Quicksands, by Anna Lisle

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Page 25 - Lazarus, which; was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died,, and was buried: and in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Page 25 - And it came to pass, that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Page 404 - Court Journal. HOME SCENES. — " Grace Agnilar knew the female heart better than any writer of our day, and in every fiction from her pen we trace the same masterly analysis and development of the motives and feelings of woman's nature.
Page 249 - For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
Page 401 - We congratulate Miss Aguilar on the spirit, motive, and composition of this story. Her aims are eminently moral, and her cause comes recommended by the most beautiful associations. These, connected with the skill here evinced in their development, ensure the success of her labours.
Page 399 - Grace Aguilar wrote and spoke as one inspired; she condensed and spiritualized, and all her thoughts and feelings were steeped in the essence of celestial love and truth. To those who really knew Grace Aguilar, all e'ulogium fall short of her deserts, and* she has left a blank in her particular walk of literature, which we never expect to see filled up.
Page 400 - The writings of Grace Aguilar have a charm inseparable from productions in which feeling is combined with intellect ; they go directly to the heart. ' Home Influence,' the deservedly popular story to which this is a Sequel, admirably teaches the lesson implied in its name. In the present tale we have the same freshness, earnestness, and zeal — the same spirit of devotion, and love of virtue— the same enthusiasm and sincere religion which characterised that earlier work.
Page 401 - This story illustrates, with feeling and power, that beneficial influence which women exercise, in their own quiet way, over characters and events in our every-day life.'' — Britannia. " The book is one of more than ordinary interest in various ways, and presents an admirable conception of the depths and sincerity of female friendship, as exhibited in England by Englishwomen.
Page 405 - Leah and Rachel. SECOND PERIOD— THE EXODUS AND THE LAW. Egyptian Captivity, and Jochebed. The Exodus — Mothers of Israel. Laws for Wives in Israel. Laws for "Widows and Daughters in Israel. Maid Servants in Israel, and other Laws. THIRD PERIOD— BETWEEN THE DELIVERY OF THE LAW AND THE MONARCHY. Miriam. Tabernacle Workers — Caleb's Deborah.
Page 403 - It is a volume which may be considered as solid history, but is nevertheless entertaining as the most charming novel ever produced by genius. Sir Walter Scott's name as an author would not have been disgraced by it had it appeared on the title-page instead of Grace Aguilar."— Bucks Chronicle, "This deeply interesting romance— a composition of great eloquence, written with practised polish and enthusiastic energy.

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