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    Within a bony labrinthean cave, Reached by the pulse of the aerial wave, This sibyl, sweet, and Mystic Sense is found, Muse, that presides o'er all the Powers of Sound.
    — Abraham Coles
    tags: power 
     
    Taking our stand on the immovable rock of Christ's character we risk nothing in saying that the wine of miracle answered to the wine of nature, and was not intoxicating. No counter proof can equal the force of that drawn from His attributes. It is an indecency and a calumny to impute to Christ conduct which requires apology.
    — Abraham Coles
    Poetry is unfallen speech. Paradise knew no other, for no other would suffice to answer the need of those ecstatic days of innocence.
    — Abraham Coles
    tags: innocence  speech  poetry 
     
    The grave, where sets the orb of being, setsTo rise, ascend, and culminate aboveEternity's horizon evermore.
    — Abraham Coles
    I value science-none can prize it more,It gives ten thousand motives to adore:Be it religious, as it ought to be,The heart it humbles, and it bows the knee.
    — Abraham Coles
    tags: heart  value  religious 
     
    On eyes that watch as well as eyes that weepDescends the solemn mystery of sleep,Toiling and climbing to the very close,The weary Body, longing for repose,On the gained level of the day's ascent,Halts for the night and pitches there its tent.
    — Abraham Coles
    tags: mystery  night  body  eyes  longing 
     
    O loving woman, man's fulfillment, sweet,Completing him not otherwise complete!How void and useless the sad remnant leftWere he of her, his nobler part, bereft.
    — Abraham Coles
    tags: women  sad  loving 
     
    We hail the return of the day of thy birth,Fair Columbia! washed by the waves of two oceansWhere men from the farthest dominions of earthRear altars to Freedom, and pay their devotions;Where our fathers in fight, nobly strove for the Right,Struck down their fierce foemen or put them to flight;Through the long lapse of ages, that so there might beAn asylum for all in the Land of the Free.
    — Abraham Coles
    tags: men  freedom  age  fight  father 
     
    O most illustrious of the days of time!Day full of joy and benison to earthWhen Thou wast born, sweet Babe of Bethlehem!With dazzling pomp descending angels sungGood will and peace to men, to God due praise,Who on the errand of salvation sentThee, Son Beloved! of plural UnityEssential part, made flesh that mad'st all worlds.
    — Abraham Coles
    tags: men  peace  joy  world  god  angel  salvation  son 
     
    Words are freeborn, and not the vassals of the gruff tyrants of prose to do their bidding only. They have the same right to dance and sing as the dewdrops have to sparkle and the stars to shine.
    — Abraham Coles
    tags: star  right  dance 
     
    The power to bind and loose to Truth is given:The mouth that speaks it is the mouth of Heaven,The power, which in a sense belongs to none,Thus understood belongs to every one.
    — Abraham Coles
    tags: truth  power 
     
    Much of our ignorance is of ourselves. Our eyes are full of dust. Prejudice blinds us.
    — Abraham Coles
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