Liber Humanitatis: A Series of Essays on Various Aspects of Spiritual and Social Life

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Daldy, Isbister, & Company, 1875 - Manners and customs - 224 pages
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Page 196 - ... in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Besides those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak ? who is offended, and I burn not?
Page 30 - Dire was the tossing, deep the groans : Despair Tended the sick, busiest from couch to couch ; And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook, but delay'd to strike, though oft invoked With vows, as their chief good, and final hope.
Page 137 - Myself when young did eagerly frequent Doctor and Saint, and heard great argument About it and about : but evermore Came out by the same door where in I went...
Page 37 - Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church : and he is the saviour of the body.
Page 209 - The flowers, still faithful to the stems, Their fellowship renew ; The stems are faithful to the root, That worketh out of view ; And to the rock the root adheres In every fibre true. \ Close clings to earth the living rock, Though threatening still to fall ; The earth is constant to her sphere ; And God upholds them all : So blooms this lonely Plant, nor dreads Her annual funeral.
Page 97 - Now, society between human beings, except in the relation of master and slave, is manifestly impossible on any other footing than that the interests of all are to be consulted. Society between equals can only exist on the understanding that the interests of all are to be regarded equally.
Page 100 - In an improving state of the human mind, the influences are constantly on the increase, which tend to generate in each individual a feeling of unity with all the rest ; which feeling, if perfect, would make him never think of, or desire, any beneficial condition for himself, in the benefits of which they are not included.
Page 46 - As the sun scatters by his light All the rebellions of the night. Then shall those powers, which work for grief, Enter thy pay, And day by day Labour thy praise and my relief ; With care and courage building me, Till I reach heaven, and much more, thee.
Page 68 - While they do wound and prick my soul. All my attendants are at strife, Quitting their place Unto my face : Nothing performs the task of life : The elements are let loose to fight, And while I live, try out their right.
Page 76 - How much, preventing God, how much I owe To the defences thou hast round me set ; Example, custom, fear, occasion slow, — These scorned bondmen were my parapet. I dare not peep over this parapet To gauge with glance the roaring gulf below, The depths of sin to which I had descended, Had not these me against myself defended.

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