Sermons by a Lay Headmaster, Preached at Gresham's School, 1900-1918 (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1920 - 147 pages
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Page 73 - Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.
Page 59 - A faithful friend is a strong defence ; and he that hath found such an one, hath found a treasure.
Page 51 - And the sultriness showing the lion is couched in his lair. And the meal, the rich dates yellowed over with gold dust divine, And the locust-flesh steeped in the pitcher, the full draught of wine, And the sleep in the dried river-channel where bulrushes tell That the water was wont to go warbling so softly and well. How good is man's life, the mere living! how fit to employ All the heart and the soul and the senses for ever in joy!
Page 111 - This land of such dear souls, this dear, dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world...
Page 132 - Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
Page 89 - Handful of men as we were, we were English in heart and in limb, Strong with the strength of the race to command, to obey, to endure...
Page 59 - I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
Page 27 - Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given ; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
Page 6 - The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on : nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, . x Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Page 50 - He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

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