The Life of Reginald Heber, Volume 1

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Protestant Episcopal Press, 1830 - Anglican Communion

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Page 386 - What is it then ? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also : I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
Page 389 - Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves ; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female...
Page 389 - Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not : for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
Page 442 - Their chorus of rapture sung jovial and loud, From the soft vernal sky to the soft grassy ground There was beauty above me, beneath, and around. The mild southern breeze brought a shower from the hill, And yet though it left me all dripping and chill, I felt a new pleasure as onward I sped, To gaze where the rainbow gleamed broad overhead.
Page 517 - With life all other passions fly, All others are but vanity. In heaven ambition cannot dwell, Nor avarice in the vaults of hell ; Earthly these passions of the earth, They perish where they have their birth ; But love is indestructible.
Page 31 - Heber's recitation, like that of all poets whom we have heard recite, was altogether untrammelled by the critical laws of elocution, which were not set at defiance, but either by the poet unknown or forgotten ; and there was a charm in his somewhat melancholy voice, that occasionally faltered, less from a feeling of the solemnity and even grandeur of the scene, of which he was himself the conspicuous object — though that feeling did suffuse his pale, ingenuous, and animated countenance — than...
Page 483 - So tranquil in the heavens above, So restless in the wave below. Thus heavenly hope is all serene, But earthly hope, how bright soe'er, Still fluctuates o'er this changing scene, As false and fleeting as 'tis fair.
Page 348 - Him with ditties of embraces and passion, or in language which it would be disgraceful in an earthly sovereign to endure ? Such expressions, it is said, are taken from Scripture ; but even if the original application, which is often doubtful, were clearly and unequivocally ascertained, yet, though the collective Christian Church may...
Page 26 - Cheshire connections, and through the long residence of my brother, introduced to a great many people, and this has, of course, produced very numerous parties ; but, I assure you, I shall preserve my character for sobriety : no man is obliged to drink more than he pleases, nor have I seen any of that spirit of playing tricks on freshmen, which we are told were usual forty or fifty years ago at the universities — Vale; si possis, veni.
Page 393 - He thought that the strictness which made no distinction between things blamable only in their abuse and the practices which were really immoral, was prejudicial to the interests of true religion ; and on this point his opinion remained unchanged to the last. His own life, indeed, was a proof that amusements so participated in may be perfectly harmless, and no way interfere with any religious or moral duty.

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