Thomas Chalmers, the man, his times, and work, a biogr. sketch [signed A.J.S.].

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Page 178 - Who, doomed to go in company with Pain, And Fear, and Bloodshed, miserable train ! Turns his necessity to glorious gain ; In face of these doth exercise a power Which is our human nature's highest dower ; Controls them and subdues, transmutes, bereaves Of their bad influence, and their good receives...
Page 77 - And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
Page 65 - ... comprehensive grasp, immensity and all its wonders, I am as much known to him as if I were the single object of his attention ; that he marks all my thoughts; that he gives birth to every feeling and every movement within me ; and that, with an exercise of power which I can neither describe nor comprehend the same God who sits in the highest heaven and reigns over the glories of the firmament, is at my right hand, to give me every breath which I draw, and every comfort which I enjoy.
Page 68 - ... formed and suspended over it, which may minister to it all the bloom and luxuriance of vegetation ; and of a. fourth, that a white colour spreads over its northern regions, as its winter advances, and that, on the approach of summer, this whiteness is dissipated — giving room to suppose, that the element of water abounds in it, that it rises by evaporation into its atmosphere, that it freezes upon the application of cold, that it is precipitated in the form of snow, that it covers the ground...
Page 64 - The universe at large would suffer as little in its splendour and variety by the destruction of our planet, as the verdure and sublime magnitude of a forest would suffer by the fall of a single leaf.

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