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" There is, as the Apostle has remarked, a way to strength through weakness. " Let me then be the most feeble creature alive, as long as that feebleness serves to invigorate the energies of my rational and immortal spirit ; as long as in that obscurity... "
Memoirs of Christina, Queen of Sweden - Page 2
by Henry Woodhead - 1863
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Mistakes of Ingersoll and His Answers Complete

1889 - 529 pages
...wretched to be blind as it is not to be capable of enduring blindness. Let me be the most feeble creator* alive as long as that feebleness serves to invigorate the energies of my rational and immortal spirit; so long as in that obscurity in which I am enveloped the light of the divine presence more clearly...
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Lincoln Literary Collection, Designed for School-room and Family Circle

John Piersol McCaskey - American literature - 1897 - 576 pages
...liberty to contemplate the beauty and stability of virtue and of truth. How many things are there, besides, which I would not willingly see ! how many which I must see, against my will ! aijd how few which I feel any anxiety to see ! There is, as the apostle has remarked, a way to strength...
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Mistakes of Ingersoll and His Answers Complete

James Baird McClure - 1899
...Ruskin. It is not so wretched to be blind as it is not to be capable of enduring blindness. Let me be the most feeble creature alive as long as that feebleness serves to invigorate the energies oi my rational and immortal spirit ; so long as in that obscurity in which I am enveloped the light...
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Spokesperson Milton: Voices in Contemporary Criticism

Charles W. Durham, Kristin Pruitt McColgan - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 284 pages
...motto "My strength is made perfect in weakness." 18 Similarly in his Second Defense, Milton writes, "There is, as the apostle has remarked, a way to strength...weakness. Let me then be the most feeble creature alive . . . then, in proportion as I am weak, I shall be invincibly strong, and in proportion as I am blind,...
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Selections from the Prose and Poetry of John Milton

John Milton - 1923 - 310 pages
...me at liberty to contemplate the beauty and staJjUity^fjvJrtu^^ndoftrath. How many things are there besides which I would not willingly see; how many...anxiety to see ! There is, as the apostle has remarked, ajway to strength through weakness^ Let me then be the mosFfeeble creature alive, as long as that feebleness...
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