One Year in Sweden: Including a Visit to the Isle of Götland, Volume 2

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Page 336 - But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Page 107 - And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign : howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother's : for it was his from the LORD.
Page 104 - Common-Place Book,' i. 517. In Sweden injuring corn is regarded as a moral as well as a legal offence. There is a pretty legend illustrative of this wholesome feeling : — "Halting at Munketorp, we visit a chapel of English St. David, apostle of Wastmanland. He came from Britain shortly before Sigfrid died, and stands high in the annals of the Church for the purity of his life. Tradition tells how, when his eyesight began to fail, as he entered his humble chamber, a sunbeam was peeping through the...
Page 4 - And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth : and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth. Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.
Page 336 - Except a man be born again of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God,
Page 104 - David sent his pupil to fetch his gloves, lo ! to his surprise, the boy beheld them still hanging to the sunbeam ; he ran and told his master, who thanked Heaven, for he felt this to be a token that his sins were forgiven. From that day a sunbeam was always at his service. Once the gloves fell to the floor ; then the holy man felt he had committed some sin, and, in anguish of mind, recollected how that day he had trodden down some ears of corn, and though but few grains were spilt, yet even this...
Page 380 - The spells were vain ; the hags returned To the queen in sorrowful mood, Crying that witches have no power Where there is rown-tree wood.
Page 284 - Madam, let me humbly advise you, if any such thing should be, as I hope it will not, to reserve that country in your possession out of which your reserved revenue shall be issued ; for when money is to be paid out of a prince's treasury, it is not always ready and certain.
Page 335 - LORD'S house ; even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD. Psalm cxvii. Laudate I)omlnum. 0 PRAISE the LORD, all ye heathen ; praise him, all ye nations. 2 For his merciful kindness is ever more and more towards us ; and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever.
Page 463 - Russian fleet into Norrkoping, stole the bones of St. Henry (English) from the Cathedral of Abo, carrying them off to St. Petersburg. Hence the very name of Otto was held in horror among the Finns. The more wicked he became the more honours were lavished upon him, till, when on a commission in Livonia, he caused a noble of high rank to be whipped to death. This was more than even the Czar could stand. Count Otto was advised to retire to his vast estates, where he was still living in 1763, at that...

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