An historical sketch of the Italian Vaudois, etc

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Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley, 1847 - Waldenses - 232 pages

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Page 130 - When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones, Forget not : in thy book record their groans Who were thy sheep, and in their ancient fold Slain by the bloody Piedmontese, that rolled Mother with infant down the rocks. Their moans The vales redoubled to the hills and they To heaven.
Page 130 - AVENGE, O Lord, thy slaughtered saints, whose bones Lie scattered on the Alpine mountains cold; Even them who kept thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipped stocks and stones, Forget not; in thy book record their groans Who were thy sheep, and in their ancient fold Slain by the bloody Piedmontese, that rolled Mother with infant down the rocks.
Page 161 - Thus every good his native wilds impart, Imprints the patriot passion on his heart ; And e'en those ills, that round his mansion rise, Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms...
Page 185 - Of freedom's last abode ; For the strength of the hills we bless thee, Our God, our fathers...
Page 127 - Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
Page 4 - So spake the Seraph Abdiel, faithful found; Among the faithless, faithful only he; Among innumerable false, unmoved, Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified, His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal; Nor number nor example with him wrought To swerve from truth, or change his constant mind Though single.
Page 151 - I would speak without any offence to your highness, seeing we believe none of these things were done through any default of yours,) certainly they would be ashamed when they should find that they had contrived nothing, in comparison with these things, that might be reputed barbarous and inhuman.
Page 2 - And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
Page 12 - Who first beholds the Alps — that mighty chain Of Mountains, stretching on from east to west, So massive, yet so shadowy, so ethereal, As to belong rather to Heaven than Earth — But instantly receives into his soul A sense, a feeling that he loses not, A something that informs him 't is a moment Whence he may date henceforward and for ever ? To me they seem'd the barriers of a World, Saying, Thus far, no farther ! and as o'er 1 LaCrgoe.
Page 27 - He found here a plain religion (simplicity is the badge of antiquity,) practised by the Britons, living some of them in the contempt, and many more in the ignorance of worldly vanities. He brought in a religion spun with a coarser thread, though guarded with a finer trimming ; made luscious to the senses with pleasing ceremonies, so that many who could not judge of the goodness were courted with the gaudinesB thereof.

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