The life of Edward White Benson, sometime Archbishop of Canterbury, Volume 1

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Page 338 - ... instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax; thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light.
Page 571 - For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you- ward.
Page 405 - Thou shalt preserve me from trouble: Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
Page 62 - No, indeed: but an obscure, harmless man; a man in poor clothes, his loins usually girt in a coarse gown, or canonical coat; of a mean stature, and stooping, and yet more lowly in the thoughts of his soul; his body worn out, not with age, but study and holy mortifications; his face full of heat-pimples, begot by his unactivity and sedentary life.
Page 327 - Eye, to which all order festers, all things here are out of joint, Science moves, but slowly slowly, creeping on from point to point: Slowly comes a hungry people, as a lion, creeping nigher, Glares at one that nods and winks behind a slowly-dying fire. Yet I doubt not thro' the ages one increasing purpose runs, And the thoughts of men are widen'd with the process of the suns.
Page 453 - This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Page 405 - For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found : surely in the floods- of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
Page 261 - He always wins who sides with God, To him no chance is lost ; God's will is sweetest to him, when It triumphs at his cost.
Page 323 - So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. 20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
Page 114 - I read, and sigh, and wish I were a tree ; For sure then I should grow To fruit or shade : at least some bird would trust Her household to me, and I should be just.

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