Records of a Route Through France and Italy: With Sketches of Catholicism

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1835 - France - 472 pages
 

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Page 470 - Thou art gone to the grave, we no longer behold thee, Nor tread the rough path of the world by thy side; But the wide arms of Mercy are spread to enfold thee, And sinners may die, for the Sinless has died. 3 Thou art gone to the grave and.
Page 470 - God was thy Ransom, thy Guardian and Guide; He gave thee, he took thee, and he will restore thee : And death has no sting since the Saviour hath died.
Page 195 - And the sight of the glory of the Lord was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
Page 470 - And the lamp of his love is thy guide through the gloom! . • . Thou art gone to the grave ! we no longer behold thee, •-.-.. Nor tread the rough paths of the world by thy side ; But the wide arms of Mercy are spread to enfold thee, And sinners may die, for the SINLESS has died ! Thou art gone to the grave!
Page 160 - Augustin, engaged in shameful conspiracy against their religion, while they exaggerate the merit of the martyrs, assert or insinuate their immediate sanctification, and claim for them a sort of reverence which could not easily be distinguished from worship. In this age, and from this cause, arose the stupid veneration for bones and relics ; it was inculcated and believed that prayer was never so surely efficacious as when offered at the tomb of some saint or holy person ; the number of such tombs...
Page 468 - He left others to contend for' modes of faith, and inflame themselves and the world with endless controversy ; it was the wiser purpose of his more ennobled aim, to act up to those clear rules of conduct which Revelation hath graciously prescribed. He possessed by temper every moral virtue ; by religion every Christian grace. He had a humanity that melted at every distress ; a charity which not only thought no evil, but suspected none. He exercised his profession with a skill and integrity, which...
Page 310 - ... heard the addresses to God in a language which the people cannot understand ; I have considered the repugnance of the Government to education, the jealousy with which the diffusion of the Scriptures is regarded ; and all the previous enchantment has vanished from my mind. I have been compelled to turn from the magnificence of art, from the beauty of sculpture, from the lofty aspirations of an outward edifice, from the balmy breath of a fragrant atmosphere, from the fine emblems of heaven and...
Page 392 - Belial came last, than whom a spirit more lewd Fell not from Heaven, or more gross to love Vice for itself...
Page 328 - Every nation has undergone its revolution of vices : and as cruelty is not the present vice of ours, we can all humanely execrate the purpose of amphitheatres, now that they lie in ruins. Moralists may tell us that the truly brave are never cruel ; but this monument says
Page 15 - Can such things be, And overcome us like a summer cloud, Without our special wonder...

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