Samuel Drew ... the self-taught Cornishman, by his eldest son

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Ward and Company, 1861 - 304 pages

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Page 200 - The breezy call of incense-breathing morn, The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed, The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing horn, No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed.
Page 48 - Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly, and said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me: out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
Page 301 - The good and evil of Eternity are too ponderous for the wings of wit; the mind sinks under them in passive helplessness, content with calm belief and humble adoration.
Page 222 - The livelong night : nor these alone whose notes Nice-fingered art must emulate in vain, But cawing rooks, and kites that swim sublime In still repeated circles, screaming loud, The jay, the pie, and even the boding owl That hails the rising moon, have charms for me. Sounds inharmonious in themselves and harsh, Yet heard in scenes where peace for ever reigns And only there, please highly for their sake.
Page 259 - That there shall be a resurrection both of the just and of the unjust.
Page 185 - Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts ; and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Page 80 - Had a pistol been fired off at my ear, I could not have been more dismayed or confounded. I dropped my work, saying to myself, ' True, true ! but you shall never have that to say of me again.
Page 274 - Let not this weak, unknowing hand Presume thy bolts to throw. And 'deal damnation round the land. On each I judge thy foe.
Page 66 - This book set all my soul to think, to feel, and to reason, from all without, and from all within. It gave the first metaphysical turn to my mind ; and I cultivated the little knowledge of writing which I had acquired, in order to put down my reflections. It awakened me from my stupor, and induced me to form a resolution to abandon the grovelling views which I had been accustomed to entertain.
Page 81 - Wo to him who depends wholly on his pen ! Nothing is more casual. The man who makes shoes is sure of his wages — the man who writes a book is never sure of any thing.

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