The Legendary and Poetical Remains of John Roby ...

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854 - 376 ページ

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112 ページ - When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
123 ページ - So let thy pardoning love be found. 3 O wash my soul from every sin, And make my guilty conscience clean ; Here on my heart the burden lies, And past offences pain mine eyes. 4 My lips with shame my sins confess Against thy law, against thy grace ; Lord, should thy judgment grow severe, I am condemned, but thou art clear.
109 ページ - I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
54 ページ - not like an anchorite who keeps his cell, but like one of those unholy hermits who wander about the world to see and hear wonders," and some such sense of depreciation is usually given to the phrase.
61 ページ - They talked of a distinguished living writer [Macaulay?^ ; of his style, Mr Wordsworth remarked, that every sentence seemed finished by itself, which was never the case with our best writers — that reviewing had an injurious effect on the style of a literary man, the reviewer has ever to be saying something that will tell, every sentence must be striking.. . .One other remark he made must not be forgotten; speaking of a writer whom he considered not a safe guide on account of his prejudices, he...
113 ページ - ... agency in relation to all great objects, may aggravate the impression, often so insufficient, of the absolute supremacy of God, of the total dependence of all mortal strength and effort on him, and of the necessity of maintaining habitually a devout respect to his intervention. It might promote that last attainment of a zealously good man, the resignation to be as diminutive and as imperfectly successful an agent as God pleases. I...
144 ページ - Omnipotent! HE is that friend, whose love Nor life nor death shall sever ! Eternal as yon throne above, Unchanged, endures for ever. What would'st thou more, frail fabric of the dust ; OMNIPOTENCE thy Shield ! — thy Refuge! — Trust!
82 ページ - PRAISED be the Art whose subtle power could stay Yon cloud, and fix it in that glorious shape ; Nor would permit the thin smoke to escape, Nor those bright sunbeams to forsake the day ; Which stopped that band of travellers on their way, Ere they were lost within the shady wood ; And showed the Bark upon the glassy flood For ever anchored in her sheltering bay.