The Spectator, Volume 5

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George Atherton Aitken
Longmans, Green, & Company, 1898
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Page 212 - O! why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest heaven With spirits masculine, create at last This novelty on earth, this fair defect Of nature, and not fill the world at once With men, as angels, without feminine; Or find some other way to generate Mankind?
Page 21 - Pure as the expanse of Heav'n. I thither went With unexperienced thought, and laid me down On the green bank, to look into the clear Smooth lake, that to me seem'd another sky. As I bent down to look, just opposite A shape within the watery gleam appear'd, Bending to look on me. I started back; It started back: but pleased I soon returned; Pleased it returned as soon with answering looks Of sympathy and love.
Page 231 - Must I thus leave thee, Paradise ? ' thus leave " Thee, native soil! these happy walks and shades, " Fit haunt of gods? where I had hope to spend " Quiet, though sad, the respite of that day " That must be mortal to us both.
Page 132 - Before the Angel, and of him to ask Chose rather; he, she knew, would intermix Grateful digressions, and solve high dispute With conjugal caresses: from his lip Not words alone pleased her.
Page 167 - Should God create another Eve, and I Another rib afford, yet loss of thee Would never from my heart : no, no ! I feel The link of nature draw me : flesh of flesh, Bone of my bone thou art, and from thy state Mine never shall be parted, bliss or woe.
Page 306 - Then palaces shall rise : the joyful son Shall finish what his short-lived sire begun ; Their vines a shadow to their race shall yield, And the same hand that sow'd shall reap the field. The swain in barren deserts with surprise Sees lilies spring and sudden verdure rise ; And starts, amidst the thirsty wilds, to hear New falls of water murmuring in his ear.
Page 317 - Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind , and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Page 307 - See heaven its sparkling portals wide display, And break upon thee in a flood of day...
Page 305 - From storms a shelter, and from heat a shade. All crimes shall cease, and ancient fraud shall fail ; Returning Justice lift aloft her scale ; Peace o'er the world her olive wand extend, And white-robed Innocence from heaven descend.
Page 266 - They, looking back, all the eastern side beheld Of Paradise, so late their happy seat, Waved over by that flaming brand ; the gate With dreadful faces thronged, and fiery arms.

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