no precedent — then it is that a greater knowledge of mankind, and a far more extensive comprehension of things, is requisite than ever office gave, or than office can ever give.
Page 115 - They were men to gain whose hearts, and the hearts of their fathers, had been the aim and exultation of his life.
Page 539 - But the night-dew that falls, though in silence it weeps, Shall brighten with verdure the grave where he sleeps; And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, Shall long keep his memory green in our souls.
Page 69 - Let your women keep silence in the churches : for it is not permitted unto them to speak : but they are commanded to be under obedience, as 35 also saith the law.
Page 302 - ... some way related to the business that was to be done within it. If he was ambitious, I will say this for him, his ambition was of a noble and generous strain. It was to raise himself, not by the low pimping politics of a court, but to win his way to power, through the laborious gradations of public service; and to secure himself a well-earned rank in parliament, by a thorough knowledge of its constitution, and a perfect practice in all its business.

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