Emily, a moral tale, including letters from a father to his daughter, Volume 1

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Page 235 - And why take ye thought for raiment ? Confider the lilies of the field, how they grow : they toil not, neither do they fpin ; and yet I fay unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of thefe.
Page 299 - I care not, fortune, what you me deny : You cannot rob me of free nature's grace ; You cannot shut the windows of the sky, Through which Aurora shows her brightening face ; You cannot bar my constant feet to trace The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace, And I their toys to the great children leave : Of fancy, reason, virtue, nought can me bereave.
Page 320 - Or dost thou warn poor mortals left behind, A task well suited to thy gentle mind? Oh ! if sometimes thy spotless form descend : To me, thy aid, thou guardian genius, lend ! When rage misguides me, or when fear alarms, When pain distresses, or when pleasure charms, In silent whisperings purer thoughts impart, And turn from ill, a frail and feeble heart ; Lead through the paths thy virtue trod before, Till bliss shall join, nor death can part us more.
Page 58 - But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.
Page 234 - Intrust thy fortune to the powers above ; Leave them to manage for thee, and to grant What their unerring wisdom sees thee want : * In goodness, as in greatness, they excel ; Ah, that we loved ourselves but half so well...
Page 31 - And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
Page 11 - To breathe th' enlivening fpirit, and to fix The generous purpofe in the glowing breaft. Oh fpeak the joy! ye, "whom the fudden tear...
Page 58 - But when he was yet a great way off, his father faw him, and had companion, and ran, and fell 21 on his neck, and kifled him.
Page 230 - the eye of the Lord is in every place, beholding the evil and the good," we understand by his eye his omniscient knowledge.

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