The Mayflower; or, Tales and pencilings

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Thomas Nelson, 1849
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Page 57 - They know not of the scanty meal With small pale faces round ; No fire upon the cold, damp hearth, When snow is on the ground. They never by their window sit, And see the gay pass by ; Yet take their weary work again, Though with a mournful eye.
Page 137 - This was said in the same low and quiet voice as before ; but for some reason unaccountable to himself, Mr. A was more embarrassed by the plain, poor, unpretending man, than he had been in the presence of any one before. He was for some moments silent before he could reply at all, and then, in a hurried and embarrassed manner, he began the same excuses which had appeared so satisfactory to him the afternoon before, — the hardness of the times, the difficulty of collecting money, family expenses,...
Page 17 - Every day the fair, growing thing put forth some fresh beauty — a leaf, a bud, a new shoot, and constantly awakened fresh enjoyment in its possessors. As it stood in the window, the passer-by would sometimes stop and gaze, attracted by its beauty, and then proud and happy was Mary ; nor did even the serious and careworn widow notice with indifference this tribute to the beauty of their favourite. But little did Florence think, when she bestowed the gift, that there twined about it an invisible...
Page 14 - Well, well, cousin, I suppose you are right — but have mercy on my poor head; it is too small to hold so many new ideas all at once — so go on your own way." And the little lady began practising a waltzing step before the glass with great satisfaction. It was a very small room, lighted by only one window. There was no carpet on the floor; there was a clean, but coarselycovered bed in one corner; a cupboard, with a few dishes and plates, in the other; a...
Page 7 - THEBE it stood, in its little green vase, on a light ebony stand in the window of the drawing-room. The rich satin curtains, with their costly fringes, swept down on either side of it, and around it glittered every rare and fanciful trifle which wealth can offer to luxury, and yet that simple rose was the fairest of them all. So pure it looked, its white leaves just touched with that delicious creamy tint peculiar to its kind; its cup so full, so...
Page 10 - ... would be to have it in her greenhouse, it is in such a fine state now, so full of buds. I told her I knew you would like to give it to her, you are so fond of Mrs. Marshall, you know.
Page 224 - So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear, Farewell remorse ! all good to me is lost ; Evil, be thou my good : by thee at least Divided empire with heaven's King I hold, By thee, and more than half perhaps will reign, As man ere long, and this new world shall know.
Page 138 - This is your subscription to the Tract Society : have you anything to add to it ; you know how much it has been doing, and how much more it now desires to do, if Christians would only furnish means : do you not feel called upon to add something to it?
Page 140 - The stranger paused for an answer, but there was a dead silence. The merchant only bent forward as one entirely overcome, and rested his head on the seat before him. The stranger drew yet nearer, and said, in a still lower and more impressive tone, ' Do you remember, fifteen years since, that time when you felt yourself so lost, so helpless, so hopeless ; when you spent days and nights in prayer; when you thought you would give the whole world for one hour's assurance that your sins were forgiven...
Page 11 - Well, after all, how odd ! When one gives to poor people, one wants to give them something useful — a bushel of potatoes, a ham, and such things.

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