Studies in the philosophy of religion and history

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Стр. 73 - There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
Стр. 147 - Thou wilt not leave us in the dust: Thou madest man, he knows not why, — He thinks he was not made to die; And thou hast made him : thou art just.
Стр. 328 - Is it not strange, the darkest hour That ever dawned on sinful earth Should touch the heart with softer power For comfort than an angel's mirth ? That to the Cross the mourner's eye should turn Sooner than where the stars of Christmas burn ? Sooner than where the Easter sun Shines glorious on yon open grave, And to and fro the tidings run, "Who died to heal, is risen to save?
Стр. 281 - Generations are as the Days of toilsome Mankind: Death and Birth are the vesper and the matin bells, that summon Mankind to sleep, and to rise refreshed for new advancement. What the Father has made, the Son can make and enjoy ; but has also work of his own appointed him. Thus all things wax, and roll onwards ; Arts, Establishments, OjjinioaSj-BOthiag is completed, but ever completing.
Стр. 76 - Thus by the persistence of force, we really mean the persistence of some Power which transcends our knowledge and conception.
Стр. 357 - Gloom hid in gloom existed first — one sea eluding view. That One, a void in chaos wrapt, by inward fervour grew. Within It first arose desire, the primal germ of mind, Which nothing with existence links, as sages searching find. The kindling ray that shot across the dark and drear abyss, — Was it beneath ? Or high aloft ? What bard can answer this? There fecundating powers were found, and mighty forces strove, A self-supporting mass beneath, and energy above. Who knows...
Стр. 280 - Excudent alii spirantia mollius aera, Credo equidem, vivos ducent de marmore vultus, Orabunt causas melius, caelique meatus Describent radio et surgentia sidera dicent; Tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento : Hae tibi erunt artes, pacisque imponere morem, Parcere subiectis, et debellare superbos.
Стр. 79 - In fact, the whole process of evolution is the manifestation of a power absolutely inscrutable to the intellect of man. As little in our day as in the days of Job can man by searching find this power out. Considered fundamentally, it is by the operation of an insoluble mystery that life is evolved, species differentiated, and mind unfolded from their prepotent elements in the immeasurable past.
Стр. ix - The rudimentary form of all religion is the propitiation of dead ancestors, who are supposed to be still existing, and to be capable of working good or evil to their descendants.
Стр. 109 - Place me, O purified god, in that everlasting and imperishable world where there is eternal light and glory.

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