The heroine of a week: conversations for the teachers and the taught

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Page 119 - God is faithful, who will not suffer us to be tempted above that we are able to bear ; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that we may be able to bear it.
Page 23 - Pierre, whose name deserves to be recorded, stepped forth, and declared himself willing to encounter death for the safety of his friends and companions. Another, animated by his example, made a like generous offei| : a third, and a fourth presented themselves to the same fate, and the whole number was soon completed.
Page 48 - ... according to that he hath, not according to that he hath not," tho someone else have it. The child particularly, in conduct, understanding, personal biases, and constitutional temperament, has a right to treatment as a distinct individual, and to have his actions and purposes measured by the standard of his possibilities, not by what may be possible or easy for...
Page 23 - ... was soon completed. These six heroic burgesses appeared before Edward in the guise of malefactors, laid at his feet the keys of their city, and were ordered to be led to execution. It is surprising that so generous a prince should ever have entertained such a barbarous purpose against such men ; and still more that he should seriously persist in the resolution of executing it.* But the entreaties of his queen saved his memory from that infamy: she threw herself on her knees before him, and with...
Page 114 - Even so ye also, when ye shall have done all the things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which it was our duty to do.
Page 22 - Edward was at last persuaded to mitigate the rigor of the conditions demanded : he only insisted, that six of the most considerable citizens should be sent to him to be disposed of as he thought proper ; that they should come to his camp...
Page 39 - ... eldest son, and a few others, still made, indeed, some ineffectual struggles ; but these were only like the subsiding of a storm. On the 4th of May, 1270 prince Edward embarked at Portsmouth for the Holy Land, meaning to join the King of France (who had set out on a crusade, the...
Page 40 - ... enemy, employed an assassin to murder him. Edward wrenched the dagger from the man's hand, and killed him in his attempt, not however before he had himself been wounded in the arm with the poisoned weapon. The wound, we are told, might have proved fatal, had not his affectionate wife Eleanora, who had accompanied him to Palestine, prevented the effect of the poison by sucking the wound. He set out on his return to Europe soon afterwards.

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