Sketches of youth

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Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb, 1839 - Literary Criticism - 310 pages
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Page 45 - Two things have I required of thee ; deny me them not before I die: remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, "Who is the Lord?" or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Page 192 - Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God...
Page 113 - There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; the conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; the locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; the spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings
Page 132 - The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
Page 11 - It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
Page 148 - Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
Page 113 - ... do unto others as we would have others do unto us.
Page 113 - The old man looked at the child, and as he saw the tears rolling down her cheeks, he seemed touched by her distress. Putting his hand in his pocket, he drew out a shilling, and offered it to her. 19.
Page 112 - You wanted to keep it, I suppose," said he. " Well, I am glad your mother was more honest than you, or I should have been five dollars poorer, and none the wiser.
Page 113 - ... +murmured he, as he bade the little girl good-night, and entered his house a sadder, and, it is to be hoped, a better man. Susan returned to her humble home with a +lightened heart, and through the course of a long and useful life, she never forgot her first temptation.

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