Transplanted Flowers: Or Memoirs of Mrs. Rumpff, Daughter of John Jacob Astor, Esq., and the Duchess de Broglie, Daughter of Madame de Staël

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J. S. Taylor, 1839 - 159 Seiten
 

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Seite 63 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all: And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Seite 84 - Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy ; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate, laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Seite 80 - I envy no quality of the mind or intellect in others ; not genius, power, wit, or fancy : but, if I could choose what would be most delightful, and, I believe, most useful to me, I should prefer a firm religious belief to every other blessing; for it makes life a discipline of goodness — creates new hopes, when all earthly hopes vanish ; and throws over the decay, the destruction of existence, the most gorgeous of all lights ; awakens life even in death, and from corruption and decay calls up beauty...
Seite 144 - His head with the beasts of the stall ; Angels adore Him in slumber reclining, Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour of all ! 3.
Seite 144 - Say, shall we yield Him in costly devotion Odours of Edom and offerings divine, Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean, Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?
Seite 81 - ... destruction of existence, the most gorgeous of all lights ; awakens life even in death, and from corruption and decay calls up beauty and divinity : makes an instrument of torture and of shame the ladder of ascent to paradise ; and, far above all combinations of earthly hopes, calls up the most delightful visions of palms and amaranths, the gardens of the blest, the security of everlasting joys, where the sensualist and the sceptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair!
Seite 61 - ... persisted in, as to be interwoven with our very make, so as to become as it were a part of ourselves ; and shall that knowledge which is to make us
Seite 80 - Godliness is profitable unto all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
Seite 80 - ... hopes vanish ; and throws over the decay, the destruction of existence, the most gorgeous of all lights ; awakens life even in death ; and from corruption and decay calls up beauty and divinity ; makes an instrument of torture and...
Seite 102 - Placed in many respects in the highest situation to which humanity can aspire; possessed, unquestionably, of the highest powers of reasoning, emancipated in a singular degree from prejudices, and entering with the keenest relish into all the feelings that seemed to suffice for the happiness and the occupations of philosophers, patriots, and lovers, she has still testified that, without religion there is nothing stable, sublime, or satisfactory; and that it alone completes and consummates all to which...

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