TALES AND SKETCHES FOR THE FIRESIDE,

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Página 249 - Being, for whose power nothing was too vast, for whose inspection nothing was too minute. To know him, to serve him, to enjoy him, was with them the great end of existence. They rejected with contempt the ceremonious homage which other sects substituted for the pure worship of the soul. Instead of catching occasional glimpses of the Deity through an obscuring veil, they aspired to gaze full on the intolerable brightness, and to commune with him face to face.
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Página 472 - Or chasms and watery depths; all these have vanished; They live no longer in the faith of reason. But still the heart doth need a language, still Doth the old instinct...

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