Reminiscences and Anecdotes of Daniel Webster

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Little, Brown,, 1877 - 480 Seiten
 

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Seite 469 - Although the fig tree shall not blossom, * neither shall fruit be in the vines. The labor of the olive shall fail, * and the fields shall yield no meat ; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, * and there shall be no herd in the stalls : Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, * I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Seite 144 - On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they raised their flag against a power, to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Seite 320 - As the vine, which has long twined its graceful foliage about the oak, and been lifted by it into sunshine, will, when the hardy plant is rifted by...
Seite 447 - E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds supply, Redeeming love has been my theme, And shall be till I die.
Seite 470 - Philosophical argument, especially that drawn from the vastness of the universe, in comparison -with the apparent insignificance of this globe, has sometimes shaken my reason for the faith that is in me ; but my heart has always assured and reassured me, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ must be a divine reality.' " ' The Sermon on the Mount cannot be a merely human production. This belief enters into the very depth of my conscience. " ' The whole history of man proves it.
Seite 6 - We, the subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage and promise that we will, to the utmost of our power, at the risque of our lives and fortunes, with arms oppose the hostile proceedings of the British fleets and armies against the United American Colonies.
Seite 206 - No, sir; increased gratification and delight, rather. I thank God that if I am gifted with little of the spirit which is able to raise mortals to the skies, I have yet none, as I trust, of that othe.r spirit which would drag angels down.
Seite 404 - And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, thus saith the Lord God ; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.
Seite 446 - THERE is a fountain filled with blood, Drawn from Immanuel's veins ; And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains.
Seite 410 - ... Welcome to this reviving breast, And these rejoicing eyes ! 2 The King himself comes near, And feasts his saints to-day ; Here we may sit, and see him here, And love, and praise, and pray. 3 One day, amidst the place Where my dear God hath been, Is sweeter than ten thousand days Of pleasurable sin.

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