Brambles And Bay Leaves; Essays On The Homely And The Beautiful: essays on the homely and the…

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byJames Shirley Hibberd

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872. Excerpt: ... u Tbe common, the terrestrial, thou may'st sue, With serviceable cunning knit together, The nearest with the nearest; and therein I trust thee and believe thee I But whate'er. Full of mysterious import, Nature weaves And fashions in the depths--the spiiit's ladder, That from thin gross and visible world of dust;' Kven to the starry world, with thousand round!/.TM' Builds itself up; on which the unseen powers Move up and down on heavenly ministries--The circles in the circles, that approach The central sun with ever-narrowing orbit--These bee the glance aloue,the unsealed eye. Schilter'i Piccolomin PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION. Though somewhat miscellaneous in subject, the reader will perceive a consonance of purpose in the various Essays contained in this volume. The papers were written at various times during the intervals of severe, though not uncongenial duties, and are but several expressions of the same sentiment That sentiment is the love of Nature, and more especially of that portion of Nature which is represented in the out-door life of " green things," embodying, as they do, a thousand suggestions of their relations to the life of man, closely woven and encircled as he is by a network of beauty, which gives a joy to his calmer hours, and enables him to perceive, both by reason and analogy, his position in the general scheme of creation. If the love of simple things does no more for us than to quicken our perceptions, and enlarge the circle of our pleasures, it is certainly a love which, in that direction, exalts us, and gives us many whisperings of the greatness of the Power under whose control the worlds perform their ceaseless march, and the seasons observe the times appointed them. If we can now and then turn aside from the common-place of da...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872. Excerpt: ... u Tbe common, the terrestrial, thou may'st sue, With serviceable cunning knit together, The nearest with the nearest; and ther...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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