Floral biography: or, Chapters on flowers

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J. S. Taylor, 1852 - Crafts & Hobbies - 321 pages
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Page 202 - Writ, and leave men's souls to perish, rather than shock their prejudices. God will not alter the thing that is gone out of his lips ; and unless we can expunge from the thirteenth to the twentieth chapter of Revelation, or close...
Page 192 - ... the bible, he studied it daily — hourly. A change most striking came over his whole aspect, and character. His memorable petition had succeeded, so that he got a place as porter in an apothecary's establishment : and he who never before could remain sober for two or three days, and was sure to lose every situation within a week, was now so temperate, so faithful, so diligent, so steady, that he won the perfect confidence of his employers. Still, being an out-door servant, and having a little...
Page 292 - The frequent hallelujah raise. And we, oh, we are closely pressing Where stands the Lamb for sinners slain : — Hark ! " Glory, honour, power and blessing," Away ! we are called to swell the strain. Mother, loved Mother, we are not sleeping ; Father, look up where the bright stars be ; Where all the planets their watch are keeping, Singing and shining, there are we ! 277 CHAPTER XXIII.
Page 196 - ... through the faithful testimony borne without reserve against his darling errors, he was led to feel his dreadful peril, while walking along a bridge of straw, over a gulph of ascending flames. And this is the case with every member of the church of Rome high and low, rich and poor. Thus are we guilty concerning our brethren, if we fail to set before them the peril in which they stand. The wild fanatics who murdered Doghery, were less guilty than we, if we hold our peace, when opportunity is given...
Page 192 - From the time of receiving the bible, he studied it daily — hourly. A change most striking came over his whole aspect, and character. His memorable petition had succeeded, so that he got a place as porter in an apothecary's establishment : and he who never before could remain sober for two or three days, and was sure to lose every situation within a week, was now so temperate, so faithful, so diligent, so steady, that he won the perfect confidence of his employers. Still, being an out-door servant,...
Page 290 - Seeking a lone, a distant spot, To bid the cold, damp sod close o'er thee, Amid the slumb'rers who waken not ! " Mother, loved mother, I am not sleeping ; Father, look up to the soft blue sky , Where the glittering stars bright watch are keeping, Singing and shining, there am I. Warm was the tender breast that bore me ; ?Twas sweet, my mother, to rest with thee : But I was chosen — thou must restore me To the fonder bosom that bled for me.
Page 196 - ... the church of Rome high and low, rich and poor. Thus are we guilty concerning our brethren, if we fail to set before them the peril in which they stand. The wild fanatics who murdered Doghery, were less guilty than we, if we hold our peace, when opportunity is given to plead with a member of that antiChristian church. They acted up to the spirit of the religion that they professed ; we do not. They killed his body ; but in so doing sent his soul to glory : we study the ease of our own bodies,...
Page 162 - ... thousands of voices is that greeting heard ! I love to receive it, even when friendships are so young, that it is the first occasion offered of exchanging the kindly salutation ; but there is a feeling that does not display itself; an under-current, deep and strong, rolling over the graves of by-gone years, and sounding in secret a knell that is not heard amid the cheerful tones of the upper world. True, by the mercy of God, a happy new year may be mine ; truly happy, if his grace render it a...
Page 196 - ... assurance that by the same process that too shall be made to pass away. Thus is the conscience seared, and the sinner deluded ; as was poor Doghery, until, through the faithful testimony borne without reserve against his darling errors, he was led to feel his dreadful peril, while walking along a bridge of straw, over a gulph of ascending flames. And this is the case with every member of the church of Rome high and low, rich and poor. Thus are we guilty concerning our brethren, if we fail to...
Page 164 - ... special delight is to exchange greetings with some little flower that may have outlived the prefatory blasts of mid-winter, and lingered to welcome another year. In seasons of severity, when intense frost has cut down, or deep snow overlaid the tender blossoms, I am driven to my in-door collection ; but far better do I love to search the garden, the hedge-row, and the field ; if perchance some native production may reward my diligent scrutiny. There is one, not uncommon at this season ; the Christmas...

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