The Gentle Life: Essays in Aid of the Formation of Character

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S. Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1888 - 312 pages

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Page 225 - Doubt thou the stars are fire ; Doubt that the sun doth move ; Doubt truth to be a liar ; But never doubt I love.
Page 126 - My days are in the yellow leaf; The flowers and fruits of love are gone ; The worm, the canker, and the grief Are mine alone...
Page 116 - Sae true his heart, sae smooth his speech, His breath like caller air ; His very foot has music in't As he comes up the stair — And will I see his face again ? And will I hear him speak? I'm downright dizzy wi...
Page 134 - FOR my Religion, though there be several Circumstances that might perswade the World I have none at all, (as the general scandal of my Profession, the natural course of my Studies, the indifferency of my Behaviour and Discourse in matters of Religion, neither violently Defending one, nor with that common ardour and contention Opposing another ;) yet, in despight hereof, I dare without usurpation assume the honourable Stile of a Christian.
Page 79 - that that's the fashion at present among my tribe j sure all my brother puppies smoke now, and a man might as well be out of the world as 'out of the fashion, you know.
Page 16 - Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs. And the thoughts of men are widen'd with the process of the suns.
Page 251 - Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow: The rest is all but leather and prunella.
Page 64 - He is our high priest and victim ; he is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world ; he is our advocate and intercessor. Look down then upon him, and for his sake look down upon me, and upon us all. Remember...
Page 14 - I am possessed of many fair revenues, Sufficient to maintain a gentleman ; Touching my mind, I am studied in all arts; The riches of my thoughts and of my time Have been a good proficient; but, the chief Of all the sweet felicities on earth...

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