The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben Percy, Brothers of the Benedictine Monastery, Mont Benger, Volume 20 (Google eBook)

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T. Boys, 1826 - Anecdotes
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Page 18 - And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old ; Wherefore I was afraid, And durst not show you mine opinion. I said, Days should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom.
Page 98 - Your son at the present writing is mighty well employed in tumbling on the floor of the room and sweeping the sand with a feather. He grows a most delightful child, and very full of play and spirit. He is also a very great scholar: he can read his Primer; and I have brought down my Virgil. He makes most shrewd remarks about the pictures.
Page 140 - Five or six inches of an iron hoop, made into a knife, and the shank of an arrow-head of iron, which served her as an awl, were all the metals this poor woman had with her when she eloped ; and with these implements she had made herself complete snow-shoes, and several other useful articles.
Page 110 - Were the French to come as invaders or enemies, uninvited by the wishes of the people, I should oppose them to the utmost of my strength. Yes ! my countrymen, I should advise you to meet them upon the beach with a sword in one hand and a torch in the other.
Page 43 - We pressed the missionary to tell us whether the Guahiba had peacefully enjoyed the happiness of remaining with her children ; and if any repentance had followed this excess of cruelty. He would not satisfy our...
Page 57 - she had the innocency of childhood, the beauty of youth, the solidity of middle, the gravity of old age and all at eighteen the birth of a princess, the learning of a clerk, the life of a saint, and the death of a malefactor for her parents
Page 5 - Surely, the remembrance of your manner of life passed among us, your holy conversation, your wholesome counsels, your examples of virtue, of which there is hope, that they do not only persevere with you but that they are by God's grace, much more increased.
Page 56 - ... their parting would overcome the fortitude of both, and would too much unbend their minds from that constancy which their approaching end required of them : their separation, she said, would be only for a moment ; and they would soon rejoin each other in a scene where their affections would be for ever united, and where death, disappointment, and misfortunes could no longer have access to them, or disturb their eternal felicity".
Page 56 - ... should be beheaded within the verge of the Tower. She saw her husband led to execution ; and having given him from the window some token of her remembrance, she waited with tranquillity till her own appointed hour should bring her to a like fate.
Page 7 - You would smile to see the concern she is in when I have a cause to plead, and the joy she shows when it is over. She finds means to have the first news brought her of the success I meet with in court, how I am heard, and what decree is made. If...

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