Temper: A Novel

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Dick & Fitzgerald, 1859 - English fiction - 365 pages
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Page 81 - ALL are architects of Fate, Working in these walls of Time ; Some with massive deeds and great, Some with ornaments of rhyme. Nothing useless is, or low ; Each thing in its place is best ; And what seems but idle show Strengthens and supports the rest...
Page 122 - He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Page 26 - Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do" and it will be seen that we have no right to impose a perpetual holiday on children.
Page 344 - Is it that Man is soon deprest ? A thoughtless Thing ! who, once unblest, Does little on his memory rest, Or on his reason, And Thou would'st teach him how to find A shelter under every wind, A hope for times that are unkind And every season...
Page 121 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Page 258 - I am afraid I have disturbed you — I came to fetch — that is to look for — my — " and here I stopped short, for to my surprise and consternation, Miss Saville, after making a strong but ineffectual effort to regain her composure, sank back upon the sofa, and covering her face with her hands, burst into a violent flood of tears I can scarcely conceive a situation more painful, or in which it would be more difficult to know how to act. than the one in which I now found myself. The sight of...
Page 50 - It is true that the wayfaring man, though a fool, shall not err in the way of righteousness, if he leans on Almighty wisdom, not on his own folly.
Page 364 - He pointed as he spoke, towards the west where the sun was sinking fast, and as he and Herbert gazed upon it, it sunk below the horizon, and disappeared. Lawrence sighed deeply. " Is the scene now beautiful or sad ?" he whispered.

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