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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry
Visualização integral - 1824
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Página 190 - Again ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not, forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths : But I say unto you, Swear not at all...
Página 2 - I see multitudes of people passing over it, said I, and a black cloud hanging on each end of it. As I looked more attentively, I saw several of the passengers dropping through the bridge, into the great tide that flowed underneath it ; and upon...
Página 172 - they are made members of Christ, children of God, and inheritors of the Kingdom of Heaven...
Página 1 - standing in the midst of the tide." " The bridge thou seest," said he, " is Human Life; consider it attentively." Upon a more leisurely survey of it, I found that it consisted of threescore and ten entire arches, with several broken arches, which, added to those that were entire, made up the number about a hundred.
Página 28 - Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment ; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Página 204 - Because they promise them both by their Sureties; which promise, when they come to age, themselves are bound to perform.
Página 212 - Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad : for who is able to judge this thy so great a people.
Página 212 - See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah : and I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship...
Página 2 - Some were looking up towards the heavens in a thoughtful posture, and in the midst of a speculation stumbled and fell out of sight. Multitudes were very busy in the pursuit of bubbles that glittered in their eyes, and danced before them ; but often when they thought themselves within the reach of them, their footing failed, and down they sunk.