„Take, O boatman, thrice thy fee,—
Take, I give it willingly;
For, invisible to thee,
Spirits twain have crossed with me.“

The Passage, Edinburgh Review (October 1832).

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Dichter, Literaturwissenschaftler und Landtagsabgeordneter 1787 - 1862

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Ephrem the Syrian Foto

„O Lord and Master of my life, give me not a spirit of sloth, vain curiosity, lust for power and idle talk, but give to me, Thy servant, a spirit of soberness, humility, patience and love.“

—  Ephrem the Syrian Syriac deacon and a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century 306 - 373

"Prayer of Ephrem" as translated in The Lenten Triodion (1978) by Mother Mary and Archimandrite Kallistos Ware, p. 69
Variant translations:
O Lord and Master of my life, give me not a spirit of sloth, vain curiosity, lust for power and idle talk, but give to me, your servant, a spirit of soberness, humility, patience and love. O Lord and King, grant me to see my own faults and not to condemn my brother: for you are blessed for ever and ever. Amen. O God, cleanse me, a sinner.
As translated in Who's Holding the Umbrella (1984) by William E. Yaeger, p. 70
Kontext: O Lord and Master of my life, give me not a spirit of sloth, vain curiosity, lust for power and idle talk, but give to me, Thy servant, a spirit of soberness, humility, patience and love. O Lord and King, grant me to see my own faults and not to condemn my brother: for blessed art Thou to the ages of ages. Amen. O God, cleanse me, a sinner.

Richard Fuller (minister) Foto

„O, cross of my bleeding Lord, may I meditate on thee more, may I feel thee more, may I resolve to know nothing but thee.“

—  Richard Fuller (minister) United States Baptist minister 1804 - 1876

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 173.

George Gordon Byron Foto

„In secret we met
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?
With silence and tears.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824

When We Two Parted (1808), st. 4.

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Felicia Hemans Foto

„Calm on the bosom of thy God,
Fair spirit, rest thee now!“

—  Felicia Hemans English poet 1793 - 1835

The Siege of Valencia (1823), scene ix, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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Richard Watson Gilder Foto

„On Thee alone my hope relies,
Beneath Thy cross I fall;
My Lord! my Life! my Sacrifice!
My Saviour! and my All!“

—  Anne Steele English hymn writer, essayist 1717 - 1778

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 82.

James Montgomery Foto

„When to the cross I turn my eyes,
And rest on Calvary,
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice,
I must remember Thee.“

—  James Montgomery British editor, hymn writer, and poet 1771 - 1854

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 173.
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Adelaide Anne Procter Foto

„I do not ask my cross to understand
My way to see:
Better in darkness just to feel Thy hand
And follow Thee.“

—  Adelaide Anne Procter English poet and songwriter 1825 - 1864

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 594.

William Wordsworth Foto

„Give unto me, made lowly wise,
The spirit of self-sacrifice;
The confidence of reason give,
And in the light of truth thy bondman let me live!“

—  William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850

Stanza 8.
Ode to Duty http://www.bartleby.com/145/ww271.html (1805)

Margaret Fuller Foto

„Put up at the moment of greatest suffering a prayer, not for thy own escape, but for the enfranchisement of some being dear to thee, and the sovereign spirit will accept thy ransom.“

—  Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850

"Recipe to prevent the cold of January from utterly destroying life" (30 January 1841), quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1898) by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, p. 97.

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George Linley Foto

„Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming,
Thy gentle voice my spirit can cheer.“

—  George Linley British writer 1798 - 1865

Ever of Thee, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

Ilia Chavchavadze Foto

„O mother! hear thy country's plea:
Nurture thy sons with spirits strong
Led by the torch of truth whose flame
Will banish ignorance and wrong.“

—  Ilia Chavchavadze Georgian poet and politician; a saint of Georgian Orthodox Church 1837 - 1907

Quelle: Anthology of Georgian Poetry (1948), Lines to a Georgian Mother, p. 59

Dwight L. Moody Foto

„If Jesus bore the cross, and died on it for me, ought I not to be willing to take it up for Him?“

—  Dwight L. Moody American evangelist and publisher 1837 - 1899

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 170.

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