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Page 158 - And Gideon said unto GOD, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, behold I will put a fleece of wool in the floor : and if the dew • be on the fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said.
Page 210 - And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?
Page 76 - That in the antique Oratory shook His bosom in its solitude ; and then — As in that hour— a moment o'er his face The tablet of unutterable thoughts Was traced...
Page 76 - With a convulsion — then arose again, And with his teeth and quivering hands did tear What he had written, but he shed no tears.
Page 238 - I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail — I shall succeed. Let us pray that the God of our fathers may not forsake us now. To Him I commend you all. Permit me to ask that, with equal security and faith, you will invoke His wisdom and guidance for me.
Page 147 - Rival nations and hostile sects have agreed in canonizing him. England is proud of his name. A great commonwealth beyond the Atlantic regards him with a reverence similar to that which the Athenians felt for Theseus, and the Romans for Quirinus. The respectable society of which he was a member honours him as an apostle. By pious men of other persuasions he is generally regarded as a bright pattern of Christian virtue. Meanwhile admirers of a very different sort have sounded his praises. The French...
Page 159 - And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down. And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and behold, a woman lay at his feet. And he said, Who art thou?
Page 359 - We know something of that time now; we that have seen the muster of the village soldiery on the meeting-house green, and at railway stations ; and heard the drum and fife, and seen the farewells ; seen the familiar faces that we hardly knew, now that we felt them to be heroes; breathed higher breath for their sakes; felt our eyes moistened ; thanked them in our souls for teaching us that nature is yet capable of heroic moments...