The Mystic Quest: A Tale of Two Incarnations

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G. Allen, 1891 - 215 pages

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Page 204 - And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write ; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars ; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
Page 33 - The moon shines bright : In such a night as this, When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees, And they did make no noise ; in such a night, Troilus, methinks, mounted the Trojan walls, And sigh'd his soul toward the Grecian tents, Where Cressid lay that night.
Page 120 - Yet some there be that by due steps aspire To lay their just hands on that golden key That opes the palace of eternity.
Page 31 - Behold, we know not anything; I can but trust that good shall fall At last far off at last, to all, And every winter change to spring.
Page 80 - Know of a truth that only the Time-shadows have perished, or are perishable; that the real Being of whatever was, and whatever is, and whatever will be, is even now and forever.
Page 67 - The curtains of Yesterday drop down, the curtains of Tomorrow roll up ; but Yesterday and Tomorrow both are. Pierce through the Time-element, glance into the Eternal. Believe what thou findest written in the sanctuaries of Man's Soul, even as all Thinkers, in all ages, have devoutly read it there: that Time and Space are not God, but creations of God; that with God as it is a universal HERE, so is it an everlasting Now.
Page 173 - What is that Power? Some moonstruck sophist stood, Watching the shade from his own soul upthrown Fill Heaven and darken Earth, and in such mood The Form he saw and worshipped was his own, His likeness in the world's vast mirror shown...
Page 82 - Throughout this varied and eternal world Soul is the only element, the block That for uncounted ages has remained. The moveless pillar of a mountain's weight Is active living spirit.
Page 179 - It will not be contemned of any one ; Who thwarts it loses, and who serves it gains ; The hidden good it pays with peace and bliss, The hidden ill with pains.
Page 162 - I am owner of the sphere, Of the seven stars and the solar year, Of Caesar's hand, and Plato's brain, Of Lord Christ's heart, and Shakespeare's strain.

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