Is not the strength which now promotes him to such exceptional audacity as to aspire to your lovely hand, of your own creating?
I love the country every where, Here let me spend my life; No higher shall my thoughts aspire-- I'd be a farmer's wife.
What saith the blessed poet Dante of the beauty of the holy Beatrice?--that it said to every man who looked on her, 'Aspire!'A Great is the grace, and thou must give special praise therefor."
If I had aspired to nothing higher than a life of sensuous delights, she would have been all I could wish.
He realized the perfection which sacred eloquence attained, but to which Pagan art has vainly aspired,--a charm and a wonder to both learned and unlearned,--the precursor of the Bourdaloues and Lacordaires of the Roman Catholic Church, but especially the model for "all preachers who set above all worldly wisdom those divine revelations which alone can save the world."
who realized those three things to which the more able Gregory had aspired,--"independent sovereignty, control over the princes of the earth, and the supremacy of the Church."
This scandal resulted in a separation from Rome, as was foreseen both by Cromwell and Cranmer; and the latter became Archbishop of Canterbury, a prelate whose power and dignity were greater then than at the present day, exalted as the post is even now,--the highest in dignity and rank to which a subject can aspire,--higher even than the Lord High Chancellorship; both of which, however, pale before the position of a Prime Minister so far as power is concerned.
The only means by which each mortal eye Sends messengers to the wide firmament, That to the longing soul brings presently High contemplation and deep wonderment; By which aspirement she her wings displays, And herself thither, whence she came, upraise.
FUMER, jeter de la fumee; aspirer du tabac et en rejeter la fumee.
Though the stature of man is confined to a certain height, yet his mind is unlimited, and capable of growing up to heaven; and as those who endeavour to arrive at that perfection are adored and reverenced by all, so he that endeavours to advance himself as high as possibly he can in this world comes nearest to the condition of those holy and divine aspirers.
Then he who still aspires to purchase those comes nearest to the nature of those heavenly ministers, and in all probability is most like to go to heaven, no matter what destruction he makes in his way, if he does but attain his end; for nothing is a crime that is too great to be punished; and when it is once arrived at that perfection, the most horrid actions in the world become the most admired and renowned.
Soon, straight and large, upward each plant aspires;-- All happens as our noble lord desires.
Yet, when the sense of sacred presence fires, And strong devotion to the skies aspiresgg, Pour forth thy fervours for a healthful mind, Obedient passions, and a will resign'd; For love, which scarce collective man can fill; For patience, sov'reign o'er transmuted ill; For faith, that, panting for a happier seat, hhCounts death kind nature's signal of retreat: These goods for man the laws of heav'n ordain; These goods he grants, who grants the pow'r to gain; With these celestial wisdom calms the mind, And makes the happiness she does not find.
"O, then, how blind to all that truth requires, Who think it freedom when a part aspires!"--Id.
Revenge triumphs over death; love slights it; honor aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear preoccupateth it.