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Página 293 - It's braw rich feeding for the cows, and they have a fine breed o' cattle here," replied Jeanie ; " but I like just as weel to look at the craigs of Arthur's Seat, and the sea coming in ayont them, as at a
Página 57 - A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
Página 325 - Alas ! it is not when we sleep soft and wake merrily ourselves that we think on other people's sufferings. Our hearts are waxed light within us then, and we are for righting our ain wrangs and fighting our ain battles. But when the hour of trouble comes to the mind or to the body — and seldom may it...
Página 326 - ... my Leddy, then it isna what we hae dune for oursells, but what we hae dune for others, that we think on maist pleasantly.
Página 325 - He is dead and gane to his place, and they that have slain him must answer for their ain act. But my sister — my puir sister Effie, still lives, though her days and hours are numbered ! She still lives, and a word of the King's mouth might restore her to a broken-hearted auld man, that never, in his daily and nightly exercise, forgot to pray that his Majesty might be blessed with a long and a prosperous reign, and that his throne, and the throne of his posterity, might be established in righteousness.
Página 148 - It had eyes lifted up to heaven, the best of books in his hand, the law of truth was written upon his lips, the world was behind his back. It stood as if it pleaded with men, and a crown of gold did hang over his head.
Página 325 - O, madam, if ever ye kenn'd what it was to sorrow for and with a sinning and a suffering creature, whose mind is sae tossed that she can be neither ca'd fit to live or die, have some compassion on our misery ! Save an honest house from dishonour, and an unhappy girl, not eighteen years of age, from an early and dreadful death!
Página 146 - He that is down, needs fear no fall; He that is low, no pride: He that is humble ever shall Have God to be his guide. I am content with what I have, Little be it or much ; And, Lord, contentment still I crave, Because thou savest such. Fulness to such a burden is, That go on pilgrimage; Here little, and hereafter bliss, Is best from age to age.