I, whom you behold in these black garments of the priesthood -- I, who ascend the sacred desk, and turn my pale face heavenward, taking upon myself to hold communion in your behalf with the Most High Omniscience
-- I, in whose daily life you discern the sanctity of Enoch -- I, whose footsteps, as you suppose, leave a gleam along my earthly track, whereby the Pilgrims that shall come after me may be guided to the regions of the blest -- I, who have laid the hand of baptism upon your children -- I, who have breathed the parting prayer over your dying friends, to whom the Amen sounded faintly from a world which they had quitted -- I, your pastor, whom you so reverence and trust, am utterly a pollution and a lie
All that is now obscure shall become plain to our expanded faculties; and what to our present senses may seem irreconcilable to our limited notions of mercy, of justice, and of love, shall stand irradiated by the light of truth, confessedly the suggestions of Omniscience
, and the acts of an All-powerful Benevolence.
He must leave the omniscience
of business at the door, when he comes into the palace of beauty.
And it is only what we are vividly conscious of that we can vividly imagine to be seen by Omniscience
omnific, omniform, omnipercipient, omniscience
Commonly he was a clever man, and he was inspired tonight with a wild omniscience
, a folly wiser than the world, that which comes to a young man who has seen for an instant a particular expression on a particular face.
For the Maker of all things and all persons stands behind us and casts his dread omniscience through us over things.
The same Omniscience flows into the intellect, and makes what we call genius.
This excellent method of conveying a falsehood with the heart only, without making the tongue guilty of an untruth, by the means of equivocation and imposture, hath quieted the conscience of many a notable deceiver; and yet, when we consider that it is Omniscience
on which these endeavour to impose, it may possibly seem capable of affording only a very superficial comfort; and that this artful and refined distinction between communicating a lie, and telling one, is hardly worth the pains it costs them.
If, a few pages back, the present writer claimed the privilege of peeping into Miss Amelia Sedley's bedroom, and understanding with the omniscience
of the novelist all the gentle pains and passions which were tossing upon that innocent pillow, why should he not declare himself to be Rebecca's confidante too, master of her secrets, and seal-keeper of that young woman's conscience?
He only learned that the more he himself knew, in his little limited human way, the better he could distantly imagine what Omniscience
Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience
that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.