Three churchmen, sketches & reminiscences of M. Russell, bishop of Glasgow, C.H. Terrot, bishop of Edinburgh, and G. Grub

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Page 134 - I said; Tie up the knocker, say I'm sick, I'm dead. The Dog-star rages! nay 'tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land.
Page 244 - Me, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep awhile one parent from the sky...
Page 251 - As in th' autumnal heaven Mild rainbow tints at night, When the last shower is stealing down, And ere they sink to rest, The sun-beams weave a parting crown For some sweet woodland nest. The promise of the morrow Is glorious on that eve, Dear as the holy sorrow When good men cease to live. When brightening ere it die away Mounts up their altar flame, Still tending with intenser ray To Heaven whence first it came. Say not it dies, that glory, 'Tis caught unquenched on high, Those saintlike brows so...
Page 275 - Times,' is very entertaining. The style, indeed, is mere chit-chat. I do not believe that Burnet intentionally lyed ; but he was so much prejudiced, that he took no pains to find out the truth. He was like a man who resolves to regulate his time by a certain watch ; but will not inquire whether the watch is right or not.
Page 251 - Tis caught unquench'd on high, Those saint-like brows so hoary Shall wear it in the sky. No smile is like the smile of death, When all good musings past Rise wafted with the parting breath, The sweetest thought the last.
Page 252 - BRIGHT be the place of thy soul ! No lovelier spirit than thine E'er burst from its mortal control, In the orbs of the blessed to shine. On earth thou wert all but divine...
Page 228 - But," writes the reverend minister, " from what family this lady sprang cannot with certainty be ascertained, though it seems most likely she was a descendant of one of the lairds of Chisholm.
Page 68 - Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews...
Page 140 - Looked to the cross for peace, to Heaven for rest ; And confidence in him who cannot lie, Had made her patience strong, her courage high. " Well," said I, dashing off a single tear, . " 'Tis surely good for us to have been here : Such lively faith, such patient hope to see, Does more than tomes of Dutch divinity — Not for the world these visits would I miss, If all your sick-list cases be like this.
Page 140 - twas humble too ; , How much she had to hope, how much to do — How little she had done, how much remained To do, before the victory were gained — To run, to fight, to wrestle, to endure, To make her calling and election sure. She spoke with gratitude of trials past, And calmly dared anticipate the last : She, when by care...

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