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Page 227 - Back comes the Chief in triumph. Who, in the hour of fight, Hath seen the Great Twin Brethren In harness on his right. Safe comes the ship to haven, Through billows and through gales, If once the Great Twin Brethren Sit shining on the sails.
Page 257 - That nothing walks with aimless feet ; That not one life shall be destroyed, Or cast as rubbish to the void, When God hath made the pile complete...
Page vii - God, That God, which ever lives and loves, One God, one law, one element, And one far-off divine event, To which the whole creation moves.
Page 295 - The Ram, the Bull, the heavenly Twins, And next the Crab the Lion shines, The Virgin and the Scales ; The Scorpion, Archer, and He-goat, The Man that holds the watering-pot, And Fish with glittering tails.
Page 216 - Her nails are sharpen'd into pointed claws, Her hands bear half her weight, and turn to paws ; Her lips, that once could tempt a god, begin To grow distorted in an ugly grin. And...
Page 284 - I had a dream, which was not all a dream. The bright sun was extinguished, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space, Rayless, and pathless, and the icy Earth Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air...
Page 264 - A solar day is the interval between two successive passages of the sun across the meridian of any place.
Page 24 - Law of gravitation: Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force varying directly as the product of their masses and inversely as the square of the distance between them.