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" IT must be so — Plato, thou reason'st well ! — Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality ? Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror, Of falling into nought ? why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles... "
Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ... - Page 126
by Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff - 1852 - 399 pages
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Tatler. The Guardian. The Freeholder. The ...

Joseph Addison - 1837
...reason's! well !— Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror, Of...destruction ? Tis the divinity that stirs within us ; Tis heaven itself, that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man. Eternity ! thou pleasing,...
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History of the English Language and Literature

Robert Chambers - English language - 1837 - 328 pages
...Immortality of the Soul ; a drawn smord on the table beside him.] It must be so — Plato, thou reasonest well; Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire,...secret dread, and inward horror, Of falling into nought 1 Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction 7 "Pis the divinity that stirs...
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Five Lessons for Young Men

Solomon Southwick - Temptation - 1837 - 198 pages
...(lie Immortality of the Soul. A drawn sword on the table by him. It must be so—Plato, thou reasonest well!— Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond...this secret dread, and inward horror, Of falling into naught ? Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at deslruction ? 'Tis the divinity that...
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The Moral and Intellectual School Book: Containing Instructions for Reading ...

William Martin - Readers - 1838 - 348 pages
...turn awry. And lose the name of action ! Shakspeare. LESSON II. CATO ON THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. It must be so — Plato, thou reason'st well ! Else,...destruction ? 'Tis the Divinity that stirs within us, 'Tis Heaven itself, that points out an hereafter, And intimates Eternity to man. Eternity ! — thou pleasing...
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The National Preceptor: Or, Selections in Prose and Poetry; Consisting of ...

Jesse Olney - Readers - 1838 - 336 pages
...Soliloquy' on the Immortality of the Soul. — TRAGEDY OF CATO. 1. It must be so — Plato, f thou reasonest well ! Else, whence this pleasing hope, this fond...divinity that stirs within us : .'•••' 'Tis heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates Eternity to man. 2. Eternity ! — thou pleasing,...
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The poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838
...and his God. CATO'S SOLILOQUY ON THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. IT must be so — Plato, thou reasonest well ! — Else, whence this pleasing hope, this fond...? — Tis the Divinity that stirs within us : Tis Heaven itself that points out — a hereafter, And intimates — Eternity to man. Eternity ! — thou...
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Rhetorical Dialogues: Or, Dramatic Selections for the Use of Schools ...

Dialogues - 1839 - 514 pages
...pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality? Or whence this secret dread, this inward horror, Of falling into nought! Why shrinks...destruction ? 'Tis the divinity that stirs within us ; 'Tis Heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man. Eternity! thou pleasing,...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - Elocution - 1839 - 357 pages
...longing after immortality'? Or', whence this secret dread' and inward horrour', Of falling into naught'? Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles...stirs within us', 'Tis heav'n itself that points out a hereafter', And intimates eternity to man'. Eternity'! — Thou pleasing', dreadful thought'! Through...
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The philosophy of a future state

Thomas Dick - 1840
...actions the most beneficent, and heroic, on what principle is it to be accounted for? " Whence springs this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing...soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction?" Whence proceeds the want we feel amidst the variety of objects which surround us? Whence arises the...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1877
...in his familiar and apt soliloquy, has expressed this view of the origin of the conviction : — " It must be so — Plato, thou reason'st well — Else...destruction ? 'Tis the Divinity that stirs within us; 'Tis Heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man, Eternity ! thou pleasing,...
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