Pastoral and other poems

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162. Printed for the Author, 1854 - 6 pages
 

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Page 144 - God. Why art thou so heavy, O my soul: and why art thou so disquieted within me ? O put thy trust in God: for I will yet give him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.
Page 229 - Behold, Thou hast made my days as it were a span long, and mine age is even as nothing in respect of Thee ; and verily every man living is altogether vanity. For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain ; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them. And now, Lord, what is my hope : truly my hope is even in Thee.
Page 3 - Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Page 165 - Tis hard if all is false that I advance, A fool must now and then be right by chance.
Page 97 - It is a well-known fact, that in the vast prairies of the Texas a little plant is always to be found, which, under all circumstances of climate, change of weather, rain, frost, or sunshine, invariably turns its leaves and flowers to the north.
Page 97 - ... of the world, have enjoyed the pleasure of obeying their Maker, and done their best to promote the well-being and happiness of their fellow-creatures. The remarks I have been making on the arrangements of Providence for the benefit of His creatures is beautifully illustrated by the following fact. In the vast prairies of the Texas, a little plant may always be found, which under all circumstances of climate, change of weather, rain, frost or sunshine, invariably turns its leaves and flowers to...

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