They have a strain of the Divinity
,' replied the poet.
Clearly the rector was not what is called in these days an "earnest" man: he was fonder of church history than of divinity
, and had much more insight into men's characters than interest in their opinions; he was neither laborious, nor obviously self-denying, nor very copious in alms-giving, and his theology, you perceive, was lax.
The islanders at first gazed in mute admiration at so unusual a prodigy, and seemed inclined to regard it as some new divinity
The sable divinity
would not herself dwell with us always; but we could counterfeit her presence.
If there be mystery in its workings, it is the mystery of a Divinity
De Guiche had once looked upon this divinity
as a mere woman; and the courtiers had not dared to extol this star in her upward progress, fearful to disgust the monarch whom such a dull star had formerly displeased.
Hereat, simply as a child engrossed with a new game, the lama threw back his head and began the full-throated invocation of the Doctor of Divinity
ere he opens the full doctrine.
He appeared to imagine that the snake was a divinity
,--not celestial, it is true, but darkly infernal,--and that he thence derived an eminence and a sanctity, horrid, indeed, yet more desirable than whatever ambition aims at.
The illimitable greatness of the one, the unfathomable seduction of the other working their immemorial spells from generation to generation fell upon my heart at last: a common fortune, an unforgettable memory of the sea's formless might and of the sovereign charm in that woman's form wherein there seemed to beat the pulse of divinity
rather than blood.
But ours is that which went by the name of Antiochia Epidaphne, from its vicinity to the little village of Daphne, where stood a temple to that divinity
, maketh the love of ourselves the pattern; the love of our neighbors, but the portraiture.
During the last few days they had taken their seats in moist gloom, and, brooding over the prospect of coming colds in the head, had had little that was pleasant to say to the divinity
who was shaping their ends.