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Page 2 - Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered and fed thee? or thirsty and gave thee drink ? When saw we thee a stranger and took thee in ? or naked, and clothed thee ; or when saw we thee sick or in prison, and came unto thee...
Page 2 - Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.
Page 2 - And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Page 84 - Have deep compassion upon the really poor, although they are often goaded by im. patience even to rage. Consider how hard a thing it is to suffer extreme want on the highway or in the hovel, while within a few steps the wretched man beholds his fellow-creatures, splendidly arrayed and daintily fed, pass by him. Forgive him if he have the weakness to regard you with malice, and relieve his wants because he is a man.—Coleridge.
Page xl - I cannot refrain," says Sir William Jones, " from giving one beautiful illustration of devoted duty and affection in the instance of the Countess Confalonieri. The moment she heard that the Count was condemned to death, she flew to Vienna, but the courier had already set out with the fatal mandate. It was midnight, but her agonies of mind pleaded for instant admission to the Empress. The same passionate despair which won the attendants wrought its effects on their royal mistress.
Page 2 - Come, ye blessed of my Father, enter into the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world...
Page lvii - The same writer also observes : " Avoid, those who, under the pretext of explaining nature, attempt to spread desolating doctrines in the hearts of men. Overthrowing, destroying, trampling upon every thing which men ought to respect, they deprive the afflicted of their last consolation in misfortune ; they remove from the rich and powerful the only restraint upon their passions ; they eradicate from the recesses of the heart the remorse of crime, the hope of virtue; and then boast that they are the...
Page 2 - Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.
Page xli - ... sentence : her husband's life was spared. But the deathwarrant was on its way ; — could she overtake the courier? Throwing herself into a conveyance,, and paying four times the amount for relays of horses, she never, it is stated, stopped or tasted food till she reached the city of Milan. The count was preparing to be led to the scaffold : but she was in time — she had saved him. During her painful journey, she had rested her throbbing brow upon a small pillow, which she bathed with her tears...
Page xl - ... The moment she heard that the Count was condemned to death, she flew to Vienna, but the courier had already set out with the fatal mandate. It was midnight, but her agonies of mind pleaded for instant admission to the Empress. The same passionate despair which won the attendants wrought its effects on their royal mistress. She hastened that moment to the Emperor, and having Eucceeded, returned to the unhappy lady with a commutation of the sentence : her husband's life was spared.