The Morals of Evolution

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G. H. Ellis, 1880 - 191 páginas
 

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Página 129 - Not in vain the distance beacons. Forward, forward let us range, Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change. Thro...
Página 62 - Stern Lawgiver ! yet thou dost wear The Godhead's most benignant grace; Nor know we anything so fair As is the smile upon thy face: Flowers laugh before thee on their beds And fragrance in thy footing treads ; Thou dost preserve the stars from wrong; And the most ancient heavens, through Thee, are fresh and strong.
Página 177 - If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
Página 7 - Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,— Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
Página 177 - Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends ! Hath he not always treasures, always friends, The good great man ? Three treasures, love, and light, And calm thoughts regular as infant's breath : And three firm friends, more sure than day and night, Himself, his Maker, and the angel Death.
Página 177 - Or heap of corses which his sword hath slain ? Goodness and greatness are not means, but ends. Hath he not always treasures, always friends, The good great man ? Three treasures — love, and light, And calm thoughts, equable as infant's breath ; And three fast friends, more sure than day or night — Himself, his Maker, and the angel Death?
Página 177 - How seldom, friend, a good great man inherits Honor and wealth, with all his worth and pains ! It seems a story from the world of spirits When any man obtains that which he merits, Or any merits that which he obtains.
Página 21 - And the angels all were silent. "But I may not enter there," she said, "For I must go Across the gulf where the guilty dead Lie in their woe:" And the angels all were silent. "If I enter heaven I may not pass To where they be, Though the wail of their bitter pain, alas! Tormenteth me:" And the angels all were silent. "If I enter heaven I may not speak My soul's desire For them that are lying distraught and weak In flaming fire:" And the angels all were silent.
Página 21 - And the angels all were silent. "Should I be nearer Christ," she said, "By pitying less The sinful living or woful dead In their helplessness?" And the angels all were silent. "Should I be liker Christ were I To love no more The loved, who in their anguish lie Outside the door?" And the angels all were silent. "Did He not hang on the cursed tree, And bear its shame, And clasp to His heart, for love of me, My guilt and blame?" And the angels all were silent. "Should I be liker, nearer Him, Forgetting...
Página 123 - Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

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