O Woman! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!
She came to the village church, And sat by a pillar alone; An angel watching an urn Wept over her, carved in stone.Tennyson
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.Abraham Lincoln
O lyric Love, half angel and half bird; And all a wonder and a wild desire, Boldest of hearts that ever braved the sun, Took sanctuary within the holier blue, And sang a kindred soul out to his face, Yet human at the red-ripe of the heart; When the first summons from the darkling earth Reached thee amid thy chambers, blanched their blue, And bared them of the glory to drop down, To toil for man, to suffer or to die, This is the same voice: can thy soul know change? Hail then, and hearken from the realms of help!Robert Browning
Be just,--not like man's law, which seizes on one isolated fact, but like God's judging angel, whose clear, sad eye saw all the countless cankering days of this man's life, all the countless nights, when, sick with starving, his soul fainted in him, before it judged him for this night, the saddest of all.
When a child can be brought to tears, not from fear of punishment, but from repentance for his offence, he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from grief at one's own conduct, be sure there is an angel nestling in the bosom.horace mann
Do you not think that sometimes when matters are at the worst with us, when we appear to have done all which we ourselves can do, yet all has been unavailing, and we have only shown we cannot, not we will not, help ourselves; that often just then something comes, almost as if supernaturally, to settle for us, as if our guardian angel took pity on our perplexities, and then at last obtained leave to help us? And if it be so, then what might only be a coincidence becomes a call of Providence, a voice from Heaven, a command.james anthony froude
Blue eyes shimmer with angel glances. Like spring violets over the lea.constance woolson
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. On the first day of the week came Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher and saw the stone taken away from the sepulcher.
The Accusing Spirit which flew up to heaven's chancery with the oath, blush'd as he gave it in; and the Recording angel as he wrote it down, dropp'd a tear upon the word, and blotted it out forever.Laurence Sterne
So I wonder a woman, the Mistress of Hearts, Should ascent to aspire to be Master of Arts; A Ministering angel in Woman we see, And an angel need cover no other Degree. O why should a Woman not get a Degree?
Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from yourdoor.william blake
The madman bum and angel beat in Time, unknown, yet putting down here what might be left to say in time come after death.Allen Ginsberg
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.william makepeace thackeray
When will the church do her appointed work? She is represented as an angel of light, flying through heaven with the everlasting gospel to be proclaimed to the world. This represents the speed and directness with which the church is to prosecute her work.ellen g. white
Pure and undimmed, thy angel smile Is mirrored on my dreams, Like evening's sunset-girded isle Upon her shadowed streams: And o'er my thoughts thy vision floats, Like melody of spring-bird, notes; When the blue halcyon gently laves His plumage in the flashing waves.benjamin, park, sr.
Mutterings and murmurs, mingling with the rumours of glory , gave rise to fears of an indecisive battle, a precipitate retreat. Insolent voices gave out that a spirit of the lowest category, a guardian angel, the insignificant Arcade, had checked and routed the dazzling host of the three great archangels.anatole france
I am the angel of reality , Seen for a moment standing in the door .wallace stevens
I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.marilyn monroe
My angel, his name is Freedom, Choose him to be your king; He shall cut pathways east and west, And fend you with his wing.ralph waldo emerson
We know the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong. Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?
But God, who is ableto prevail, wrestled with him, as the angel did with Jacob, and marked him; marked him for his own.Izaak Walton
A tear is an intellectual thing, And a sigh is the Sword of an angel King.
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