St. Margaret's cave: or, The nun's story, Volume 1

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Page 89 - ... he, walking hastily up and down the apartment, " my bosom, though covered with sumptuous apparel, suffers frequently, even to agony ; and my face, though at the festive board it wears the semblance of pleasure, yet it often conceals an aching heart." " True, my gracious lord," answered Alice, " but sins and sorrows require different expiations, and must be judged, according to the sources from whence they arise. Early in life, you, my noble master, lost the beloved of your heart, the fairest...
Page 91 - the saints that inspired the thought can enable him to support it. Conscious of making, even in this world, every expiation in his power, pea.ce and rectitude will act as powerful opiates, even on a bed of rushes; and for a table, why should we pamper our...
Page 122 - ... the buds of virtue, but rather strengthens, and accustoms them to bear with fortitude, the turmoils they meet as they advance in life. The pampered lord, who never heard the voice of reproof, or felt the keen blast• of the wintry wind, is usually a slave 'to himself, and a tyrant to his vassals; while...
Page 114 - But," added he, with a degree of wildness David'had not remarked in him since his residence in the cave, " when did the murderous tyger protect the lamb ? or 'when did the fell kite preserve the dove ?—No, no, thou knowest I am proof against the smiles of innocence, and that my dagger is ever ready• to destroy it.

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