Walton's Lives, with notes. The life of dr. Donne [ed. by T.E. Tomlins].

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Página 54 - How ill this taper burns ! Ha ! who comes here ? I think it is the weakness of mine eyes That shapes this monstrous apparition.
Página 56 - As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say 'The breath goes now,' and some say 'No'; So let us melt, and make no noise, No tear-floods nor sigh-tempests move; 'Twere profanation of our joys To tell the laity our love. Moving of th' earth brings harms and fears, Men reckon what it did and meant; But trepidation of the spheres, Though greater far, is innocent. Dull sublunary lovers...
Página 119 - The Lord was ready to save me : therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the Lord.
Página 50 - Song Sweetest love, I do not go For weariness of thee, Nor in hope the world can show A fitter love for me...
Página 36 - I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill ; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Página 136 - Doubtless it cannot ; and yet, after some faint pauses in his zealous prayer, his strong desires enabled his weak body to discharge his memory of his preconceived meditations, which were of dying; the text being to God the Lord belong the issues from death.
Página 111 - I have the rather mentioned this hymn, for that he caused it to be set to a most grave and solemn tune, and to be often sung to the organ by the choristers of St. Paul's Church, in his own hearing ; especially at the evening service ; and at his return from his customary devotions in that place, did occasionally say to a friend, ' The words of this hymn have restored to me the same thoughts of joy that possessed my soul in my sickness, when I composed it.
Página 150 - His melting eye showed that he had a soft heart, full of noble compassion; of too brave a soul to offer injuries, and too much a Christian not to pardon them in others.
Página 107 - He affects the metaphysics, not only in his satires, but in his amorous verses, where nature only should reign ; and perplexes the minds of the fair sex with nice speculations of philosophy, when he should engage their hearts, and entertain them with the softnesses of love.
Página 15 - About the nineteenth year of his age, he, being then unresolved what religion to adhere to, and considering how much it concerned his soul to choose the most orthodox, did therefore — though his youth and health promised him a long life — to...

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