Stories for the Middle Ranks of Society and Tales for the Common People, Volume 1

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1818

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Page 431 - For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Page 91 - ... were always declaring it to be. And his late experience of the little comfort he - found at home, inclined him now still more strongly to suspect that things were not so right there as he had been made to suppose. But it was in vain to speak; for his daughters constantly stopped his mouth by a favourite saying of theirs, which equally indicated affectation and vulgarity, that it was better to be out of the world than out of the fashion. Soon after dinner the women went out to their several employments,...
Page 118 - Swear not at all, neither by heaven nor by the earth ;" and in order to hinder our inventing any other irreligious exclamations or expressions, he has even added, " but let your communication be yea, yea, and nay, nay; for whatsoever is more than this simple affirmation and denial cometh of evil.
Page 317 - ... to the ground by a flash of lightning, which caught the thatch, and so completely consumed the whole little building, that had it not been for...
Page 370 - ... just put into it ? But such a mother would be merciful, compared with her who should rob her children of the opportunity of learning to read the word of God when it is held out to them. Remember, that if you slight the present offer, or if, after having sent your children a few times, you should afterwards keep them at home under vain pretences, you will have to answer for it at the day of judgment.
Page 327 - Church of the first-born, which are written in heaven, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to God the judge of all, and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Page 324 - ... is seldom desirable; it is but the same thing over again, or worse ; so many more nights and days, summers and winters ; a repetition of the same pleasures, but with less pleasure and relish every day; a return of the same or greater pains and trouble, but with less strength and patience to bear them.
Page 99 - ... happiness. But when I got a little on, I found there was no meaning in all these words, or if any, it was a bad meaning. Eternal misery, perhaps, only meant a moment's disappointment about a bit of a letter ; and everlasting happiness meant two people talking nonsense together for five minutes. In short, I never met with such a pack of lies. The people talk such wild gibberish as no folks in their sober senses ever did talk ; and the things that happen to them are not like the things that ever...

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