The Rose of Sharon: A Religious Souvenir

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A. Tompkins and B. B. Mussey, 1845
 

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Página 266 - Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Página 170 - Is lightened : — that serene and blessed mood, In which the affections gently lead us on, — Until, the breath of this corporeal frame And even the motion of our human blood Almost suspended, we are laid asleep In body, and become a living soul : While with an eye made quiet by the power Of harmony, and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things.
Página 207 - The dead are like the stars by day ; Withdrawn from mortal eye, But, not extinct, they hold their way In glory through the sky : Spirits from bondage thus set free Vanish amidst immensity, Where human thought, like human sight, Fails to pursue their trackless flight.
Página 170 - But sometimes, there cometh a truth that will search its way to the tablets of the soul, and trace itself there, as by electric force ; and behold, " old things are passed away, and all things are become new ; " for there is not a passion, or a principle, or a feeling, but shall be modified or affected, by the vivid impression of a truth that was never felt before. A spirit, once a dweller in humanity, sung to us before it passed away, of " That blessed mood, In which the heavy and the weary weight...
Página 267 - Why should I not,' said I to myself, ' relieve this wretched family ? I have the means ; and it will not delay me many minutes. But what if it does ? ' The scene of misery he conducted me to I cannot describe. I threw them my purse ; and their burst of gratitude overcame me. It filled my eyes . . it went as a cordial to my heart. ' I will call again to-morrow,
Página 267 - I was weary of life, and, after a day, such as few have known and none would wish to remember, was hurrying along the street to the river, when I felt a sudden check. I turned and beheld a little boy, who had caught the skirt of my cloak in his anxiety to solicit my notice. His look and manner were irresistible. Not less so was the lesson he had learnt. " There are six of us ; and we are dying for want of food.
Página 263 - The world is not so bad a world As some would like to make it ; Though whether good, or whether bad, Depends on how we take it.
Página 274 - The avenging fiend, that follows us behind, With whips and stings. The blest know none of this, But rest in everlasting peace of mind, And find the height of all their heaven is goodness.
Página 272 - ... it, with all the riches it contained. After Megara was taken, the soldiers prepared to plunder it ; but the Athenians interceded strongly for that people, and prevailed. Demetrius was satisfied with expelling the garrison, and declared the city free. Amidst these transactions, he bethought himself of Stilpo, a philosopher of great reputation, who sought only the retirement and tranquillity of a studious life. He sent for him, and asked him, " Whether they had taken any thing from him ?" " No,"...
Página 199 - For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house, hath more honour than the house. 4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

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