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Page 294 - The reverend champion stood. At his control Despair and Anguish fled the struggling soul ; Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whispered praise. At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks adorned the venerable place ; Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, And fools who came to scoff remained to pray.
Page 28 - OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
Page 164 - Swift, that angling is always to be considered as "a stick and a string, with a fly at one end and a fool at the other.
Page 89 - For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently ? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
Page 95 - Fame, wealth, honor, and all that a wakensthe selfish ambition of worldly men, seemed like dust in the balance, compared with the one engrossing object of his own pursuit, while, " forgetting the things that are behind, and reaching forward to those that are before, he pressed forward to obtain the prize of his high calling.
Page 344 - With passions unruffled, untainted with pride, By reason my life let me square : The wants of my nature are cheaply supplied ; And the rest are but folly and care. How vainly through infinite trouble and strife, The many their labours employ ! Since all that is truly delightful in life, ... Is what all, if they please, may enjoy.
Page 337 - THERE is not in the wide world a valley so sweet, As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet ; Oh ! the last rays of feeling and life must depart, Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart.
Page 269 - Here lies honest Richard, whose fate I must sigh at, Alas, that such frolic should now be so quiet ! What spirits were his, what wit and what whim, Now breaking a jest, and now breaking a limb ! Now wrangling and grumbling to keep up the ball, Now...
Page 50 - Eleanor's conduct towards herself with partiality and complaisance ; to bear all things, to believe all things, to hope all things, and, far from bringing on estrangement by that captiousness in anticipating affronts which is too common on the part of old friends towards those who are suddenly elevated, she resolved, in all the firmness of Christian principle, not even to...
Page 273 - I have not gone near a cottage for seven years, except to light my cigar. Miss Fitz-Patrick ! but there was a curious incident that occurred to me in the village of Nettleton, which may enliven us while we stand here— —" " Stop, Sir Colin ! we must investigate Matilda's story before you gain a hearing. One at a time, gentlemen, if you please, as the countryman said to a quack doctor, when he and his donkey both brayed at once.

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