Elegant Extracts: A Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and Entertaining Passages, from the Most Eminent Poets. : Volume I[-VI] ...
Kirk & Mercein, 22, Wall-Street., 1817 - English poetry
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Almighty angels bear behold beneath bids birth breast breath bright cause cloud dark death deep divine dread dust earth eternal ev'ry face fair fall fate fear feel fire flow future give glory grave hand happy head hear heart Heav'n hope hour human immortal King laws leave lies light live looks Lord lost mind mortal nature never night o'er once pain peace pow'r praise pride raise reason rest rise roll round sacred scene sense shade shine sight sing skies sons soon soul sound spirit spread springs stand stream strong sweet tell thee thine things thou thought thousand throne trembling truth vain vast virtue voice waste whence whole wide wild wings Wisdom wise wish
Page 239 - tis madness to defer; Next day the fatal precedent will plead ; Thus on, till wisdom is push'd out of life Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene.
Page 45 - Lo, the poor Indian ! whose untutor'd mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind; His soul, proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk, or milky way...
Page 252 - LET observation, with extensive view, Survey mankind, from China to Peru ; Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife, And watch the busy scenes of crowded life...
Page 257 - Deign on the passing world to turn thine eyes, And pause awhile from letters, to be wise; There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the jail.
Page 7 - Rising or falling still advance his praise. His praise, ye Winds, that from four quarters blow, Breathe soft or loud ; and wave your tops, ye Pines, With every plant, in sign of worship wave. Fountains, and ye that warble, as ye flow, Melodious murmurs, warbling tune his praise.
Page 41 - Vast chain of being! which from God began Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach; from Infinite to thee, From thee to Nothing. On superior...
Page 258 - The march begins, in military state, And nations on his eye suspended wait; Stern Famine guards the solitary coast, And Winter barricades the realms of Frost; He comes...
Page 143 - These, as they change, Almighty Father, these Are but the varied God. The rolling year Is full of thee.
Page 272 - FAR in a wild, unknown to public view, From youth to age a reverend hermit grew ; The moss his bed, the cave his humble cell, His food the fruits, his drink the crystal well : Remote from man, with God he pass'd the days, Prayer all his business, all his pleasure praise.
Page 144 - tis nought to me, Since God is ever present, ever felt, In the void waste as in the city full ; And where He vital breathes there must be joy.