Two Pictures; Or, What We Think of Ourselves, and what the World Thinks of Us

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D. Appleton, 1864 - 476 pages
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Page 36 - Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel ; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Page 395 - Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once ; • And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy : How would you be, If he, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are ? O, think on that ; And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made.
Page 190 - Make us ever mindful of the time when we shall lie down in the dust ; and grant us grace always to live in such a state, that we may never be afraid to die : so that, living and dying, we may be thine, through the merits and satisfaction of thy Son Christ Jesus, in whose Name we offer up these our imperfect prayers.
Page 290 - O, how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day ; Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away ! Re-enter PANTHINO.
Page 99 - Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer, Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike ; Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike...
Page 337 - He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt her new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Page 436 - Tis but an hour ago since it was nine, And after one hour more 'twill be eleven ; And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe, And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot ; And thereby hangs a tale.
Page 192 - ... and the fire that is never quenched ;" and the natural effects produced by it is universal anguish and despair, — " weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
Page 5 - ... very long life — this is my twentieth birthday — but I have had. I can have, but one home. For eight years I have not seen it with the bodily eye, and yet how vividly it stands before me! A week ago, I determined to paint it, and the picture, to which I have given every moment of leisure, is done; here in this record of thought and feeling meant only for myself, I may say what I truly think, that it is well done ; but 1 am not satisfied.
Page 415 - What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted f Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just, And he but naked, though locked up in itfft, Whose conscience with injustice is c Its peaceful, cheering, commanding effect: ' I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities — A still and quiet conscience.

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