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Page 42 - If obedience to the will of God be necessary to happiness, and knowledge of his will be necessary to obedience, I know not how he that withholds this knowledge, or delays it, can be said to love his neighbour as himself.
Page 236 - Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned and without any patronage of the great; not in the soft obscurities of retirement or under the shelter of academic bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow.
Page 165 - In the centre was a frame raised about eighteen inches from the ground, where the preacher, on his arrival, seated himself. He appeared to be about forty-five years old, of very pleasant countenance and harmonious speech. He was once a priest, but is now a layman. The people, as they came in, seated themselves on the mats, the men on one side of the house, and the women on the other. It was an undistinguished day, and the congregation was very small, not more than one hundred. When we entered, some...
Page 190 - The scene to which we were now introduced really surpassed our expectation. The spacious extent of the hall, the number and magnitude of the pillars, the height of the dome, the whole completely covered with gold, presented a most grand and imposing spectacle. Very few were present, and those evidently great officers of state. Our situation prevented us from seeing the...
Page 341 - The condensation of the quotations of Scripture, arranged under their most obvious heads, while It diminishes the bulk of the work, greatly facilitates the finding of any required passage.
Page 206 - On returning to the house, she said, " Now I have taken the oath of allegiance to Jesus Christ, and I have nothing to do but to commit myself, soul and body, into the hands of my Lord, assured that he will never suffer me to fall away.
Page 190 - What, you speak Burman — the priests that I heard of last night ? When did you arrive ? Are you teachers of religion ? Are you like the Portuguese priest ? Are you married ? Why do you dress so...
Page 318 - On the 5th of July I saw her for the last time. Our parting was much less painful than many others had been. We had been preserved through so many trials and vicissitudes, that a separation of three or four months, attended with no hazards to either party, seemed a light thing. We parted, therefore, with cheerful hearts, confident of a speedy reunion, and indulging fond anticipations of future years of domestic happiness.
Page 192 - Something was now said about brother Colman's skill in medicine ; upon which the Emperor once more opened his mouth, and. said, " Let them proceed to the residence of my. physician, the Portuguese priest ; let him examine whether they can be useful to me in that line, and report accordingly.