Studies in Modernism
Smith, Elder & Company, 1913 - Modernism - 468 pages
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Page 222 - More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Both for themselves and those who call them friend? For so the whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
Page 146 - Je jure et promets à Dieu, sur les saints Évangiles, de garder obéissance et fidélité au gouvernement établi par la constitution de la République française. Je promets aussi de n'avoir aucune intelligence, de n'assister à aucun conseil, de n'entretenir aucune ligue, soit au dedans, soit au dehors, qui soit contraire à la tranquillité publique; et si, dans mon diocèse ou ailleurs, j'apprends qu'il se trame quelque chose au préjudice de l'État, je le ferai savoir au gouvernement.
Page 328 - O that thy creed were sound ! For thou dost soothe the heart, Thou Church of Rome, By thy unwearied watch and varied round Of service, in thy Saviour's holy home.
Page 231 - ... fables in England, concerning ghosts and spirits, and the feats they play in the night. And if a man consider the original of this great ecclesiastical dominion, he will easily perceive that the Papacy is no other than the ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.
Page 206 - Your comrades chase e'en now the fliers, And, but for you, possess the field. For while the tired waves, vainly breaking, Seem here no painful inch to gain, Far back, through creeks and inlets making, Comes silent, flooding in, the main. And not by eastern windows only, When daylight comes, comes in the light; In front, the sun climbs slow, how slowly, But westward, look, the land is bright.
Page 292 - Behold. I have put my words in thy mouth : see, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, and to destroy and to overthrow ; to build, and to plant.
Page 361 - The world only grows better, even in the moderate degree in which it does grow better, because people wish that it should, and take the right steps to make it Iwttrr. Evolution is not a force, but a process; not a cause, but a law.
Page 276 - ... from the nature of the human mind, time is necessary for the full comprehension and perfection of great ideas; and that the highest and most wonderful truths, though communicated to the world once for all by inspired teachers, could not be comprehended all at once by the recipients, but, as being received and transmitted by minds not inspired and through media which were human, have required only the longer time and deeper thought for their full elucidation.
Page 370 - It makes all the difference in the world whether we put Truth in the first place or in the second place.
Page 134 - Things are what they are, and their consequences will be what they will be; why then should we desire to be deceived?