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q&befSj flg ^ w ^ vSlropg m himself—surrounded by foes ,- Jae ^ en ^ fcefl / iin-^ l ^^^ s ^ icl , jJius , V , left alone , '' and thus beset , ne : . cftrti 9 d forward jfe « f- vk * - ^ j ^| g ^ c ^ fej ) jf- . j ( ji (> 4 , confounding his enemies and vindieatipg his ^ Great <> r s rights * tt is an instance of true sublimity . The sublimity is y ^ ofci % 0 ;^ tess ^^ , );^ g ^ j ^ f ^ t ' s paine was Elijah , Centuries elapsed ^ and a ^ reat reformer ^ pp ^ rei ppon th e earth . He offered to his country men the choicest bless ijng ^^ th ^ y ^ ejec tccj them . He p ers ev ered in ceaseless la bours to do them gopdj ; , they rewarded him with ceaseless persecution . He healed their diseased , red their hungry , solaced their poor ; they put his life in jeopardy . He ^ osie a few-of . the country to be the specia l objects of his instructions anfjjaypur ; in this hour of his need they all forsook him and fled * 1 No
sufferings , _ could overcome his love ; he continued pouring forth warRiags , advice , and blessings , till he underwent crucifixion at the hands of those very persons whom he came to seek and to save . It is an instance of true sublimity . The sublimity is not the less that the Reformer ' s name was Jesus Christ . After another considerable interval , there arose a spirit that could unlock the springs of feeling in every human bosom , that could bring the secrets of heaven to earth , and raise the soul of man from earth to > heaven , a spirit fraught with the noblest thoughts , breathing forth in amplest measure a love of freedom and a hatred of tyranny . In the service of his
species the possessor of that spirit lost his sight * Driven by the evil days on which he had fallen into obscurity , he bated not a jot of heart or hope , but full of self-satisfaction and inspired by the Eternal Spirit , the blind and ill-treated patriot composed a work , and in , that w 6 ijk | Je ' tt to . his age and his country a blessing in return for a curse . It is ah instance of true sublimity . And the sublimity is not the Jesa that the name of the blind man was John MiltOn . ¦ , ... '« ¦ ...,: ; -J-. T ¦' > : : .. < : ¦ WS ^ i : > iAt hXi . A
Some years aiter his death ; it happened that there 'appealed in the world a body of men allied to- hjrn in apirit and in sentitoeht . They believed themselves the depositaries of important truth . To , accept ; J that truth they invited their felldw ^ coufhtrynben , and frond th 6 ^ % ftb |^] $ jcte d the offer , we learn that ii * the midst idif iatltire ^ qblbquy , ^^^^ mivation , contempt , and scoriii in the tiossessioh of : ** si ; lojt vi ^ Wfeid dri ^^ ry ^ lde , secular , professional , and spiritual , beyond all ^^ comp ^ t ^^ ti ^ excnSa , " * these men remained faithful ^ their principle ^) UBpiir h as ^ !^ adj « rtpi 4 'chaseable , and maintained their post in t ^ wry trout of ; theeiieiriyy tbfe > tigti !| alled by an incessant fire , preferring de ^ th tojti : ^ icbftry * i > - , It is an irofcame ^ oft true sublimity .
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1830, page 769, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2590/page/41/