The Listener, Volumen1

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James Nisbet, 1830 - 709 páginas
 

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Página 125 - tis slander; Whose edge is sharper than the sword ; whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile; whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world : kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters.
Página 30 - Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door, Pillow and bobbins all her little store: Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay, Shuffling her threads about the livelong day, Just earns a scanty pittance, and at night Lies down secure, her heart and pocket light; She for her humble sphere by nature fit, Has little understanding and no wit, Receives no praise; but though her lot be such, (Toilsome and indigent) she renders much; Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true — A truth the brilliant...
Página 100 - ... with it contentedly, being very well pleased that he had not been left to his own choice, as to the kind of evils which fell to his lot.
Página 18 - I would be allowed to whisper nightly in the ears of my young friends, as they lie down to rest, " How many minutes have you lost to-day, that might have been employed in your own improvement, in your Maker's service, or for your fellow-creature's good?
Página 245 - To examine themselves,' whether they repent them truly of their former sins, stedfastly purposing to lead a new life ; have a lively Faith in God's mercy through Christ, with a thankful remembrance of His death; and be in charity with all men.
Página 35 - ... repeat the words, brief as they were, in which this aged saint expressed her gratitude to the Saviour who died for her — her enjoyment of the God who abode with her — her expectations of the heaven to which she was hasting — and perfect contentedness with her earthly portion.
Página 39 - During the many years that she survived, the minister of the parish saw her constantly, and found little variation in her feelings, none in her firm adherence to the tale she at first had told, and the persuasion that what she had seen was a blessed reality, sufficient to make her happy in every extreme of earthly wretchedness. And he saw her die as she had lived, in holy, calm, and confident reliance on her Saviour's promise. To what I have written, I could find much to add, having notes of all...
Página 360 - ... themselves, or something that belongs to them ; and to the rapid growing of this unwatched habit, may probably be attributed the ridiculous and offensive egotism of many persons in conversation, who, in conduct, prove that their feelings and affections are by no means self-engrossed. But the more indigenous this unsightly weed, the more need is there to prevent its growth. It has many varieties — the leaf is not always of the same shape, nor the flower of the same colour — but they are all...
Página 34 - Are you in pain ?" we asked — a question scarcely necessary, so plainly did her movements betray it. " Yes, always in pain — but not such pain as my Saviour suffered for me : his pain was far worse than mine — mine is nothing to it." Some remark being made on the wretchedness of her dwelling, her stern features almost relaxed into a smile, and she said she did not think it so; and wished us all as happy as herself. As she showed little disposition to talk, and never made any remark till asked...
Página 30 - ALL who enter on the world are in pursuit of happiness ; each one questions of another where it is, or fancies he perceives it from afar ; but very few confess that they have found it. The young, starting into life with sanguine hopes and spirits gay, expect it every where : the more experienced, having sought it long and found it not, decide that it is no where.

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