Letters of Life

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D. Appleton, 1866 - 414 pages

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Page 237 - If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds, if we imbue them with principles, with the just fear of God and love of our fellowmen, we engrave on those tablets something which will brighten to all eternity.
Page 392 - Lord, make me to know mine end, And the measure of my days, what it is ; That I may know how frail I am.
Page 174 - And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud ; for he is a god : either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Page 173 - Elijah came unto all the people, and said. How long halt ye between two opinions ? If the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.
Page 77 - That man may last, but never lives, Who much receives, but nothing gives ; Whom none can love, whom none can thank. Creation's blot, creation's blank...
Page 90 - The end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith, makes up the highest perfection.
Page 414 - Christian Ballads. By the Right Rev. A. CLEVELAND COXE, DD, Bishop of Western New York. Illustrated by John A. Hows. 1 vol., 8vo. 14 full page engravings, and nearly 60 head and tail pieces.
Page 414 - With great power of observation, much information, a rapid and graphic style, the author presents a vivid and instructive picture. He is free in his strictures, sweeping in his judgments, but his facts are unquestionable, and his motives and his standard of judgment just."— Albany Argus. " His work will be found to contain a greal deal of valuable information, many suggestive reflections, and much graphic and interesting descriptions.
Page 170 - Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan , figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
Page 414 - The Conversion of the Roman Empire; the Boyle Lectures for the year 1864, delivered at the Chapel Royal, Whitehall. By the same.

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