Out burdens are here, our road is before us, and the longing for goodness and happiness is the guide that leads us through many troubles and mistakes to the peace which is a true Celestial
It was his custom, too, as it has been that of many other pious Puritans, to fast -- not however, like them, in order to purify the body, and render it the fitter medium of celestial
illumination -- but rigorously, and until his knees trembled beneath him, as an act of penance.
But first he casts to change his proper shape, Which else might work him danger or delay: And now a stripling Cherube he appeers, Not of the prime, yet such as in his face Youth smil'd Celestial
, and to every Limb Sutable grace diffus'd, so well he feignd; Under a Coronet his flowing haire In curles on either cheek plaid, wings he wore Of many a colourd plume sprinkl'd with Gold, His habit fit for speed succinct, and held Before his decent steps a Silver wand.
What appears to you to emanate from a celestial
source, seems to me to proceed from one far less pure.
It was a tender and heart-dissolving prayer, full of sorrow, yet so imbued with celestial
hopes, that the music of a heavenly harp, swept by the fingers of the dead, seemed faintly to be heard among the saddest accents of the minister.
There is no impiety in believing that, when his long life was over, the apostle of the Indians was welcomed to the celestial
abodes by the prophets of ancient days and by those earliest apostles and evangelists who had drawn their inspiration from the immediate presence of the Saviour.
By the effect of the West Wind's wrath the celestial
bodies had gone into hiding for a week or more, and the last three days had seen the force of a south-west gale grow from fresh, through strong, to heavy, as the entries in my log-book could testify.
It interested me much to learn that by the public spirit of some of the inhabitants a railroad has recently been established between this populous and flourishing town and the Celestial
It may be, Plato's great year, if the world should last so long, would have some effect; not in renewing the state of like individuals (for that is the fume of those, that conceive the celestial
bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below, than indeed they have), but in gross.
People were fond of ascribing a celestial
origin to this king of rivers.
Everything for this just man was melody and perfume in the rough road souls take to return to the celestial
The deep spiritual insight, the celestial
music, and the brooding tenderness of Whittier have always taken me more than his fierier appeals and his civic virtues, though I do not underrate the value of these in his verse.
Oh, she may be, as Longfellow says, `a fair maiden clothed with celestial
grace'--but she'll be a stranger to me.
Hence this effect: If the earth had been alone in space, if the other celestial
bodies had been suddenly annihilated, the projectile, according to Newton's laws, would weigh less as it got farther from the earth, but without ever losing its weight entirely, for the terrestrial attraction would always have made itself felt, at whatever distance.
It would be well, perhaps, if we were to spend more of our days and nights without any obstruction between us and the celestial
bodies, if the poet did not speak so much from under a roof, or the saint dwell there so long.