The Stanley tales, original and select, Volume 2

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W. Morgan, 1827
 

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Page 142 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this ? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord : I believe that thou art the Christ the Son of God, which should come into the world.
Page 311 - tis slander ; Whose edge is sharper than the sword ; whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile ; whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world : kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters.
Page 136 - If the storm do not abate," said the sick man, after a pause, " it will be hard for my friends to carry me over the drifts to the kirk-yard." This sudden approach to the grave, struck, as with a bar of ice, the heart of the loving boy — and, with a long deep sigh, he fell down, with his face like ashes, on the bed, while the old man's palsied right hand had just strength to lay itself upon his head.
Page 138 - Oh ! if my husband knew but of this — he would never, never desert his dying father ! " and I now knew that the Elder was praying on his deathbed for a disobedient and wicked son. At this affecting time the minister took the Family Bible on his knees, and said, " Let us sing to the praise and glory of God, part of the fifteenth Psalm...
Page 335 - Nothing is so glorious in the eyes of mankind, and ornamental to human nature, setting aside the infinite advantages which arise from it, as a strong steady masculine piety ; but enthusiasm and superstition are the weaknesses of human reason, that expose us to the scorn and derision of infidels, and sink us even below the beasts that perish.
Page 72 - ... his paternal farm. Just as he had attained his twentieth year, his father died, leaving him (an only child) the inheritor of all his little property, and at liberty to follow the bent of his own inclination. The temptation was strong : — Tumultuous wishes, and powerful yearnings, were busy in his heart ; but he was " the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.
Page 152 - ... agony till I came to her relief, and how fine a boy I ushered into the world, which would have been lost but for my assistance, I am sure I should not be condemned for a few hasty words spoke in passion.' ' Sirrah !' cried one of the puisne judges, ' respect the decency of the court.
Page 137 - Jamie, thy own father has forgotten thee in thy infancy, and me in my old age ; but, Jamie, forget not thou thy father, nor thy mother ; for that, thou knowest and feelest, is the commandment of God.
Page 142 - That is not an unbeliever's voice," said the dying man, triumphantly ; " nor, William, hast thou an unbeliever's heart. Say that thou believest in what thou hast now read, and thy father will die happy ! " " I do believe; and as thou forgivest me, so may I be forgiven by my Father who is in heaven.
Page 150 - ... secretary and two notaries, with other officers of the holy council, were attending in their places. The prisoner was placed behind a bar at the foot of the table between the messengers who brought him in, and having made his obeisance to the awful presence in the most supplicating manner, he was called upon according to the usual form of questions by one of the junior judges to declare his name, parentage, profession, age, place of abode, and to answer various interrogatories of the like trifling...

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