The Bishop's Conversion (Google eBook)

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Eaton & Mains, 1892 - 384 pages
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Page 1 - And indeed He seems to me Scarce other than my own ideal knight, 'Who reverenced his conscience as his king; Whose glory was, redressing human wrong; Who spake no slander, no, nor listen'd to it; Who loved one only and who clave to her...
Page 1 - For pleasure; but through all this tract of years Wearing the white flower of a blameless life, Before a thousand peering littlenesses, In that fierce light which beats upon a throne, And blackens every blot: for where is he, Who dares foreshadow for an only son A lovelier life, a more unstained, than his?
Page 1 - How modest, kindly, all-accomplish'd, wise, With what sublime repression of himself, And in what limits, and how tenderly ; Not swaying to this faction or to that ; Not making his high place the lawless perch Of wing'd ambitions, nor a vantageground For pleasure ; but thro...
Page 329 - The heavens declare the glory of God: And the firmament showeth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech: And night unto night showeth knowledge.
Page 384 - Still travelling downward from the sky, Shine on our mortal sight. So when a great man dies, For years beyond our ken The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men.
Page 279 - ... Charles comfortable in bed. When my father came out, I and my brothers were peering through the banisters at the door of the "pirate." "Hush!" said my father. "There has been a terrible battle on the high seas. The pirate chief will be hanged if anybody speaks, and his first mate is full of cannonballs. There is only one thing to do, and that is to give up eating and to stand on one leg. Quick ! There is no time to lose. Hush!
Page 99 - Never do to-day what you can put off till tomorrow, or eternity, if you can manage it.
Page 240 - For six weeks this young Christian was shut up in a close dungeon-like room and watched day and night. Enchantment and violent purgatives were resorted to in vain to drive out the Christian heresies imbibed.; pepper and cloves sifted in his eyes did not enlighten them, lime-juice rubbed daily on a shaven crown did not induce wisdom after...
Page 20 - ... tell her you forgive her." There was almost a fervour of earnestness in Nuna's voice. She turned again to Patty, put her arm round her, and kissed her. But Patty stood sullen, regardless of either Nuna or her husband. Mr. Downes did not answer : he had kept stern and still while Nuna spoke : now he walked up and down the room with his hands behind him, his eyes bent on the ground. The silence was unbroken : the two women stood still while he walked up and down : Nuna wondered what would be the...

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