Songs of the Ark with Other Poems

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William Blackwood ; London, 1831 - Hebrew poetry, Biblical - 336 pages

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Page 323 - And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son ; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
Page 308 - And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning.
Page 22 - pear'd the shadow of the curse That hung, to deepen, o'er the universe — The arm, prepared to work the works of hell, Shorn of its power, in palsied frailty fell ; And lips, that wont so fiercely to dispute In words of blasphemy, grew pale and mute, As startled looks, with wilder'd meaning fraught, From heart to heart convey'd the sudden thought, That from some dread, unalterable decree, Unwonted doom had been, or soon should be ; Even nature show'da strange and wild dismay, As if her secret laws...
Page 22 - As if her secret laws hud roll'd astray. " The azure sky, that scarce a cloud had known Since first its glowing lamps in glory shone— Since first, amid its airy regions hung, The morning stars in joy together sung, ] Began to mingle with its native blue, A wildly sicken'd, melancholy hue, Pale as the light that tampers with the gloom Around the precincts of the whiten'd tomb, When morn its earliest glimmering renews Athwart the wild weeds and the churchyard dews.
Page 268 - Japheth's wife, so brisk of mood, Amid the mountain's solitude, With airy form and footstep light, Pursued afar the raven's flight, That she might gain a jewel gay, Which, snatching, he had borne away ; Yet still as she, in hope, would gain His resting-place, and search'd in vain, Returning, he would near her perch, And boldly aid that eager search ; And gledge and downward cast his eye, And tear the mud and moss around, As if he would with her outvie In ft tiding what coutd not be found.
Page 21 - ... opinion of the merits of this poem is, it contains several passages that indicate higher powers than we should have, from its general tenor, inclined to give the author credit for possessing. Among these, Is the impressive prelude to the deluge : " When the secret council of the sky Was spread in open light before their eye, And from Jehovah's will the thought went forth, That told through heaven the destiny of earth, Emotion of Inexplicable kind Trembled afar through all created mind. " The...
Page 253 - These ringlets yet are dark and long, And the eye has lost not all its light, Though it might not aye its tears among Be all so blue and all so bright, As yet it seem'd, ere the lily white...

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