The Mountain Wild Flower: Or, Memoirs of Mrs. Mary Ann Bise, a Lady who Died at the Age of Twenty-three, in the Valley of the Green River

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E. French, 1838 - 243 pages
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Page 46 - TO him who in the love of nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language; for his gayer hours She has a voice of gladness, and a smile And eloquence of beauty, and she glides Into his darker musings, with a mild And healing sympathy, that steals away Their sharpness, ere he is aware.
Page 45 - Thy habitation from eternity! 0 dread and silent Mount! I gazed upon thee, Till thou, still present to the bodily sense, Didst vanish from my thought : entranced in prayer 1 worshipped the Invisible alone. Yet, like some sweet beguiling melody, So sweet, we know not we are listening to it...
Page 3 - WHEN breezes are soft and skies are fair, I steal an hour from study and care, And hie me away to the woodland scene, Where wanders the stream with waters of green, As if the bright fringe of herbs on its brink Had given their stain to the wave they drink ; And they, whose meadows it murmurs through, Have named the stream from its own fair hue.
Page 241 - COME, ye disconsolate ! where'er ye languish, Come to the mercy-seat, fervently kneel: Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish ; Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. 2 Joy of the desolate, light of the straying, Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure ! Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying, Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure.
Page 7 - For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn. Or busy housewife ply her evening care; No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.
Page 67 - My panting side was charged when I withdrew To seek a tranquil death in distant shades.^ There was I found by one who had himself Been hurt by the archers.
Page 49 - Acquaint thyself with God, if thou wouldst taste His works. Admitted once to his embrace, Thou shall perceive that thou wast blind before : Thine eye shall be instructed ; and thine heart, Made pure, shall relish with divine delight, Till then unfelt, what hands divine have wrought.
Page 99 - Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light 1 let him trust in the Name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
Page 86 - God revealed his gracious name, * • And changed my mournful state, My rapture seemed a pleasing dream, The grace appeared so great. 2 The world beheld the glorious change, And did thy hand confess; My tongue broke out in unknown strains, And sung surprising grace. 3 " Great is the work !" my neighbors cried, And owned the power divine ;
Page 188 - And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep ; A shade that follows wealth or fame, But leaves the wretch to weep...

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