Transplanted flowers: or, Memoirs of mrs. Rumpff ... and the duchess de Broglie

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1839 - 102 Seiten
 

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Seite 59 - 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 43 - 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 106 - 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, and gold from the mine. 4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation, Vainly with gifts would His favour secure : Richer by far is the heart's adoration, Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.
Seite 56 - 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 80 - It was not only the subject of religion that occupied her mind ; every scheme of benevolence by which human misery could be alleviated, claimed, as she conceived, and received her approbation and support. For instance, she was for years, most intensely interested in the plans which philanthropists in France were attempting to carry into operation, for the diminution of the horrors of slavery in the French Islands ; and still more, for the removal of slavery itself from those portions of the French...
Seite 42 - line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, and there a little," that men are usually brought to the knowledge of salvation.
Seite 57 - ... 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 skeptic view only gloom, decay, annihilation, and despair.
Seite 106 - Brightest and best of the sons of the morning, Dawn on our darkness and lend us Thine aid. Star of the East, the horizon adorning, Guide where our infant Redeemer is . laid.
Seite 85 - I had some very striking proofs. When I called upon her a day or two after Fieschi had made his attempt on the King's life, on the 28th of July 1835, her feelings almost overcame her for a moment. The first words which she uttered were, " Oh, there must have been much praying on the part of some of God's people, or it would have been far worse with us than it was.
Seite 26 - Accordingly the path of knowledge has resembled the path of the just, which shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

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