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" I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing ; for it makes life a discipline of goodness — creates new hopes, when all earthly hopes vanish ; and throws over the decay, the destruction of existence, the most gorgeous of all lights... "
A Discourse on the Life and Character of the Reverend John Thornton Kirkland ... - Page 17
by Alexander Young - 1840 - 104 pages
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Salmonia: Or, Days of Fly Fishing, in a Series of Conversations, with Some ...

Sir Humphry Davy - Electronic book - 1828 - 273 pages
...example of our Saviour, who expelled the traders from the temple even by violence. PHYS. — I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others; not...of everlasting joys, where the sensualist and the sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair! *. ' .*..'.:. , SIXTH DAY. HALIEUS —...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volumes 38-39

1828
...I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others ; not genius, power, wit, or fancy : but, if 1 could choose what would be most delightful, and, I...of everlasting joys, where the sensualist and the sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair!' — p. 136. We might quote other passages,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 38

English literature - 1828
...divinity : makes an instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent to paradise ; and, far ahove all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most...of everlasting joys, where the sensualist and the sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair!' — p. 136. We might quote other passages,...
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Spirit of the English Magazines

1829
...such feelings as are exhibited in the following sentence, which also occurs in iSalmonia. " I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others ; not...of everlasting joys, where the sensualist and the sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair !" Few of those whose fame and fortune are...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Volume 14

Great Britain - 1830
...at last, as it were, becomes lost and mingled with the mighty abyss of waters." Again : — " I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others ; not...of everlasting joys, where the sensualist and the sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair !" How beautiful is the following passage,...
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The Annual Biography and Obituary, Volume 14

Great Britain - 1830
...at last, as it were, becomes lost and mingled with the mighty abyss of waters." Again : — " I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others ; not...of everlasting joys, where the sensualist and the sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair ! " How beautiful is the following passage,...
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National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages of ..., Volume 1

William Jerdan - Great Britain - 1830
...me, I should prefer a firm religious belief, to every other blessing ; for it makes life a thorough discipline of goodness ; creates new hopes, when all...of everlasting joys, where the sensualist and the sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair." Sir Humphry's published works, besides...
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On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening

Samuel Felton - Gardeners - 1830 - 221 pages
...earthly hopes vanish ; and throws over the decay, the destruction of existence, the most gorgeous of lights; awakens life even in death, and from corruption...of everlasting joys, where the sensualist and the sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair!" 108 He left two sons, Jacob and Tillemant....
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The Life of Sir Humphry Davy, Bart

John Ayrton Paris - Davy, Humphry - 1831
...better state of existence. " I envy," says he, " no quality of the mind or intellect in others ; be it genius, power, wit, or fancy: but if I could choose...of everlasting joys, where the sensualist and the sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair !" While describing an animated scene of...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 11

1831
...me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing ; for it makes life a thorough discipline of goodness ; creates new hopes, when all...everlasting joys, — where the sensualist and the sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and -despair. — Sir Humphrey Davy. If calamities befall...
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