Self-formation; or, The history of an individual mind, by a fellow of a college [C. Lofft].

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Pagina 71 - It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath : it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes...
Pagina 208 - How oft, when press'd to marriage, have I said, Curse on all laws but those which love has made! Love, free as air, at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies...
Pagina 186 - Ely. The strawberry grows underneath the nettle, And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best, Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality...
Pagina 10 - And the bee banquets on through a whole year of flowers ; Where the sun loves to pause, With so fond a delay, That the night only draws A thin veil o'er the day ; Where simply to feel that we breathe, that we live. Is worth the best joy that life elsewhere can give...
Pagina 99 - Think it no more : For nature, crescent, does not grow alone In thews and bulk ; but, as this temple waxes, 12 The inward service of the mind and soul Grows wide withal.
Pagina 211 - And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord ; but the Lord was not in the wind : and after the wind an earthquake ; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire ; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Pagina 141 - Tis pleasing to be school'd in a strange tongue By female lips and eyes — that is, I mean, When both the teacher and the taught are young, As was the case at least where I have been ; They smile so when one's right, and when one's wrong They smile still more...
Pagina 211 - LORD teas not in the fire : and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah...
Pagina 205 - Watts' admirable practical treatise on the improvement of the mind. They have also this further recommendation, that they fully meet the just and felicitous thoughts of Lord Bacon, when he says, that reading makes a full man, writing a correct man, and conversation a ready man.
Pagina 193 - The charge of Muscles, Nerves, and of the Brain; Through viewless Conduits Spirits to dispense, The Springs of Motion from the Seat of Sense. 'Twas not the hasty product of a day, But the well ripened fruit of wise delay.

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