Wise words and loving deeds, biographies by E. Conder Gray

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Page 386 - O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till The night is gone, And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!
Page 150 - Renew my will from day to day, Blend it with Thine, and take away All that now makes it hard to say, Thy will be done.
Page 150 - Let but my fainting heart be blest With Thy sweet Spirit for its guest, My God, to Thee I leave the rest ; Thy will be done...
Page 149 - Thy will be done." 2 Though dark my path, and sad my lot, Let me be still and murmur not, Or breathe the prayer divinely taught,
Page 150 - Though Thou hast called me to resign What most I prized, it ne'er was mine — I have but yielded what was Thine ; Thy will be done...
Page 7 - I was enclosed in stiff stays with a steel busk in front, while, above my frock, bands drew my shoulders back till the shoulder-blades met. Then a steel rod, with a semi-circle which went under the chin, was clasped to the steel busk in my stays. In this constrained state I, and most of the younger girls, had to prepare our lessons.
Page 14 - They expected me to entertain and keep a gay house for them, and in that they were disappointed. As I was quite independent, I did not care for their criticism. A great part of the day I was occupied with my children ; in the evening I worked, played piquet with my father, or played on the piano, sometimes with violin accompaniment.
Page 18 - I rose early and made such arrangements with regard to my children and family affairs that I had time to write afterwards ; not, however, without many interruptions. A man can always command his time under the plea of business, a woman is not allowed any such excuse. At Chelsea I was always supposed to be at home, and as my friends and acquaintances came so far out of their way on purpose to see me, it would have been unkind and ungenerous not to receive them. Nevertheless, I was sometimes annoyed...
Page 140 - Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

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