Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life

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W. Blackwood, 1822 - 430 páginas
 

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Página 169 - For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday, seeing that is past as a watch in the night. As soon as Thou scatterest them they are even as a sleep, and fade away suddenly like the grass. In the morning it is green, and groweth up ; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
Página 144 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this ? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord : I believe that thou art the Christ the Son of God, which should come into the world.
Página 170 - FORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ...
Página 37 - The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want ; He makes me down to lie In pastures green : he leadeth me The quiet waters by.
Página 118 - So he called his two sheep-dogs that had taken their place under the long table before the window, and set out, half in joy, half in fear, to overtake Hannah, and see her safely across the Blackmoss. The snow began to drift so fast, that before he had reached the head of the glen, there was nothing to be seen but a little bit of the wooden rail of the bridge across the Sauch-burn. William Grieve was the most active shepherd in a large pastoral parish ; he had often...
Página 114 - Glen-Scrae, and in a few seconds she felt on her face some flakes of snow. She looked up the glen, and saw the snow-storm coming down, fast as a flood. She felt no fears ; but she ceased her song ; and had there been a human eye to look upon her there, it might have seen a shadow on her face. She continued her course, and felt bolder and bolder every step that brought her nearer to her parents
Página 143 - A long, deep groan was the only reply : but the whole body of the kneeling man was convulsed ; and it was easy to see his sufferings, his contrition, his remorse, and his despair. The pastor said, with a sterner voice and austerer countenance than were natural to him, " Know you whose hand is now lying on your rebellious head ? But what signifies the word ' father,' to him who has denied God, the Father of us all ?" — " Oh ! press him not too hardly...
Página 142 - The Minister looked, if not with a stern, yet with an upbraiding countenance, on the young man who had not recovered his speech, and said, " William 1 for three years past your shadow has not darkened the door of the House of God. They who fear not the thunder, may tremble at the still small voice— now is the hour for repentance — that your father's spirit may carry up to Heaven tidings of a contrite soul saved from the company of sinners...
Página 273 - Between the channel and the summit of the far-extended precipices, were perpetually flying rooks and wood-pigeons, and now and then a hawk, filling the profound abyss with their wild cawing, deep murmur, or shrilly shriek. Sometimes a heron would stand erect and still on some little stone island, or rise up like a white cloud along the black walls of the chasm, and disappear. Winged creatures alone could inhabit this region. The fox and wild-cat chose more accessible haunts.
Página 368 - ... dreadful silence of the upper heavens. Now and then the shepherds looked from their huts, while the shadow of the thunder-clouds deepened the hues of their plaids and tartans ; and at every creaking of the heavy branches of the pines, or wide-armed oaks in the solitude of their inaccessible...

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