Life and Letter of Peter and Susan Lesley, Volume 2

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Mary Lesley Ames
G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1909 - Geologists

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Page 122 - Jacob selah lift up your heads O ye gates and be ye lifted up ye everlasting doors and the King of glory shall come in...
Page 519 - THERE rolls the deep where grew the tree. O earth, what changes hast thou seen ! There where the long street roars, hath been The stillness of the central sea. The hills are shadows, and they flow From form to form, and nothing stands ; They melt like mist, the solid lands, Like clouds they shape themselves and go.
Page 501 - Recovery was very slow, but complete; thereafter he lived strictly by rule. During the years 1874 to 1891, the active years of the second survey, he closed his office promptly at 4 o'clock, giving six hours of concentrated labor daily. But the preparation of the final report required haste, and his day knew no measure, with the result that in 1893 his life as a student ended without warning. He was able to supervise matters for almost two years longer, and then, the work having been completed, he...
Page 439 - Wilt thou not ope thy heart to know What rainbows teach, and sunsets show? Verdict which accumulates From lengthening scroll of human fates, Voice of earth to earth returned, Prayers of saints that inly burned, — Saying, What is excellent, As God lives, is permanent ; Hearts are dust, hearts' loves remain, Heart's love will meet thee again.
Page 154 - Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Page 520 - And inasmuch as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this cometh judgment ; so Christ also, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time, apart from sin, to them that wait for Him, unto salvation.
Page 525 - The kindest and the happiest p"air Will find occasion to forbear; And something, every day they live, To pity, and perhaps forgive.
Page 273 - bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless and praise his holy name.
Page 218 - It was my fortune not long ago, with my eyes directed on this subject, to fall in with an American to be proud of. I said never was such force, good meaning, good sense, good action, combined with such domestic lovely behaviour, such modesty and persistent preference for others. Wherever he moved he was the benefactor.
Page 350 - Still another of the silent but formative agencies in education is that combination of physical signs and motions which we designate in the aggregate as manners. Some one has said, " A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face ; but a beautiful behavior is better than a beautiful form. It is the finest of the fine arts. It abolishes all considerations of magnitude, and equals the majesty of the world.

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