Christmas Tales, Historical and Domestic

Jennings and Chaplin, 1833 - 280 pages

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Page 164 - Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
Page 272 - shine as the brightness of the firmament, and as the stars for ever and ever.
Page 81 - I can convince you by two reasons, that I am not the Duke of Marlborough. In the first place, I have only five guineas in my pocket; and in the second, they are heartily at your service.
Page 244 - YOUTH is ever confiding ; and we can almost forgive its disinclination to follow the counsels of age, for the sake of the generous disdain with which it rejects suspicion.
Page 19 - If there be a situation wherein woman may be deemed to appropriate angelic attributes, it is, when she ministers, as only woman can, to the wants and the weakness of the invalid ! Whose hand like hers can smooth his pillow ? Whose voice so effectually silence the querulousness of his temper, or soothe the anguish of his disease ? Proffered by her the viand hath an added zest, and even the nauseous medicine is divested of its loathsomeness.
Page 183 - WH Harrison. A good conscience fears no witness, but a guilty conscience is solicitous even in solitude.— If we do nothing but what is honest, let all the world know it.— But if otherwise, what...
Page 205 - Revenge," was also in attendance. On the evening of the 4th, the officers of a Dutch man-of-war and the chief inhabitants of Flushing gave a ball to the officers of the English squadron. The night was very bright and clear ; the moon was at the full, and there was not a cloud in the sky. The experience of Admiral Smart, however, induced him to doubt the continuance of fine weather, and led him to order the squadron to prepare for sea a day sooner than was at first intended. At 2.30 pm, the next...
Page 71 - One of the penalties we pay for longevity, is the loss of those who have been dear to us in our pilgrimage.
Page 8 - Vicrama reigned a long time, and had two children, a son and a daughter. The name of the son was Dasya Raja, who was extremely handsome, and in beauty of countenance excelled all his contemporaries.
Page 68 - The representatives of the people in the general court considered that it was better " to trust in the Lord, than to put any confidence in princes.

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