No Fiction: A Narrative, Founded on Recent and Interesting Facts, Volume 1

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Francis Westley, 1820
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Page 276 - I have been afflicted: before I was afflicted I went astray ; but now I have kept thy word.
Page 44 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in Heaven. As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale and midway leaves the storm, Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
Page 38 - D2 my mother—" Beware of the snares of London /" — sunk in my heart. I sighed — I thought I would beware in future — I kneeled down, and prayed to God to be my keeper. " Must I tell you, my friend, how soon these impressions were removed, and my vows broken ! — that they were often renewed, and as often violated, with more carelessness of the consequences each time! — so that I know not what I might have been at this moment, but for a season of affliction.
Page 275 - light afflictions, which are but for a moment, work out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory !
Page 218 - He looks for him from heaven, " to change his vile body, and fashion it like unto his own glorious body." He hopes that " this corruptible shall put on incorruption, this mortal shall put on immortality...
Page 90 - I will never leave thee nor forsake thee ; thy bread shall be given thee, and thy water shall be sure.
Page iii - For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions.
Page 5 - In such access of mind, in such high hour Of visitation from the living God, Thought was not ; in enjoyment it expired. No thanks he breathed, he proffered no request; Rapt into still communion that transcends The imperfect offices of prayer and praise, His mind was a thanksgiving to the power That made him; it was blessedness and love!
Page 66 - ... have shaped the landscape; it is certainly her cropping that has brought about the hourglass form of so many of the red thorn trees, which give a unique feature to the fields. Her fragrant breath is upon the air, her hoof-prints are upon the highway; she may not yet have attained to wisdom, yet surely all her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are paths of peace.
Page 91 - I will never leave thee, I will never forsake thee," may boldly say, will boldly say, " The Lord is my helper, I will not fear what man can do...

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