The Christian visitor's handbook

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Page 15 - Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust : for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Page 64 - The wrath of God is like great waters that are dammed for the present: they increase more and more, and rise higher and higher, till an outlet is given: and the longer the stream is stopped, the more rapid and mighty is its course, when once it is let loose.
Page 31 - THE wretch, condemn'd with life to part, Still, still on hope relies ; And every pang that rends the heart, Bids expectation rise. Hope, like the glimmering taper's light, Adorns and cheers the way ; And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray.
Page 33 - A man strikes me with a sword, and inflicts a wound. Suppose, instead of binding up the wound, I am showing it to everybody ; and after it has been bound up, I am taking off the bandage continually, and examining the depth of the wound, and making it...
Page 52 - Thus in English we say, The river past, and God for'gotten, to express with how mournful a frequency, he whose assistance was invoked, it may have been earnestly, in the moment of peril, is remembered no more, so soon as by his help the danger has been surmounted. The Spaniards have the proverb too ; but it is with them ; The river past, the saint forgotten * the saints being in Spain more prominent objects of invocation than God.
Page 9 - Time has laid his hand Upon my heart, gently, not smiting it, But as a harper lays his open palm Upon his harp, to deaden its vibrations.
Page 56 - You see, Hylas, the water of yonder fountain, — how it is forced upwards, in a round column, to a certain height, at which it breaks, and falls back into the basin from whence it rose; its ascent as well as descent proceeding from the same uniform law or principle of gravitation. Just so, the same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
Page 53 - If we put off our repentance to another day, we have a day more to repent of, and a day less to repent in.
Page 71 - When the poor woman had told her story the noble princess said, with a kind smile — " My dear woman, you were mistaken; my father is not a merchant, but a king : his business is not to sell, but to give.
Page 9 - I can scarce understand why my life is spared so long, except it be to show that a man can be as happy without a fortune as with one.

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