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Page 107 - And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
Page 295 - E'EN as the bird, who midst the leafy bower Has, in her nest, sat darkling through the night, With her sweet brood; impatient to descry Their wished looks, and to bring home their food, In the fond quest unconscious of her toil: She, of the time prevenient, on the spray, That overhangs their couch, with wakeful gaze Expects the sun; nor ever, till the dawn, Removeth from the east her eager ken...
Page 359 - O VIRGIN mother, daughter of thy Son ! Created beings all in lowliness Surpassing, as in height above them all...
Page 273 - The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it : because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
Page 39 - And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost...
Page 311 - 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.
Page 337 - 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 270 - Round through the vast profundity obscure ; And said, 'Thus far extend, thus far thy bounds, This be thy just circumference, O world!
Page 361 - 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.