Stories for the fire-side; or, Moral improvement illustrated

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Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1839 - Conduct of life - 158 pages

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Page 62 - Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. 'And they shall be mine,' saith the Lord of hosts, 'in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Page 112 - These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind , and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Page 135 - Not a tree, A plant, a leaf, a blossom, but contains A folio volume. We may read, and read, And read again, and still find something new, Something to please, and something to instruct, E'en in the noisome weed.
Page 2 - And taught a brute the way to safe revenge. i would not enter on my list of friends (Though graced with polished manners and fine sense, * Yet wanting sensibility) the man Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.
Page 152 - Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof : and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. 9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry : for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Page 116 - To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him; neither have we obeyed the Voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His Laws, which He set before us by His servants the Prophets.
Page 40 - Ghost, and that all standing in their lot may manifest that charity which " suffereth long and is kind, which envieth not. vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up...
Page 11 - The playful humour ; he could now endure (Himself grown sober in the vale of tears) And feel a parent's presence no restraint. But not to understand a treasure's worth Till time has stolen away the slighted good, Is cause of half the poverty we feel, And makes the world the wilderness it is.
Page 26 - Thou hast — but on ocean, earth, or sea, The heart of a mother has gone with thee. There is not a grand inspiring thought, There is not a truth by wisdom taught, There is not a feeling pure and high, That may not be read in a mother's eye.
Page 88 - ... communion with the workers of iniquity. " What participation hath justice with injustice ? or what fellowship hath light with darkness ? or what concord hath Christ with Belial ? And what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever ?" (2 Cor. vi. 14, 15.) In matters not of religion the faithful may, no doubt, have intercourse with such heretics as are tolerated, and they are certainly not required or permitted to oppose the age in any respect in which the age is right. But...

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