The Philadelphia Visitor, Volume 6

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Page 273 - Peace, peace ! he is not dead, he doth not sleep — He hath awakened from the dream of life — 'Tis we, who, lost in stormy visions, keep With phantoms an unprofitable strife, And in mad trance strike with our spirit's knife Invulnerable nothings.
Page 262 - The river, small and clear in its origin, gushes forth from rocks, falls into deep glens, and wantons and meanders through a wild and picturesque country, nourishing only the uncultivated tree or flower by its dew or spray. In this, its state of infancy and youth, it may be compared to the human mind in which fancy and strength of imagination are predominant—it is more beautiful than useful.
Page 61 - I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
Page 189 - ... hills were covered with houses to the number of seventy thousand, separated by narrow streets and small squares, according to the custom of Moorish cities. The houses had interior courts and gardens, refreshed by fountains and running streams, and set out with oranges, citrons, and pomegranates; so that, as the edifices of the city rose above each other on the sides of the hill, they presented a mingled appearance of city and grove, delightful to the eye. The whole was surrounded by high walls,...
Page 93 - It violates obligation, reverences fraud, and honors infamy. It defames benevolence, hates love, scorns virtue, and slanders innocence. It incites the father to butcher his helpless offspring, helps the husband to massacre his wife, and aids the child to grind the parricidal axe.
Page 131 - ... because, with the exception of the second and third of St. John, they were not addressed to any particular church or individual, as his were, but to the whole church in general. These are — one of St. James ; two of St. Peter ; three of St. John ; and one of St. Jude. The date of most of these epistles is extremely uncertain, but the most generally received chronology of them is as follows : that of St. James, AD 61 ; of St. Peter, AD 66 and 67 ; of St. John, AD 80 and 90 ; of St. Jude, AD...
Page 92 - Doing good — for I find the well-cooked meat I eat to-day does now no more delight me; nay, I am diseased after a full meal. The perfumes I smelt yesterday now no more...
Page 92 - THUS I THINK It is a man's proper business to seek happiness and avoid misery. Happiness consists in what delights and contents the mind, misery in what disturbs, discomposes, or torments it. I will therefore make it my business to seek satisfaction and delight, and avoid uneasiness, and disquiet; to have as much of the one and as little of the other as may be. But here I must have a care I mistake not; for if I prefer a short pleasure to a lasting one, it is plain I cross my own happiness.
Page 60 - Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
Page 60 - And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

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