Sacred Latin Poetry: Chiefly Lyrical, Selected and Arranged for Use

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Richard Chenevix Trench
Macmillan, 1864 - 336 pages
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Page 215 - Thy truth we may steadfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed ; and being filled with the Holy Ghost, may learn to love and bless our persecutors by the example of Thy first Martyr Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to Thee, O blessed Jesus, Who standest at the right hand of God to succour all those that suffer for Thee, our only Mediator and Advocate.
Page 330 - And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him ; and he foameth and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away ; and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out, and they could not.
Page v - The aim of the present volume is to offer to members of our English Church a collection of the best sacred Latin poetry, such as they shall be able entirely and heartily to accept and approve — a collection, that is, in which they shall not be evermore liable to be offended, and to have the current...
Page 48 - Circled with evil, till his very soul Unmoulds its essence, hopelessly deformed By sights of evermore deformity ! — ~ With other ministrations thou, O Nature ! ". Healest thy wandering and distempered child : Thou pourest on him thy soft influences, Thy sunny hues, fair forms, and breathing sweets ; Thy melodies of woods, and winds, and waters ! Till he relent, and can no more endure To be a jarring and a dissonant thing Amid this general dance and minstrelsy ; But, bursting into tears, wins back...
Page 106 - It has trembled on the verge, as it were, of my lips, every time I have conversed with that pious, learned, strong-minded, and single-hearted Jew, an Israelite indeed and without guile — Cujus...
Page 303 - Tree, which heaven has willed to dower With that true fruit whence we live, As that other, death did give ; Of new Eden loveliest flower ; Bow of light, that in worst hour Of the worst flood signal true O'er the world, of mercy threw ; Fair plant, yielding sweetest wine ; Of our David harp divine ; Of our Moses tables new ; Sinner am I, therefore I Claim upon thy mercies make, Since alone for sinners...
Page 57 - His profound acquaintance with the whole circle of the theology of his time, and eminently with its exposition of Scripture; the abundant and admirable use which he makes of it, delivering, as he thus does, his poems from the merely subjective cast of those, beautiful as they are, of St.
Page v - ... be offended, and to have the current of their sympathies checked, by coming upon that which, however beautiful as poetry, out of higher respects they must reject and condemn — in which, too, they shall not fear that snares are being laid for them, to entangle them unawares in admiration for ought which is inconsistent with their faith and fealty to their own spiritual mother
Page 131 - Et erit tanquam lignum, quod plantatum est secus decursus aquarum : quod . fructum suum dabit in tempore suo: Et folium ejus non defluet : et omnia quaecumque faciet prosperabuntur.
Page 86 - ... confidence in the surpassing interest of his theme which has rendered him indifferent to any but its simplest setting forth. It is as though, building an altar to the living God, he would observe the Levitical precept, and rear it of unhewn stones, upon which no tool had been lifted. The great objects of faith in their simplest expression are felt by him so sufficient to stir all the deepest affections of the heart, that any attempt to dress them up, to array them in moving language, were merely...

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