Lord Byron's Cain, a mystery: with notes; wherein the religion of the Bible is considered, by H. Grant

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Page 19 - Where then shall Hope and Fear their objects find? Must dull suspense corrupt the stagnant mind? Must helpless man, in ignorance sedate, Roll darkling down the torrent of his fate?
Page 19 - Implore His aid, in His decisions rest, Secure, whate'er He gives, He gives the best. Yet, when the sense of sacred presence fires, And strong devotion to the skies aspires, Pour forth thy fervours for a healthful mind, Obedient passions, and a will resign'd ; For love, which scarce collective man can fill ; For patience, sovereign o'er transmuted ill ; For faith, that, panting for a happier seat, Counts death kind Nature's signal of retreat.
Page 243 - All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee; All Chance, Direction, which thou canst not see; All Discord, Harmony not understood; All partial Evil, universal Good : And, in spite of Pride, in erring Reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.
Page 294 - Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
Page 25 - To whom, in brief, thus Abdiel stern replied : — ' Apostate ! still thou err'st, nor end wilt find Of erring, from the path of truth remote. Unjustly thou deprav'st it with the name Of servitude, to serve whom God ordains, Or Nature : God and Nature bid the same, When he who rules is worthiest, and excels Them whom he governs. This is servitude — To serve the unwise, or him who hath rebelled Against his worthier, as thine now serve thee, 180 Thyself not free, but to thyself enthralled ; Yet lewdly...
Page 261 - For he that fights and runs away May live to fight another day, But he that is in battle slain Will never rise to fight again.
Page 299 - And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Page xx - Yield to the serpent and the woman ? or, Yielding, why suffer ? What was there in this ? The tree was planted, and why not for him ? If not, why place him near it, where it grew, The fairest in the centre ? They have but One answer to all questions, " 'Twas His will, And He is good.
Page 150 - Oh, thou beautiful And unimaginable ether ! and Ye multiplying masses of increased And still increasing lights ! what are ye ? what Is this blue wilderness of interminable Air, where ye roll along, as I have seen The leaves along the limpid streams of Eden ? Is your course measured for ye ? Or do ye Sweep on in your unbonnded revelry Through an aerial universe of endless Expansion — at which my soul aches to think — Intoxicated with eternity?
Page 19 - Still raise for good the supplicating voice, But leave to Heaven the measure and the choice. Safe in his power whose eyes discern afar The secret ambush of a specious prayer ; Implore his aid, in his decisions rest, Secure whate'er he gives, he gives the best.

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