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1842 Excerpt: ...of darkness, hunting and hunted to despair and
death Fear cannot live in youth's bosom; and gay and glad we
penetrated, like a young bird that loves the sunshine of the open
sky, yet dreads not to drop down, or dart into the black forest
gloom--into the haunts where the old gray grim Iniquity had, from
time immemorial, established his strongholds. The ruffian's scowl
fell off our face, like darkness from a new-trimmed lamp, of which
the oil failed not--our eye, which neither grief nor guilt had
clouded, made that of the robber, the burglar, and the murderer to
quail--convicts even then to conscience, and doomed to die on the
scaffold--curses and execrations passed by our heads like blasts by
the top of the strong young trees. And will law, bloody penal law,
quell crimes in such hearts as these, or strike their hands with
palsy? Shall the hangman terrify, when conscience is a bugbear?
Other ministers must disarm the murderers. Another light than the
torch in the iron grasp of criminal justice discovering and
dragging the felon from his haunt, must penetrate and dispel the
darkness, till it is as broad as day, and (herein wickedness can
hatch and hide no more--the light of mercy, and the jurisprudence
of the New Testament. But on reascending from the dolorous region
into the blessed day, there was the dome of St Paul's in heaven, or
there the holy Abbey, where sleep England's holiest dead, and the
Thames, with all his floating glories, moored or adrifting with the
tide down to the sea, like giants rejoicing to run a race to the
uttermost parts of the earth How dreamlike the Sowings of the Isis
by Godstow's ivied ruin, where blossomed, bloomed, and perished in
an hour, Rosamunda--flower of the world How cheerful, as if waked
from a dream, glides on the famo...
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