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The Friend: A Series of Essays to Aid in the Formation of Fixed Principles ...
S T Coleridge
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action answer appear become better called cause character circumstances common concerning conscience consequences considered constitution duty Edition effects English equally essay evil exist experience fact faith fear feelings force former French give given ground hand heart honour hope human idea Illustrations imagination importance individual influence instance interest knowledge least less light living look means method mind moral nature necessary necessity never objects observed once opinion original particular passed passions perhaps person philosopher political possess possible Post practical present principles produced proof proved question reader reason received relations religion remain respect sense soul spirit supposed things thought tion true truth understanding universal virtue vols whole writings
Page 307 - But for those first affections, Those shadowy recollections, Which, be they what they may, Are yet the fountain light of all our day, Are yet a master light of all our seeing; Uphold us, cherish, and have power to make Our noisy years seem moments in the being Of the eternal silence: truths that wake, To perish never; Which neither listlessness, nor mad endeavour, Nor man nor boy, Nor all that is at enmity with joy, Can utterly abolish or destroy!
Page 215 - Wisdom and Spirit of the universe! Thou Soul that art the eternity of thought, That givest to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion, not in vain By day or starlight thus from my first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul; Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things — With life and nature — purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline, Both pain...
Page 8 - I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. And yet, on the other hand, unless wariness be used, as good almost kill a man as kill a good book.
Page 14 - He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures, and yet abstain, and yet distinguish, and yet prefer that which is truly better, he is the true warfaring Christian.
Page 273 - No, faith, not a jot ; but to follow him thither with modesty enough, and likelihood to lead it : as thus : Alexander died, Alexander was buried, Alexander returneth...
Page 8 - Even so doth God protect us if we be Virtuous and wise. Winds blow, and waters roll, Strength to the brave, and power, and deity, Yet in themselves are nothing...
Page 307 - Not for these I raise The song of thanks and praise; But for those obstinate questionings Of sense and outward things, Fallings from us, vanishings; Blank misgivings of a Creature Moving about in worlds not realized, High instincts before which our mortal Nature Did tremble like a guilty thing surprised...
Page 215 - And not a voice was idle : with the din Meanwhile the precipices rang aloud. The leafless trees and every icy crag Tinkled like iron ; while the distant hills Into the tumult sent an alien sound Of melancholy, not unnoticed ; while the stars Eastward were sparkling clear, and in the west The orange sky of evening died away.
Page 307 - O joy! that in our embers Is something that doth live, That nature yet remembers What was so fugitive!
Page 366 - SIX LECTURES ON THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT and the ancient Manuscripts which contain it. Chiefly addressed to those who do not read Greek. With facsimiles from MSS. &c. Crown 8vo. 6s. BOOK OF PSALMS ; a New Translation, with Introductions and Notes, Critical and Explanatory.