Earning a Living; Or, From Hand to Mouth: Scenes from the Homes of Working People

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J. Nisbet, 1861 - 259 pages
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Page 187 - ... intended for them. Then shifting his side, as a lawyer knows how, He pleaded again in behalf of the Eyes, But what were his arguments few people know, For the court did not think they were equally wise. So his lordship decreed, with a grave solemn tone, Decisive and clear, without one if or but, — That whenever the Nose put his spectacles on, By daylight or candlelight — Eyes should be shut.
Page 222 - For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, "Sit thou here in a good place," and say to the poor, "Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool," are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Page 135 - When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. 20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.
Page 237 - Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and thou shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.
Page 90 - Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, The wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge ? How thy garments are warm, When he quieteth the earth by the south wind...
Page 120 - I have been young and now am old," saith the Psalmist, " yet never saw I the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging their bread.
Page 18 - one half of the world does not know how the other half lives.
Page 110 - Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Page 234 - is wife (Not to mention the 'ousemaid an' cook), To come in an' 'ands up an' be still, An' honestly work for my bread, My livin' in that state of life To which it shall please God to call Me!
Page 222 - The rich and the poor meet together: The Lord is the maker of them all.

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