Letters from New York: Second Series, Volume 2

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C. S. Francis, 1845 - New York (N.Y.) - 287 pages

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Page 171 - Is it well with thee ? is it well with thy husband ? is it well with the child ? And she answered, It is well.
Page 29 - The intelligible forms of ancient poets, The fair humanities of old religion, The power, the beauty, and the majesty, That had their haunts in dale, or piny mountain, Or forest by slow stream, or pebbly spring, Or chasms and watery depths; all these have vanished; They live no longer in the faith of reason.
Page 117 - For the kind spring which but salutes us here, Inhabits there and courts them all the year ; Ripe fruits and blossoms on the same trees live, At once they promise what at once they give ; So sweet the air, so moderate the clime, None sickly lives or dies before his time ; Heaven sure has kept this spot of earth uncurst To show how all things were created first.
Page 197 - And, when the stream Which overflowed the soul was passed away, A consciousness remained that it had left, Deposited upon the silent shore Of memory, images and precious thoughts, That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed.
Page 113 - ... on another: but we must proceed, and it is in our power to proceed, as nature does in forming a flower, an animal, or any other of her productions; "rudimenta partium omnium simul parit et producit.
Page 177 - mid whose dizzy wheels The Power least prized is that which thinks and feels.
Page 72 - Leave us alone," said he to the keeper. "Perhaps she will speak to me, if there is no one to hear." When they were alone together, he put back the hair from her temples, laid his hand kindly on her beautiful head, and said in soothing tones, "My child, consider me as thy father. Tell me all thou hast done. If thou hast taken this silk, let me know all about it. I will do for thee as I would for my own daughter; and I doubt not that I can help thee out of this difficulty.
Page 73 - He did it in such a kind and fatherly manner, that the young man's heart was touched. -He excused himself by saying, that he would not have tampered with the girl, if he had known her to be virtuous. " I have done many wrong things,'' said he, "but thank God, no betrayal of confiding innocence rests on my conscience.
Page 193 - Among the hundreds of crazy people with whom her sacred mission has brought her into companionship, she has not found one individual, however fierce and turbulent, that could not be calmed by Scripture and prayer, uttered in low and gentle tones. The power of religious sentiment over these shattered souls seems perfectly miraculous.
Page 16 - If there is nobody to fight with, of course we can't fight,' said he. ' It is impossible to take such a town as this.

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