New ground. By the author of 'The heir of Redclyffe'.

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Page 105 - GOD, that madest earth and heaven, darkness and light; who the day for toil hast given, for rest the night; may thine angel-guards defend us, slumber sweet thy mercy send us, holy dreams and hopes attend us, this livelong night.
Page 37 - For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
Page 44 - ... or as when a bird hath flown through the air, there is no token of her way to be found, but the light air being beaten with the stroke of her wings, and parted with the violent noise and motion of them, is passed through, and therein afterwards no sign where she went is to be found...
Page 107 - The Lord bless thee and keep thee, The Lord make his face to shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee, The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon thee and give thee peace ! — Num.
Page 49 - Washington is a great factor, for "the path of the just is as a shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Page 38 - Bears it on an ample tide ; Now the hills retire, and then Their broad fronts advance again, Till the rocks have closed us round, And would seem our course to bound, But anon a path appears, And our vessel onward steers, Darting rapidly between Narrow walls of a ravine. Morn has been and noon — and now...
Page 98 - Justice and grace, with sweet accord, His rising beams adorn ; Let heaven and earth in concert join, To us a Child is born.
Page 38 - Orion's belted pride, And the Seven that by the side Of the Titan nightly weave Dances in the mystic eve, Sisters linked in love and light. 'Twere in truth a solemn sight, Were we sailing now as they, Who upon their western way To the isles of spice and gold, Nightly watching, might behold These our constellations dip, And the great sign of the Ship Rise upon the other hand, With the Cross, still seen to stand In the vault of heaven upright, At the middle hour of night...
Page 121 - Unkulunkulu (a first great being), after men hnd been made, to tell them that they should live for ever, and not die. But after he had started, the great being repented, and sent Intulo (the quick running salamander), to tell the people that they should die. Unwabo being too slow in delivering his message, was outrun by Intulo, who came first with his message to men, by whom also it was accepted. When, therefore, Unwabo arrived afterwards, his message was not accepted, because men answered him :...
Page 49 - She saw a sun on a summer sky, And clouds of amber sailing by ; A lovely land beneath her lay, And that land had glens and mountains gray ; And that land had valleys and hoary piles, And marled seas, and a thousand isles...

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