Narrative of the life and sufferings of William B. Lighton

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Kneeland & Company, 1838 - 192 páginas
 

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Página 189 - Friendship ! mysterious cement of the soul, Sweetener of life, and solder of society, I owe thee much. Thou hast deserved from me Far, far beyond what I can ever pay. Oft have I proved the labours of thy love, And the warm efforts of the gentle heart, Anxious to please.
Página 223 - Know'st thou the' importance of a soul immortal ? Behold this midnight glory : worlds on worlds ! Amazing pomp ; redouble this amaze ! Ten thousand add ; add twice ten thousand more ; Then weigh the whole ; one soul outweighs them all, And calls the' astonishing magnificence Of unintelligent creation poor.
Página 160 - Where shall my wondering soul begin? How shall I all to heaven aspire? A slave redeemed from death and sin, A brand plucked from eternal fire, How shall I equal triumphs raise, Or sing my great Deliverer's praise?
Página 224 - Most wondrous book ! bright candle of the Lord ! Star of eternity ! the only star By which the bark of man could navigate The sea of life, and gain the coast of bliss Securely ! only star which rose on Time, And, on its dark and troubled billows, still, As generation, drifting swiftly by, Succeeded generation, threw a ray Of heaven's own light, and to the hills of God, The eternal hills, pointed the sinner's eye.
Página 1 - Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.
Página 225 - Uriel, in the sun ; Meridian evidence puts doubt to flight; And ardent hope anticipates the skies. Of that bright sun, Lorenzo ! scale the sphere; 'Tis easy!
Página 219 - It must be done, my soul: but 'tis a strange, A dismal, and mysterious change, When thou shalt leave this tenement of clay, And to an unknown - somewhere wing away; When time shall be eternity, and thou Shalt be - thou know'st not what - and live - thou know'st not how!
Página 219 - TEACH me, O Lord, to number my days, that I may apply my heart unto wisdom ; ever to remember my last end, that I may not dare to sin against thee.
Página 40 - Matt. xv. 4. Exod. xx. 12. The disregard of this requirement is the cause of a vast proportion of the individual wretchedness, sorrow, misery and death, found in the world. Most who come to an untimely end, are obliged to confess, that this, with the breach of the Sabbath, were the principal causes of their ruin. Reader ! art thou guilty ? Take timely warning, humble thyself, therefore, before God, and repent, or thou wilt be damned for ever. From such a curse, may God save us all ! After breakfast...
Página 57 - But the sea, rolling on as before, and without any respect, not only wets the skirts of his robe, but likewise splashed his thighs ; on which be rose up suddenly, and addressing himself to his attendants, upbraided them with their ridiculous flattery, and very judiciously expatiated on the narrow and limited power of the greatest monarch on earth. " Flatterers who praise great men, for their imaginary merit, lull them to sleep to their real miseries." Then reader beware of flattery: of which the...

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