Daisies and buttercups, Volume 1

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Page 126 - Men fear Death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. Certainly, the contemplation of death, as the wages of sin and passage to another world, is holy and religious; but the fear of it, as a tribute due unto nature, is weak. Yet in religious meditations there is sometimes mixture of vanity and of superstition. You shall read in some of the friars...
Page 151 - Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
Page 72 - Put your trust in God, Et vives in sternum. And you will live for ever. " This is the best world we live in, To spend, to lend, or to give in : But to borrow, or beg, or get a man's own, It is the worst world that ever was known.
Page 91 - but he feared the name might be regarded as Papistical. He were always so careful not to give offence ; and though he had no ill-feeling to the priests and suchlike, remembering they could not help their ignorance, still he could not abear anything like following of the Pope.
Page 73 - I should be very glad if you would give me the opportunity of cultivating your acquaintance. Will you?
Page 297 - But I will tell you all about it when I see you again, which, I trust will be very soon.
Page 72 - But to borrow or beg, or to ask for your own, 'Tis the very worst world that ever was known.

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