The Poetical Works Of The Rev Volume 2: H. H. Milman ...

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byHenry Hart Milman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...A wondrous presence? dwells not, thou blue stream, Under thy depth of waves a silent awe?--Yea, Snowdon, lift thou up in sternest pride Thy cloudy mantled brow; ye know him all, Ye know the Avenger."--" Merlin, mock not thou Thy fellow creature of the dust, the child Of sin and sorrow, with o'erlabour'd phrase, Abasing the immortal elements From their high calm indifference to sense Of our light motions. Simple truth severe Beseems the lips of age. Oh, holy famed And sage, how ill strong Wisdom's voice melts down To the faint chime of flattery."--" Poor of pride! Feeble of hope! thou seest thyself forlorn, An hunted wanderer in thy native land. I see thee clad in victory and revenge, Thy glory sailing wide on all the winds, Triumphant with thy blessings at thy feet Thy own fair Britain: Fate so freely spreads Her mystic volume to my sight."--" Oh, blind, And ignorant as blind our insect race! The mole would count the sunbeams, the blind worm Search the hid jewels in the depths of earth; And man, dim dreamer, would invade the heavens, Self-seated in the Almighty's councils read The secrets of Omniscience, yea, with gaze Familiar scrutinize the Inscrutable. I tell thee, Merlin, that the soul of man Is destiny on earth! God gave us limbs To execute, and intellect to will Or good or evil, and his unseen Spirit Our appetites of holiness, else faint And wavering, doth corroborate: hence man's deeds Of glory and of virtue all are God's. If yet this heart unwearied may bear on, Nor from its holy purpose faintly swerve, Praise be to God, its fate is pride and joy. But if, and oh the peril! it play false Its country's lofty hazard, shall it shift On wayward destiny its sloth and sin? Evil is not, where man no evil wills, And good is not, where will...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...A wondrous presence? dwells not, thou blue stream, Under thy depth of waves a silent awe?--Yea, Snowdon, lift t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217306810

ISBN - 13:9780217306812

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