the gates ajar

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Page 36 - I was lame-footed ; and how, when he died, though he had not been dead an hour, it seemed as if he had died a great while ago (such a distance there is betwixt life and death) ; and how I bore his death, as I thought, pretty well at first ; but...
Page 75 - That many shall come from the east and from the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven...
Page 36 - ... is betwixt life and death ; and how I bore his death as I thought pretty well at first, but afterwards it haunted and haunted me ; and though I did not cry or take it to heart as some do, and as I think he would have done if I had died, yet I missed him all day long, and knew not till then how much I had loved him. I missed his kindness, and I missed his crossness, and wished him to be alive again, to be quarrelling with him (for we quarreled sometimes), rather than not have him again...
Page 77 - But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.
Page 21 - God keeps a niche In Heaven to hold our idols ; and albeit He brake them to our faces and denied That our close kisses should impair their white, I know we shall behold them raised, complete, The dust swept from their beauty, — glorified New Memnons singing in the great God-light.
Page 175 - WHERE the faded flower shall freshen, — Freshen never more to fade ; Where the shaded sky shall brighten, — Brighten never more to shade : Where the sun-blaze never scorches ; Where the star-beams cease to chill...
Page 139 - preparing" my home for me. He must be there, too, you see, — I mean John." I believe that gave me some thoughts that I ought not to have, and so I made no reply. "If we have trees and mountains and flowers and books," she went on, smiling, "I don't see why not have houses as well. Indeed, they seem to me as supposable as anything can be which is guess-work at the best ; for what a homeless, desolate sort of sensation it gives one to think of people wandering...
Page 140 - I do not believe that all the little tendernesses of family ties are thrown by and lost with this life. In fact, Mary, I cannot think that anything which has in it the elements of permanency is to be lost, but sin. Eternity cannot be — it cannot be the great blank ocean which most of us have somehow or other been brought up to feel that it is, which shall swallow up, in a pitiless, glorified way, all the little brooks of our delight. So I expect to have my beautiful home, and my husband, and Faith,...
Page 91 - Saviour says, as the angels in heaven ; and they are all ministering spirits sent forth to minister to the heirs of salvation.

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