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absolute action activity actual agnosticism anthropomorphic assertion attain beauty Bernard de Mandeville Book-The Pope Browning Browning's Carlyle character complete conception condemns conviction despair divine doctrine doubt elements emotion endeavour ethical evil existence fact failure faith Ferishtah's Fancies Fifine finite gives God's heart Hegel higher highest hypothesis Ibid idea of evolution ignorance implies impossible impulse individual infinite intellect intelligence interpretation laws of thought ledge light man-the man's manifestation matter means merely metaphysics Mihrab mind moral consciousness moral ideal morality and religion nature of things never object optimism pantheism Paracelsus perfect philosophy poems poet poet's poetic poetry possible potency present principle problem of evil Rabbi Ben Ezra reality realization reason recognized reflection regarded relativity of knowledge religious reveal Ring Saisiaz seems sense soul sphere spirit strive supreme theory thought true truth unity universal valid whole wrong
Page 96 - Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe to heaven : the fated sky Gives us free scope; only, doth backward pull Our slow designs, when we ourselves are dull.
Page 290 - And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously, by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?
Page 295 - Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
Page 315 - A man may be a heretic in the truth ; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.
Page 37 - Just when we are safest, there's a sunset-touch, A fancy from a flower-bell, some one's death, A chorus-ending from Euripides, — And that 's enough for fifty hopes and fears As old and new at once as nature's self, To rap and knock and enter in our soul...
Page 35 - Sorrow is hard to bear, and doubt is slow to clear, Each sufferer says his say, his scheme of the weal and woe: But God has a few of us whom he whispers in the ear; The rest may reason and welcome: 'tis we musicians know.
Page 144 - Would I suffer for him that I love? So wouldst thou — so wilt thou! So shall crown thee the topmost, ineffablest, uttermost crown — And thy love fill infinitude wholly, nor leave up nor down One spot for the creature to stand in!
Page 119 - So, take and use Thy work, Amend what flaws may lurk, What strain o' the stuff, what warpings past the aim! My times be in Thy hand ! Perfect the cup as planned ! Let age approve of youth, and death complete the same ! PEOSPICE Fear death?
Page 242 - Could I wrestle to raise him from sorrow, grow poor to enrich, To fill up his life, starve my own out, I would — knowing which, I know that my service is perfect.
Page 186 - By an intellectual necessity I cross the boundary of the experimental evidence, and discern in that Matter which we, in our ignorance of its latent powers, and notwithstanding our professed reverence for its Creator, have hitherto covered with opprobrium, the promise and potency of all terrestrial Life.