Adam Bede, by George Eliot, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Page 240 - Be thou, O Rock of ages, nigh ! So shall each murmuring thought be gone, And grief, and fear, and care shall fly, As clouds before the mid-day sun. 5 Speak to my warring passions,
Page 49 - Dark and cheerless is the morn, Unaccompanied by thee ; Joyless is the day's return Till thy mercy's beams I see, Till they inward light impart, Glad my eyes and warm my heart.
Page 320 - What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting ? CHAPTER LV.
Page 240 - Eternal Beam of Light Divine, Fountain of unexhausted love, In whom the Father's glories shine, Through earth beneath and heaven above; Jesus! the weary wanderer's rest, Give me thy easy yoke to bear; With steadfast patience arm my breast, With spotless love and holy fear. Speak to my warring passions, "Peace!" Say to my trembling heart, "Be still!" Thy power my strength and fortress is, For all things serve thy sovereign will.
Page 49 - Christ, the true, the only Light, Sun of Righteousness, arise, Triumph o'er the shades of night : Day-spring from on high, be near ; Day-star, in my heart appear.
Page 115 - If she saw he bore her no ill-will for what she had done to him, she might open her heart to him. But this resolution had been an immense effort ; he trembled at the thought of seeing her changed face, as a timid woman trembles at the thought of the surgeon's knife ; and he chose now to bear the long hours of suspense, rather than encounter what seemed to him the more intolerable agony of witnessing her trial. Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation...
Page 163 - Come, mighty Saviour ! let the dead hear thy voice ; let the eyes of the blind be opened : let her see that God encompasses her ; let her tremble at nothing but at the sin that cuts her off from him. Melt the hard heart ; unseal the closed lips : make her cry with her whole soul, 'Father, I have sinned.
Page 308 - You judge o' your garden-stuff on a better plan than that : you pick the things for what they can excel in for what they can excel in. You don't value your peas for their roots, or your carrots for their flowers. Now that's the way you should choose women : their cleverness 'll never come to much never come to much ; but they make excellent simpletons, ripe and strong-flavoured." " What dost say to that ? " said Mr Poyser, throwing himself back and looking merrily at his wife. " Say ! " answered...
Page 233 - Adam, though you see him quite master of himself, working hard and delighting in his work after his inborn inalienable nature, had not outlived his sorrow had not felt it slip from him as a temporary burthen, and leave him the same man again. Do any of us ? God forbid. It would be a poor result of all our anguish and our wrestling, if we won nothing but our old selves at the end of it if we could return to the same blind loves, the same self-confident blame, the same light thoughts of human...
Page 111 - There is no sort of wrong deed of which a man can bear the punishment alone : you can't isolate yourself, and say that the evil which is in you shall not spread. Men's lives are as thoroughly blended with each other as the air they breathe : evil spreads as necessarily as disease.

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