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Page 82 - Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Page 261 - Christian efforts will be crowned with success, and that * godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
Page 259 - A story of a faithful negro nurse who rescues two children of her master's during a rising of the slaves, conveys them away in safety, and supports them for a long time by her own exertions. There is a little improbability in some parts of the story, but at the same time there is something original and amusing in the sayings and doings of the poor negro woman, and her simple trust in the good God might be copied with advantage by many readers of this little work.
Page 256 - And as the captain of a ship is bound to be the last man to leave his ship in case of wreck, and to share his last crust with the sailors in case of famine, so the manufacturer, in any commercial crisis or distress, is bound to take the suffering of it with his men, and even to take more of it for himself than he allows his men to feel ; as a father would in a famine, shipwreck, or battle, sacrifice himself for his son.
Page 257 - Cloth boards, 2s. 6d. ; and elegant, gilt edges, 3s. 6d. " The schoolmaster himself is the narrator, and the quaint simplicity and grave religious feeling belonging to the age and character are so well sustained as to be almost deceptive. It is a pretty and touching narrative of a prodigal son in wild and troublous times."— Guardian.
Page 260 - An excellent book to put into the hands of young girls who have selfish or wayward tempers to correct." Pleasant Paths for Little Feet. By RUTH BUCK. " Each of the little people make the paths pleasant by doing all they can for each other's happiness. A good example of what may be done by either little boy or girl." Prayers for Children. By the Rev. HW LEE.
Page 258 - STORIES OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD: a Sunday Book for Little Children. "With coloured Illustrations, from drawings by JD WATSON. Cloth boards, price 2s. 6d. ; and elegant, gilt edges, 3s. 6d. The LIFE OF CHRIST, in the Words of the Four Evangelists.
Page 258 - Is a book of sterling merit, and calculated to do a great deal of good. It is professedly designed as a help to the spiritual instruction of a young Christian up to the time of his Confirmation ; but this is taking far too limited a view of its probable usefulness.