Oldtown Folks, Volumes 1-3

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Fields, Osgood, & Company, 1869 - American literature - 608 pages
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"My object is to interpret to the world the New England life and character in that particular time of its history which may be called the seminal period. New England has always been a capital country to emigrate from, and North, South, East and West have been populated largely from New England, so that the seed-bed of New England was the seed-bed of this great American Republic, and of all that is likely to come of it."--Preface.
 

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Page 308 - And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind : for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts : if thou seek him, he will be found of thee ; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
Page 209 - Friend of sinners was his name ; Now above all glory raised, He rejoices in the same : Still he calls them brethren, friends, And to all their wants attends . 4 Oh ! for grace our hearts to soften, Teach us, Lord, at length to love; We, alas ! forget too often, What a friend we have above : But when home our souls are brought, We will love thee as we ought.
Page 92 - For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy GOD. For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
Page 316 - I was made a member of Christ, a child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of heaven.
Page 95 - ONE there is, above all others, Well deserves the name of Friend; His is love beyond a brother's, Costly, free, and knows no end: They who once His kindness prove, Find it everlasting love.
Page 214 - In sooth, I know not why I am so sad : It wearies me ; you say it wearies you ; But how I caught it, found it, or came by it, What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born, I am to learn ; And such a want-wit sadness makes of me. That I have much ado to know myself.
Page 343 - Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him : because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.
Page 92 - O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
Page 119 - All liars shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, ' — that 's what the Bible says; and you may thank me for keeping you from going there.
Page 93 - When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

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