Kentucky Garland: A Monthly Magazine, Devoted to Polite Literature, Art, Science, Masonry, Odd Fellowship, & C

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Page 118 - Yes, love indeed is light from heaven ; A spark of that immortal fire With angels shared, by Alia given, To lift from earth our low desire. Devotion wafts the mind above, But heaven itself descends in love ; A feeling from the Godhead caught, To wean from self each sordid thought ; A ray of him who form'd the whole ; A glory circling round the soul...
Page 163 - Upon the unsunn'd temper of a child — If there is any thing that keeps the mind Open to angel visits, and repels The ministry of ill — 'tis human love ! God has made nothing worthy of contempt.
Page 172 - ... wonted course. Make sobriety a habit, and intemperance will be hateful ; make prudence a habit, and reckless profligacy will be as contrary to the nature of the child, grown or adult, as the most atrocious crimes are to any of your lordships.
Page 79 - But no! a quick and eager ear Caught up the little, meaning sound; Another voice has breathed it clear; And so it wandered round From ear to lip, from lip to ear, Until it reached a gentle heart That throbbed from all the world apart And that— it broke!
Page 78 - Though sometimes small evils, like invisible insects, inflict great pain, and a single hair may stop a vast machine, yet the chief secret of comfort lies in not suffering trifles to vex one, and in prudently cultivating an under-growth of small pleasures, since very few great ones, alas ! are let on long leases.
Page 172 - The graces lose not their influence like beauty. At the end of thirty years, a virtuous woman, who makes an agreeable companion, charms her husband more than at first. The comparison of love to fire holds good in one respect, that the fiercer it burns the sooner it is extinguished.
Page 171 - There is nearly as strong a disposition in men of opposite minds to despise each other. A grave man cannot conceive what is the use of wit in society ; a person who takes a strong common-sense view of a subject, is for pushing out by the head and shoulders an ingenious theorist, who...
Page 100 - ... of the day is done. A gentle failure of the perceptions comes creeping over one: the spirit of consciousness disengages itself more and more, with slow and hushing degrees, like a mother detaching her hand from that of her sleeping child — the mind seems to have a balmy lid closing over it, like the eye — 'tis closing — 'tis more closing — 'tis closed. The mysterious spirit has gone to take its airy rounds.

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