Lady Elinor Mordaunt, Or, Sunbeams in the Castle

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1860 - 441 pages
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Page 416 - I receive not honour from men. 42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Page 73 - For if I should (said he) Bestow this jewel also on my creature, He would adore my gifts instead of me, And rest in Nature, not the God of Nature: So both should losers be. Yet let him keep the rest, But keep them with repining restlessness...
Page 100 - Howe'er disguised in its own majesty, Is littleness; that he, who feels contempt For any living thing, hath faculties Which he has never used; that thought with him Is in its infancy. The man, whose eye Is ever on himself, doth look on one, The least of nature's works, one who might move The wise man to that scorn which wisdom holds Unlawful, ever.
Page 21 - He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory : but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
Page 315 - Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry ; and my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword ; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
Page 220 - LORD, what a change within us one short hour Spent in thy presence will prevail to make, What heavy burdens from our bosoms take, "What parched grounds refresh, as with a shower ! "We kneel, and all around us seems to lower; We rise, and all, the distant and the near, Stands forth in sunny outline, brave and clear ; We kneel how weak, we rise how full of power.
Page 221 - UDGE not ; the workings of his brain And of his heart thou canst not see ; What looks to thy dim eyes a stain, " In God's pure light may only be A scar, brought from some well-won field, Where thou wouldst only faint and yield.
Page 100 - YES, for me, for me he careth With a brother's tender care ; Yes, with me, with me he shareth Every burden, every fear.
Page 73 - WHEN God at first made man, Having a glass of blessings standing by, "Let us," said He, "pour on him all we can; Let the world's riches, which dispersed lie, Contract into a span.
Page 447 - Do not, then, stand idly waiting For some greater work to do; Fortune is a lazy goddess — She will never come to you. Go and toil in any vineyard; Do not fear to do or dare — If you want a field of labor You can find it anywhere.

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