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Page 177 - Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies. " The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. " She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Page 152 - she departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day." She considered with herself that God was pleased in a peculiar manner to show His regard and compassion to the sad and solitary condition of widows, making it a
Page 53 - For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again ; neither doth God respect any person ; yet doth he devise means, that His banished be not expelled from Him.
Page 157 - Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Page 94 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? nay, in all these things we are
Page 116 - or had, to His Divine pleasure ; and in His good time, restoring health and comfort to my family. Teach me so to number my days, that I may apply my heart to wisdom, be prepared for my dissolution, and that into the hands of my blessed Saviour I may recommend my spirit.
Page 3 - Thus my book hath been so much my pleasure, and bringeth dayly to me more pleasure, and more, that in respect of it all other pleasures in very deed be but trifles and troubles unto me." " I remember," adds Mr. Ascham, " this talk gladly, both because it is so worthy of memory and because also it was the last talk I ever had
Page xv - We were discoursing together, alone, very sweetly; and forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, we were inquiring between ourselves, in the presence of The Truth, which Thou art, of what sort the eternal life of the saints was to be, which ' eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor hath it entered into
Page xvii - fell into a dangerous sickness, which lasted two months, all which time his mother, having notice of it, did, in her hourly prayers, as earnestly beg his life of God, as the mother of St. Augustine did, that he might become a true Christian, and their prayers were both so heard as to