Stories for the middle ranks of society and Tales for the common people, Volume 1

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818

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Page 312 - I saw his eyes full of tears; and Oh! " with what pain did he bring himself to " tell me that it was the last dinner we " must ever eat in that house. I took " his hand with a smile, and only said, " ' the Lord gave and the Lord taketh " ' away, blessed be the name of the " ' Lord.' —
Page 26 - and the end of one parish, where I was doing good, would be the beginning of another parish where somebody else was doing good; so my schemes would jut into my neighbour's ; his projects would unite with those of some other local reformer ; and all would sit with a sort of dove-tail exactness. And what is
Page 459 - in whom vanity and sensuality " are the leading qualities, as, let me " tell you, is the case with far the " greater part, flattery, and a promise " ^of ease and pleasure, will do more ". than your whole battle array. If " you will let me manage, I will get " you all into the castle before
Page 446 - it is only to make us mope alone. " A merry companion and a mug of beer '' would make the night pass cheerily." Parley, however, kept all these thoughts to himself, or uttered them only when no one heard, for talk he must. He began to listen to the nightly whistling of the robbers under the windows
Page 297 - had a good fortune, and lived " soberly, yet he would not have made " me happy." —" Why what could you " want more of a man ?" said Betty. —" Religion," returned Mrs. Simpson. " As my father made a creditable '' appearance, and was very charitable; " and as I was an only Child, this " gentleman concluded that he could
Page 458 - hearing them." Flatterwell prevailed on the rest of the robbers to make no public attack on the castle that night. " My brethren," said he, " you now and then fail in your " schemes, because you are for violent " beginnings, while my soothing
Page 296 - It has been so far from preserving you " from trouble, that I think you have " had more than the usual share." " No," said Mrs. Simpson ; " nor did " Christianity ever pretend to exempt " its followers from trouble; this is no " part of the promise. Nay, the
Page 3 - only for the vulgar, who had invented nothing, no not even one idea of original wickedness; but who had stooped to rake up out of the kennel of infidelity, all the loathsome dregs and offal dirt, which politer unbelievers had thrown away as too gross and offensive for their better bred readers.
Page 320 - business." Just as Mrs. Simpson was saying these words, a letter was brought her from the minister of the parish where the farmer lived, by whom Mr. Simpson had been turned out of his cottage. The letter was as follows : " MADAM, " I WRITE to tell you that your old op" pressor Mr. Thomas is dead. I
Page 316 - credit than I deserved for my patience " under trials, which were easily borne, " while he who shared and lightened " them was spared to me. I had indeed " prayed and struggled to be weaned " from this world, but still my affection " for him tied me down to earth with a " strong cord: and though I did

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