The Farringdons, Volume 1

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Appleton, 1900 - 367 pages

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Page 109 - And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
Page 327 - Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me : my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
Page 47 - You never spoke a truer word, Mrs. Hankey," agreed her hostess ; " the very best of them don't properly know the difference between their souls and their stomachs ; and they fancy that they are a-wrestling with their doubts, when really it is their dinners that are a-wrestling with them.
Page 138 - The world is weary of new tracts of thought That lead to nought — Sick of quack remedies prescribed in vain For mortal pain; Yet still above them all one Figure stands With outstretched hands. "O thou of little faith!" sets forth the rebuke of the Master. His tribute to the trusting centurion, "I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel," registers his spiritually keen recognition of the inestimable value of faith.
Page 151 - ... pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night to guide your footsteps through the wilderness of life.
Page 110 - They shall walk with me in white, for they are worthy :" and they reply, " Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath washed us from our sins in his own blood." Christ crowns faith by this gracious declaration,
Page 163 - What sort of people are the Herberts? Is Mrs. Herbert a lady?" is asked. To which is given the significant reply, "She is the sort of person who pronounces the 't' in 'often.' " Similar evidence is offered by the lexicographer, Henry Bradley: "I remember," he writes, "hearing a highly intelligent working class orator repeatedly pronounce the word suggest as 'sug-jest.' . . . Many people, though hardly among those who are commonly reckoned good speakers, pronounce forehead...
Page 31 - We have not, as the chosen people of old had, the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night...
Page 17 - ... her heroines, is intelligent and witty, and although she sees the weaknesses of Methodism and its deficiencies in regard to the beautiful ("I can never forgive the Puritans for eradicating the beauty from holiness", says one of her characters), she sees also its great strength and its singular power of "adapting religion to the needs and uses of everyday life, and of bringing the infinite into the region of the homely and commonplace", an aspect of its genius that so attracted George Eliot, and...
Page 328 - That is bad enough. But when Elizabeth has found out through her lover's all but mortal illness the act of self-abnegation to which she has owed her wealth, there is a worse lapse. She comes to his bedside to tell him that she loves him and has always loved him. ' " How did you find it out, my dearest ? " he asked at last. ' " Through finding out that you loved me. It seems to me that my love was always lying in the bank at your account ; but until you gave a cheque for it you couldn't get at it....