, of course, they were all on their priest's side, but the lama was the guest and the novelty.
Without any shadow of doubt, amidst this vertigo of shows and politics, I settle myself ever the firmer in the creed
that we should not postpone and refer and wish, but do broad justice where we are, by whomsoever we deal with, accepting our actual companions and circumstances, however humble or odious as the mystic officials to whom the universe has delegated its whole pleasure for us.
There is no other example, no other ideal, and the chief use of Tolstoy is to enforce this fact in our age, after nineteen centuries of hopeless endeavor to substitute ceremony for character, and the creed
for the life.
Nor seems it strange indeed To hold the happy creed
That all fair things that bloom and die Have conscious life as well as I.
It is the duty of a high priestess to instruct, to interpret--according to the creed
that others, wiser than herself, have laid down; but there is nothing in the creed
which says that she must believe.
It was an article of their creed
to believe that the dead painters were the great men, and that the more the living painters imitated the dead, the better was their chance of becoming at some future day, and in a minor degree, great also.
For although there was something always working in Shelley's mind and issuing in those radiant vapors, he was far deeper and truer than his philosophic creed
; its expression and even its development were constantly checked or distorted by the hard and narrow framework of his creed
And this despite the cockney incongruity of his surroundings; the fact that he had an office half-way up a building in Victoria Street; that the clerk (a commonplace youth in cuffs and collars) sat in the outer room, between him and the corridor; that his name was on a brass plate, and the gilt emblem of his creed
hung above his street, like the advertisement of an oculist.
But I have rested too long on a doctrine which can be of no use to a Christian writer; for as he cannot introduce into his works any of that heavenly host which make a part of his creed
, so it is horrid puerility to search the heathen theology for any of those deities who have been long since dethroned from their immortality.
Excess of feeling--excess of feeling; and it was part of his creed
that any excess of feeling was unhealthy--morally unprofitable; a taint on practical manhood.
So long as the assault on his faith was distant and feeble, Middleton, who was no great proficient in polemics, submitted to its effects with the patience and humility of a martyr; but the moment the good father, who felt such concern in his future happiness, was tempted to improve his vantage ground by calling in the aid of some of the peculiar subtilties of his own creed
, the young man was too good a soldier not to make head against the hot attack.
However imperfectly those disturbances are set forth in the following pages, they are impartially painted by one who has no sympathy with the Romish Church, though he acknowledges, as most men do, some esteemed friends among the followers of its creed
If we take you with us," he said, in solemn words, "it can only be as believers in our own creed
Observing these people narrowly, even when the iron hand of misfortune has shaken them from their unquestioning hold on the world, one sees little trace of religion, still less of a distinctively Christian creed
Implicit faith in the deception was the first article of his creed