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" What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's. isle ; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile : In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown : The heathen in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 254
1926
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Book of the Poets: The Modern Poets of the Nineteenth Century

American poetry - 1862 - 490 pages
...the spicy breezes Blow soft on Ceylon's isle, Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile; In vain with lavish kindness, The gifts of God are...heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. Shall we whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high, Shall we to man benighted The lamp of life...
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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church ...

Methodist Episcopal Church - Hymns, English - 1842 - 616 pages
...spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle ; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile : In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are...heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone. 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high, Shall we to men benighted The lamp of...
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Book of the Poets: The Modern Poets of the Nineteenth Century

American poetry - 1842 - 490 pages
...the spicy bree/.ts Blow soft on Ceylon's isle, Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile; In vain with lavish kindness, The gifts of God are...strown, The heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood aud stone. Shall we whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high, Shall we to man benighted The...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1842
...passed through some very abundant crops of rice ; I thought of Heber's hymn, "In vain, with lavished kindness The gifts of God are strown, The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone." We had a large congregation, hut some brahmins, connected with a temple near which we were standing,...
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The Missionary repository for youth, and Sunday school missionary ..., Volume 4

1842
...spicy breezes, Blow soft o'er Ceylon's Isle, Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile ; In vain, with lavish kindness, The gifts of God are strown, The heathen, in their blindness, Bow down to wood and stone." The frontispiece represents a native priest of Kandy....
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Psalms and Hymns, Selected for Use in the Services of the Church. Compiled ...

Edward TOTTENHAM - Hymns, English - 1843 - 250 pages
...the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle, Though ev'ry prospect pleases, And only man is vile ! In vain, with lavish kindness, The gifts of God are...heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high ; Shall we to men benighted The lamp of...
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Hymns Selected from Various Authors with a Key of Musical Expression

Samuel Worcester - Hymns, English - 1843 - 287 pages
...the spicy breezes Blow soft o er Ceylon s isle, Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile ; In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are...heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. —3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high, Shall we to men benighted The lamp...
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Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private, and Public Worship in the ...

Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. - Bible - 1843 - 564 pages
...the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle, Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile; In vain with lavish kindness, The gifts of God are...heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high, Shall we, to jjaen benighted, The lamp...
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Church Psalmist; Or, Psalms and Hymns for the Public, Social, and Private ...

Bible - 1847 - 652 pages
...Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle, — — Though every prospect pleases, > And only man is vile? — — In vain, with lavish kindness, The gifts of God are...heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone. 8 Shall we, whose souls are lighted ^ With wisdom from on high, — Shall we, to men benighted, The...
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Pastor's Testimony

John Alonzo Clark - 1843 - 240 pages
...the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile : In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are...heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone." It is true that the people around me were not avowed heathen, and did not literally bow down before...
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