Malcolm, Volume 3

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Page 173 - Behold, I go forward, but he is not there ; and backward, but I cannot perceive him : on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him : he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him : but he knoweth the way that I take : when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Page 56 - And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city. 15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.
Page 80 - I would not outlive that very thought; I have so abject a conceit of this common way of existence, this retaining to the sun and elements, I cannot think this is to be a man, or to live according to the dignity of humanity: in expectation of a better, I can with patience embrace this life, yet in my best meditations do often defy death...
Page 80 - I take a full view and circle of myself without this reasonable moderator, and equal piece of justice, death, I do conceive myself the miserablest person extant : were there not another life that I hope for, all the vanities of this world should not...
Page ii - AILEEN FERRERS. By Susan Morley. In 2 vols. Crown 8vo, cloth. * , Her novel rises to a level far above that which cultivated women with a facile pen ordinarily attain when they set themselves to write a story.
Page 173 - Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.
Page 68 - Such a man will omit neither family worship nor a sneer at his neighbour. He will neither milk his cow on the first day of the week without a Sabbath mask on his face, nor remove it while he waters the milk for his customers. Yet he may not be an absolute hypocrite. What can be done for him, however, hell itself may have to determine.
Page 80 - I highly love any that is afraid of it; this makes me naturally love a soldier, and honour those tattered and contemptible regiments that will die at the command of a sergeant. For a pagan there may be some motives to be in love with...
Page 127 - Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever.
Page ii - In the delineation of idiosyncrasy, special and particular, and its effects on the lives of the personages of the story, the author may, without exaggeration, be said to be masterly. Whether in the long-drawn-out development of character, or in the description of peculiar qualities in a single pointed sentence, ne is equally skilful, while, where pathos is necessary, he has it at command, and subdued, sly humour is not wanting.

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