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Page 372 - Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend, For the lesson thou hast taught ) Thus at the flaming forge of life Our fortunes must be wrought ; Thus on its sounding anvil shaped Each burning deed and thought.
Page 371 - Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt lake the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 225 - I create the fruit of the lips; " Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near," saith the Lord;
Page 163 - This folio of four pages, happy work! Which not even critics criticise; that holds Inquisitive attention, while I read, Fast bound in chains of silence, which the fair, Though eloquent themselves, yet fear to break; What is it but a map of busy life, Its fluctuations, and its vast concerns ? Here runs the mountainous and craggy ridge, That tempts Ambition.
Page 445 - Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
Page 372 - Each evening sees it close ; Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose.
Page 154 - Rachel, a young barrister, who wrote beautiful poetry, and polkaed, as Lady Rachel expressed it, " like an angel," was in Christie's Sale Rooms when a portrait of Admiral Drake was put up for auction. It was so unlike the one of the friend who was shortly to rob him of the treasure of his heart, that little as he could afford it, he bought the picture, and laid it before the earl. The two were compared, and certainly we were no more alike than Mrs. Gamp and Hebe. But Mr. Smith declared I had been...
Page 562 - But in Oliver's time, as I say, there was still belief in the judgments of God ; in Oliver's time, there was yet no distracted jargon of 'abolishing capital punishments,' of JeanJacques philanthropy, and universal rose-water in this world still so full of sin.
Page 469 - God and the exaltation of holy church, and the improvement of our kingdom, by the advice of our venerable fathers Stephen, archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England and cardinal of the holy Roman church, Henry, archbishop of Dublin, William of London, Peter of Winchester...
Page 562 - Only in late decadent generations, fast hastening towards radical change or final perdition, can such indiscriminate mashing-up of Good and Evil into one universal patent-treacle, and most unmedical electuary, of Rousseau Sentimentalism, universal Pardon and Benevolence, with dinner and drink and one cheer more, take effect in our earth. Electuary very poisonous, as sweet as it is, and very nauseous ; of which Oliver, happier than we, had not yet heard the slightest intimation even in dreams.