Harper's Novels, Band 3

Harper & Bros., 1843

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Seite 38 - The sting of death is sin ; and the strength of sin is the Law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Seite 80 - Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not...
Seite 80 - When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to...
Seite 47 - A long life of probity, industry, and beneficence has impressed itself upon his expansive forehead, and upon his open, benevolent carriage. His figure is yet firm, and his gait steady. The lofty crown is bald, but a garland of silver-white locks surrounds the venerable head. No one in the city sees this head without bowing in friendly and reverential greeting. The whole country, as well as the city, loves him as their benefactor, and venerates him as their patriarch. He has created his own fortune,...
Seite 31 - Endeavour always, my children, to please one another ; but at the same time keep God in your thoughts. Lavish not all your love on to-day, for remember that marriage has its to-morrow likewise, and its day after to-morrow too. " Spare, as one may say, fuel for the winter.
Seite 19 - She had fallen back in her chair, with half- opened eyes and white lips like a corpse. He took her up in his arms as if she had been a child, and carried her into another room, where he laid her on a bed. He had often seen sick and dying people, and he did not for a moment lose his presence of mind. He saw at once that Jane had fainted, and by the help of a few simple restoratives she soon recovered. She slowly opened her eyes and looked strangely at him.
Seite 48 - ... then will you involuntarily exclaim, "What beautiful age!" If you sit near her, and look into her mild, pious eyes, you feel as if you could open your whole soul, and believe in every word she speaks, as in the Gospel. She has lived through much and experienced much ; yet she says she will live in order to learn.
Seite 48 - All this, united to her much patience, and the intrinsic amiability of her whole being, captivated all hearts, and won for her the sympathy of all. For a long time, it seemed as if the languishing angel would extend her wings, and follow the ascension of her parents ; but it was not to be so. Watchful and true affection kept her still on the earth.
Seite 48 - ... on her own shoulders, although she now supports herself on Serena. Since the death of her youngest daughter, she is become somewhat melancholy. This is not observable in her words, but in her frequent sighs. Like her husband, she is universally revered and beloved ; and all agree in this, that a more perfect union than exists between this couple cannot be imagined. Will you see in one little circumstance a miniature picture of the whole ? Every evening the old man himself roasts two apples —...
Seite 47 - In mind and conversation he is still cheerful, and full of jest and sprightliness; but for 'several years his sight has failed him greatly ; and the gout, which makes its appearance at times, troubles his temper. Ah, the prose of life ! But an angel moves around the couch to which suffering may confine him ; his feet are moved and enwrapped by soft white hands ; the sickchamber, and the countenance of the old man, grow bright before Serena ! We shall not come out of the poetry of the house while...

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