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primitive in its ceremonies, unequalled in its liturgical forms; that our Church, which has kindled and displayed more bright and burning lights of Genius and Learning, than all other Protestant churches since the Reformation, was (with the single exception of the times of Laud and Sheldon) least intolerant, when all Christians unhappily deemed a species of intolerance their religious duty; that Bishops of our church were among the first that contended against this error; and finally, that since the Reformation, when tolerance became a fashion, the Church of
England, in a tolerating age, has shown herself eminently tolerant, and far more so, both in Spirit and in fact, that many of her most bitter opponents, who profess to deem toleration itself an insult on the rights of mankind! As to myself, who not only know the Church-Establishment to be tolerant, but who see in it the greatest, if not the sole safe bulwark of Toleration, I feel no necessity of defending or palliating oppressions under the two Charleses, in order to exclaim with a full and fervent heart, Esto PERPETUA :
&Time itime of the 3.1tticut jūarinter.
IN SEVEN PARTs.
Facile credo, plures esse Naturas invisibiles quam visibiles in rerum universitate. Sed horum omnium familiam quis nobis enarrabit? et gradus et cognationes et discrimina et singulorum munera 3 Quid agunt 1 qua, loca habitant 2 Harum rerum notitiam semper anbivit ingenium humanum, nunquam attigit. Juvat, interea, non diffiteor, quandoque in animo, tanquam in tabuli, majoris et meliorismundi imaginem contemplari: ne mens assuefacta hodiernae vitae minutiis se contrahat nimis, et tota subsidat in pusillas cogitationes. Sed veritati interea invigilandum est, modusque servandus, ut certa ab incertis, diem a nocte, distinguamus.--T. BURNET: Archaeol. Phil. p. 68.
Till a great seabird, called the Albatross, came through the snowfog, and was received with great joy and hospital
First voice. But tell me, tell me! speak again, Thy soft response renewing— What makes that ship drive on so fast? What is the ocean doing? .
SEcond voice. Still as a slave before his lord, The ocean hath no blast; His great bright eye most silently Up to the Moon is cast—
If he may know which way to go; For she guides him smooth or grim. See, brother, see how graciously She looketh down on him.
First voice. But why drives on that ship so fast, Without or wave or wind 1
The Mariner hath
n cast into a trance; for the angelic power causeth the vessel to drive northward faster than human life could endure
second voicr. The air is cut away before, And closes from behind.
Fly, brother, fly! more high, more high .
Or we shall be belated :
For slow and slow that ship will go,
When the Mariner's trance is abated.
I woke, and we were sailing on
As in a gentle weather:
"Twas night, calm night, the Moon was high ;
The dead men stood together.
The supernatural motion is retard ed; the Mariner awakes, and his penance begins antew.
All stood together on the deck, For a charnel-dungeon fitter: All fix'd on me their stony eyes, That in the Moon did glitter.
The pang, the curse, with which they died,
Had never pass'd away :
I could not draw my eyes from theirs,
Nor turn them up to pray.
And now this spell was snapt: once The curse is fi.
Like one, that on a lonesome road
But soon there breathed a wind on me,