The Wilmingtons: A Novel

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Harper, 1855
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Página 9 - 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 the heart of man to conceive.
Página 69 - ... quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance ; that they might obtain a better resurrection...
Página 123 - Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.
Página 3 - Heaven lies about us in our infancy ! Shades of the prison-house begin to close upon the growing boy, but he beholds the light and whence it flows, he sees it in his joy; the youth who daily from the East must travel, still is Nature's priest, and by the vision splendid is on his way attended ; at length the man perceives it die away and fade into the light of common day.
Página 3 - tis all a cheat, Yet, fool'd with hope, men favour the deceit — Trust on, and think to-morrow will repay : To-morrow's falser than the former day ; Lies worse ; and, while it says we shall be blest With some new joys, cuts off what we possest.
Página 84 - He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down and without walls.
Página 64 - Nor will life's stream for observation stay, It hurries all too fast to mark their way : In vain sedate reflections we would make, When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take. Oft in the passions...
Página 153 - Tis a maxim with me to be young as long as one can : there is nothing can pay one for that invaluable ignorance which is the companion of youth; those sanguine groundless hopes, and that lively vanity, which make all the happiness of life.
Página 131 - ... and Latham had first introduced the invention into public use, their verdict would be for the plaintiffs ; but if they were of opinion that the inventions, given in evidence by the defendant, were identical, and that such public use had been known before the patent, they would find for the defendant. The jury retired for a few moments, and returned with a verdict for the plaintiffs. The Judge granted the certificate on the back of the record, to entitle the plaintiffs to treble costs in any future...
Página 123 - ... attributed to the possession of such a friend. I remember hearing one thing Anne Duglas said, when Evelyn was complaining of the impossibility of living up to her own idea of duty. She told her that she lived too much in generals, and forgot the day of small things, She bade her remember what the Divine Master himself had said, " That he who is faithful in that which is least, will be faithful in that which is much.

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