The Spectator: no. 322-394; Mar. 10, 1712-June 2, 1712

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George Atherton Aitken
John C. Nimmo, 1898

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Startlingly modern and relevant. Jane Austen fans will be delighted to spot correspondences.

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Página 28 - My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone ; The flowers appear on the earth ; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land ; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Página 306 - Explores the lost, the wandering sheep directs, By day o'ersees them, and by night protects, The tender lambs he raises in his arms, Feeds from his hand, and in his bosom warms ; Thus shall mankind his guardian care engage, The promised Father of the future age.
Página 231 - Must I thus leave thee, Paradise ? ' thus leave " Thee, native soil! these happy walks and shades, " Fit haunt of gods? where I had hope to spend " Quiet, though sad, the respite of that day " That must be mortal to us both.
Página 306 - Then palaces shall rise : the joyful son Shall finish what his short-lived sire begun ; Their vines a shadow to their race shall yield, And the same hand that sow'd shall reap the field. The swain in barren deserts with surprise Sees lilies spring and sudden verdure rise ; And starts, amidst the thirsty wilds, to hear New falls of water murmuring in his ear.
Página 307 - See heaven its sparkling portals wide display, And break upon thee in a flood of day...
Página 168 - So saying, her rash hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the fruit, she pluck'd, she eat: Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her works, gave signs of woe That all was lost Upon Adam's falling into the same guilt, the whole creation appears a second time in convulsions.
Página 138 - O'er other creatures : yet when I approach Her loveliness, so absolute she seems, And in herself complete, so well to know Her own, that what she wills to do or say Seems wisest, virtuousest, discreetest, best : All higher knowledge in her presence falls Degraded ; Wisdom in discourse with her Loses, discountenanced, and like folly shows...
Página 266 - They, looking back, all the eastern side beheld Of Paradise, so late their happy seat, Waved over by that flaming brand ; the gate With dreadful faces thronged, and fiery arms.
Página 28 - If none regard ; heaven wakes with all his eyes, Whom, to behold but thee, nature's desire, In whose sight all things joy, with ravishment Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze.
Página 305 - The Saviour comes ! by ancient bards foretold : Hear him, ye deaf, and all ye blind, — behold ! He from thick films shall purge the visual ray, And on the sightless eye-ball pour the day...

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