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An Address Delivered Before the Peithessophian and Philoclean Societies: Of ...
Alexander H. Everett
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abode ages Almighty already ancient Answer appear bard beauty BEGINNING Behold brilliant carried celebrated celestial character charming complete conduct course court creation daughters delight divine doubt earth employed evil existence fable fact fair faith fall fallen father feel field finally flaming friends gentlemen glory grace grand happiness heart heaven Hebrew highest hope human independent inquirer interest Jonathan language learned less light limits literary live lost mean mere mighty mind minstrel moral mountains mysterious nature never objects occasion odes once origin parents pass patriarchal philosophy Pindar places poet poetry political present problem pure race record relations Religion religious remains result rich Saul scene Scriptures song spirits splendid strain sublime temples thee things thou thought tion true truth turn understand universe various whole wisdom wonders youth
Page 18 - Dove-like, satst brooding o'er the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant: what in me is dark Illumine : what is low raise and support: That, to the height of this great argument, I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to man.
Page 25 - a flood of day. No more the rising sun shall gild the morn, Nor evening Cynthia fill her silver horn; But lost, dissolved in thy superior rays One tide of glory, one unclouded blaze O'erflow thy courts : the Light himself shall shine Revealed, and God's eternal day be thine. The seas shall waste—the skies in smoke decay,
Page 19 - swifter than eagles: they were stronger than lions. "Ye daughters of Israel! weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, who put ornaments of gold upon your apparel! " How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Oh, Jonathan! thou wast slain
Page 16 - Our highest Orpheus walked in Judea eighteen hundred years ago. His sphere-melody, flowing in wild, native tones, took captive the ravished souls of men; and being of a truth sphere-melody, still flows and sounds, though now with thousand-fold accompaniments and rich symphonies, through all our hearts and modulates and divinely leads them.
Page 6 - While proudly riding o'er the azure realm, In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes, Youth at the prow, and Pleasure at the helm.
Page 11 - intense : The rock, the vulture, and the chain: All that the proud can feel of pain ; The agony they do not show, The suffocating sense of woe, That speaks but in its loneliness,—
Page 13 - like a mother's voice to her little child, that strays bewildered, weeping in unknown tumults ;—like soft streamings of celestial music to my too exasperated heart, came that Evangile :—the universe is not dead and
Page 19 - of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, the sword of Saul returned not empty. " Saul and Jonathan were loving and pleasant in their lives, and in
Page 24 - Rise! crowned with light! imperial Salem, rise ! Exalt thy towering head, and lift thine eyes; See a long race thy