Jane Taylor: Her Life and Letters

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Thomas Nelson and sons, 1880 - 176 páginas
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Life and letters of the original lyricist of the song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

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Página 42 - Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
Página 109 - ... hope you will think it worth sending three hundred miles to tell you) that associating with strangers, so far from alienating my thoughts and affections from those I have long known and valued, attaches me still more to them. I am surrounded with those who know that I am — Miss Taylor; but know not that I am — "Jane;" and it sometimes makes me sigh for a renewal of intercourse with those who, for that simple reason, have yielded me an unmerited share of their regard. The many follies, infirmities,...
Página 53 - THERE is a calm for those who weep, A rest for weary pilgrims found, They softly lie and sweetly sleep Low in the ground. The...
Página 169 - Jesus, to thy dear faithful hand My naked soul I trust, And my flesh waits for thy command To drop into my dust.
Página 156 - It must have been gratifying to have been thus distinguished by the apostle ; but O, how much more so to be approved by Him., who for our good requires these services from us ; and to hear Him say at last, — " Well done, good and faithful servant !" We should suffer no day to pass without thinking of, and acting for that day' when we shall be "judged according to our works...
Página 138 - Though the strength of the emotion soon abated, the effect in a great degree remained. A fortnight afterwards, I told Isaac what had taken place, and he urged me to be proposed immediately to the church. It was in this state I went to London ; and when I heard what was to me wholly unexpected, I' could not but consider the change in my feelings as a most kind and timely preparation for what, but a few weeks before, would have overwhelmed me with consternation and distress.
Página 168 - Oh, my dear friends, if you knew what thoughts I have now, you would see, as I do, that the whole business of life is preparation for death ! Let it be so with you. If I have ever written or spoken any thing you deem good advice, be assured I would, if I could, repeat it now with tenfold force. Think of this when I am gone. Tell J. I hope he will read Williams's Diary, and study to become such a character, as a man of business, and a christian.
Página 73 - I think I have some idea of what a child's hymn ought to be; and when I commenced the task, it was with the presumptuous determination that nothing should fall short of the standard I had formed in my mind. In order to do this, my method was to shut my eyes, and imagine the presence of some pretty little mortal, and then endeavour to catch, as it were, the very language it would use on the subject before me. If in any instances I have succeeded, to this little imaginary being I should attribute my...
Página 137 - My mother told you of my having joined the church. You may have supposed that I was frightened into it, by my complaint ; but I feel thankful that this was not the case ; for it was not till after I had consulted Mr Clyne, that I felt any alarm about it ; nor had I before any idea of its being of a formidable kind. My mind, all the summer, had been much in the state it has been in for years past : that is. unable to apply the offer of the gospel to myself, and all confusion and perplexity, when 1...
Página 119 - He that believes shall be saved ; he that believes not shall be damned.' This is all I would contend for, and all, I think, that I have contended for, as essential ; and if it is to this you object, I fear not boldly to say you are wrong.

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