Rachel Longford; or, Home and its teachings, by the author of Sir Evelyn's charge

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Page 187 - The tear, down Childhood's cheek that flows, Is like the dew-drop on the rose ; When next the summer breeze comes by, And waves the bush, the flower is dry.
Page 233 - FATHER, I know that all my life Is portioned out for me, And the changes that will surely come, I do not fear to see ; But I ask thee for a present mind Intent on pleasing thee.
Page 278 - If none were sick and none were sad, What service could we render? I think if we were always glad, We scarcely could be tender. Did our beloved never need Our patient ministration, Earth would grow cold and miss indeed Its sweetest consolation ; If sorrow never claimed our heart, And every wish were granted, Patience would die, and hope depart — Life would be disenchanted.
Page 306 - Thoughts on the Christian Life ; or. Leaves from Letters. By the late Hetty Bowman, author of *' Christian Daily Life," etc. With Introduction by Mrs. Gordon, author of " The Home Life of Sir David Brewster,

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