Old Town folks & John Cawson

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1896

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Page 139 - Favours to none, to all she smiles extends ; Oft she rejects, but never once offends. Bright as the sun, her eyes the gazers strike ; And like the sun, they shine on all alike.
Page 404 - If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us : Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us...
Page 59 - Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high Of providence, foreknowledge, will, and fate, Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute, And found no end, in wandering mazes lost...
Page 90 - From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good, and wholly inclined to all evil, do proceed all actual transgressions.
Page 192 - our Father above, who sees all the history of our minds, and how they work, must have a toleration and a patience that we have not with each other. He says that he will bring the blind by a way they knew not, and 'make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight'; and he adds, These things will I do unto them, and will not forsake them.
Page 292 - Oh, dear! I don't know what I shall do. I was just ready to set her.' "'Do, Huldy?' says the Parson. 'Why, there's the other turkey, out there by the door; and a fine bird, too, he is.
Page 71 - They felt the compliment of being talked to as if they were capable of understanding the very highest of subjects, and they liked it. Each hard, heroic nature flashed like a flint at the grand thought of a free agency with which not even their Maker would interfere. Their God himself asked to reign over them, not by force , but by the free , voluntary choice of their own hearts. "-Choose you this day whom ye will serve. If the Lord be God, serve him, and if Baal be God, serve him," was a grand appeal,...
Page 6 - Wild and unwholesome as the root, Will all the branches be ; How can we hope for living fruit From such a deadly tree...
Page 295 - ... em, and said nothin'; and in good time there was as nice a lot o' turkey-chicks as ever ye see. "Huldy never said a word to the minister about his experiment, and he never said a word to her; but he sort o' kep' more to his books, and didn't take it on him to advise so much.
Page 300 - Huldy she did a consid'able lot o' clear starchin' and ironin' the next two days; and the Friday o' next week the minister and she rode over together to Dr.

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