The dictate book; being lessons on life, men, and manners, compiled by G. Hall

John Souter, 1831 - 336 páginas

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Página 232 - us. And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger: and when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child : and all they that heard it, wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds
Página 236 - had taken it down from the cross, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, hewn out of a rock, and rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre,
Página 149 - the journey of a day. We rise in the morning of youth full of vigour and full of expectation; we set forward with spirit and hope, with gaiety and with diligence, and travel on awhile in the straight road of piety towards the mansions of rest. In a short time we
Página 68 - bring a man under an everlasting jealousy and suspicion, so that he is not believed when he speaks truth, nor trusted when perhaps he means honestly. [When a man has once forfeited the reputation of his integrity, he is set fast, and nothing will then serve his turn, neither truth nor falsehood.]
Página 149 - [By degrees we let fall the remembrance of our original intention, and quit .the only adequate object of rational desire. We entangle ourselves in business, immerge ourselves in luxury, and rove through the labyrinths of inconstancy, till the darkness of old age begins to invade us,
Página 158 - But to give an early preference to honour above gain, when they stand in competition; to despise every advantage, which cannot be attained without dishonest arts; to brook no meanness, and to stoop to no dissimulation; are the indications of a great mind, the presages of future eminence and distinction in life.
Página 274 - Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant; a marriage of interest easy; and a marriage where both meet, happy: a happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and, indeed, all the sweets of life.
Página 68 - saves the labour of many inquiries, and brings things to an issue in few words; [it is like travelling in a plain beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves.] Whatever convenience
Página 174 - man. He that grows old without religious hopes, as he declines into imbecility, and feels pains and sorrows incessantly crowding upon him, falls into a gulf of bottomless misery, in which every reflection must plunge him deeper, and where he finds only new gradations of anguish, and precipices of horror.] DR. JOHNSON.
Página 99 - [As in the succession of the seasons, each, by the invariable laws of nature, affects the productions of what is next in course; so, in human life, every period of our age, according as it is well or ill spent, influences the happiness of that which is to follow.

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