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Page 39 - BE NOBLE ! and the nobleness that lies In other men, sleeping, but never dead, Will rise in majesty to meet thine own...
Page 40 - To have to do with nothing but the true, The good, the eternal — and these, not alone In the main current of the general life, But small experiences of every day, Concerns of the particular hearth and home : To learn not only by a comet's rush But a rose's birth — not by the grandeur, God — But the comfort, Christ.
Page 109 - When he was reviled, he reviled not again. When he suffered he threatened not, but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.
Page 311 - To provide education and the means of recreation and enjoyment for the people of the poorer districts of London and other great cities; to enquire into the condition of the poor and to consider and advance plans calculated to promote their welfare.
Page 270 - ... resist truth, when they might resist the obstacles which prevent their receiving it. Our adoption of error as naturally proceeds from our abuse of reason, as our adoption of truth from the right use of it. The question, to a plain Christian, seems to be settled by this declaration of our Lord : " He that doeth his will shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God.
Page 30 - By knowledge of character more is meant than whether a man is a drunkard or a woman is dishonest; it means knowledge of the passions, hopes, and history of people; where the temptation will touch them, what is the little scheme they have made of their lives, or would make, if they had encouragement; what training long past phases of their lives may have afforded; how to move, touch, teach them.
Page 342 - And, only a week after the execution of the king, they formally took away the legislative power of the peers ; putting at the same time on record their memorable opinion, that the House of Lords is " useless, dangerous, and ought to be abolished.
Page 277 - Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep us this day without sin. O Lord, have mercy upon us : have mercy upon us. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us : as our trust is in thee. O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded.
Page 20 - Indeed so serious had become the action of " the frivolous public . . . which supported the great army of beggars and made laziness and imposture more profitable than work...
Page 21 - ... is to instruct (if they can be taught) the large dole-giving community, and to get them punished, as did our ancestors some centuries ago; but, above all, to purge the nation of the hypocrisy which sends the mendicant to prison, while for the great parent central vice of dole-giving it has only mild reproofs, or even gentle commendation.