The Atlantic Monthly, Band 21

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Atlantic Monthly Company, 1868
 

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Seite 102 - ... with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants? The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.
Seite 180 - Nothing can cover his high fame, but Heaven ; No pyramids set off his memories, But the eternal substance of his greatness ; To which I leave him.
Seite 110 - I sit, in my old, accustomed chamber, where I used to sit in days gone by Here I have written many tales, — many that have been burned to ashes, many that doubtless deserved the same fate. This claims to be called a haunted chamber, for thousands upon thousands of visions have appeared to me in it ; and some few of them have become visible to the world. If ever I should have a biographer, he ought to make great mention of this chamber in my memoirs, because so much of my lonely youth was wasted...
Seite 573 - Little improvement can be expected in morality until the producing large families is regarded with the same feelings as drunkenness or any other physical excess. But while the aristocracy and clergy are foremost to set the example of this kind of incontinence, what can be expected from the poor?
Seite 495 - I advise you, one and all, to enter every election district in Kansas, in defiance of Reeder and his vile myrmidons, and vote at the point of the bowie-knife and revolver. Neither give nor take quarter, as our cause demands it. It is enough that the slaveholding interest wills it, from which there is no appeal.
Seite 242 - The question fairly stated is, Has the Constitution delegated to Congress the power to coerce a State into submission which is attempting to withdraw or has actually withdrawn from the Confederacy?
Seite 500 - That hereafter, in this State, there shall be neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude, except in punishment of crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted ; and all persons held to service or labor as slaves are hereby declared free.
Seite 224 - That Book and Church and Day are given For man, not God, — for earth, not heaven, — The blessed means to holiest ends, Not masters, but benignant friends ; That the dear Christ dwells not afar, The king of some remoter star, Listening, at times, with flattered ear To homage wrung from selfish fear, But here, amidst the poor and blind, The bound and suffering of our kind, In works we do, in prayers we pray, Life of our life, he lives to-day.
Seite 388 - He scarce believes he's older for his years. Thus, at life's latest eve, we keep in store One disappointment sure, to crown the rest; The disappointment of a promis'd hour.
Seite 223 - What work the later schoolmen wrought ; I reverence old-time faith and men, But God is near us now as then ; His force of love is still unspent, His hate of sin as imminent ; And still the measure of our needs Outgrows the cramping bounds of creeds ; The manna gathered yesterday Already savors or decay ; Doubts to the world's child-heart unknown Question us now from star and stone ; Too little or too much we know, And sight is swift and faith is slow ; The power is lost to self-deceive With shallow...

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