The Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Volume 6

The Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... o'er the Fall to this day; in the Thought is the Fall; in the Heart the Atonement. Infinite is the fall, --the Atonement infinite likewise. See! behind me, as far as the old man remembers, and forward, Far as Hope in her flight can reach with her wearied pinions, Sin and Atonement incessant go through the life time of mortals, Line 2. What I began accomplish I now; for what falling therein l line 7. Of the new covenant a symbol it is, of Atonement a token, Sin is brought forth full-grown; but Atonement sleeps in our bosoms Still as the cradled babe; and dreams of heaven and of angels, Cannot awake to sensation; is like the tones in the harp's strings, Spirits imprisoned, that wait evermore the deliverer's finger. Therefore, ye children beloved, descended the Prince of Atonement, Woke the slumberer from sleep, and she stands now with eyes all resplendent, Bright as the vault of the sky, and battles with Sin and o'ercomes her. Downward to earth He came and, transfigured, thence reascended, Not from the heart in like wise, for there He still lives in the Spirit, Loves and atones evermore. So long as Time is, is Atonement. Therefore with reverence take this day her visible token. Tokens are dead if the things live not. The light everlasting Unto the blind is not, but is born of the eye that has vision. Neither in bread nor in wine, but in the heart that is hallowed Lieth forgiveness enshrined; the intention alone of amendment Line 1. Brought forth is sin full-grown; but Atonement sleeps in oar bOBoma Line 11. Therefore with reverence receive this day her visible token, Line 12. Tokens are dead if the things do not live. The light everlasting Line 13. Unto the blind man is not, but ls born of the eye that has vision, Fruits of the earth ennobles to...
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680057
  • 9781236680051