Holiday Papers

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R. Hardwicke, 1864 - 431 pages

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Page 257 - PEACE be to this house, and to all that dwell in it. IT When he cometh into the sick man's presence, he shall say, kneeling down, REMEMBER not, LORD, our iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers ; Spare us, good LORD, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood ; and be not angry with us for ever.
Page 244 - I want is, that you should be able so far to put yourself out of the question, as to rejoice with those that rejoice, and weep with those that weep.
Page 166 - My curtains drawn and all is snug ; Old Puss is in her elbow-chair, And Tray is sitting on the rug. Last night I had a curious dream ; Miss Susan Bates was Mistress Mogg — What d'ye think of that, my Cat ? What d'ye think of that, my Dog ? She...
Page 437 - It contains a complete Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Dictionary of the Landed Commoners of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, and gives a Brief Notice of the Descent, Birth, Marriage, Education, and Appointments of each Person...
Page 247 - Consult your patient's wants, but consult him as little as possible. Your decision need not be very obvious and positive ; you will be most decisive if no one suspects that you are so at all. It is the triumph of supremacy to become unconsciously supreme. Nowhere is this decision more blessed than in a sick-room. Where it exists in its genuineness, the sufferer is never contradicted, never coerced ; all little victories are assumed. The decisive nurse is never peremptory, never loud. She is distinct,...
Page 119 - During the last century it has spread gradually over Asiatic Russia towards the north and east, always following the progress of cultivation. It made its first appearance on the Irtisch in Tobolsk, soon after the Russians had ploughed the land. It came in 1735 up the Obi to Beresow, and four years after to Naryn, about fifteen degrees of longitude farther east. In 1710 it had been seen in the higher parts of the course of the Lena, in the...
Page 33 - The natural (or merely worldly-wise) man, receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God ; for they are foolishness unto him : neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." They are "hid from the wise and prudent, and revealed unto babes...
Page 138 - Could the myriads around you be suddenly magnified, you would swoon at the crowd of monsters gobbling, crunching, butting, stabbing, and generally making at, dodging, circumventing, murdering, and eating one another. Every lawn is a battle-field ; every flower-bed a grave ; every shrub a barrack. But it is Lilliput, and you smoke the pipe of peace. Did you ever see a drop of water — they said it was water — by the help of the solar microscope at the Polytechnic, or elsewhere ? I remember the...
Page 146 - Some insects are endowed with an appetite so keen, and a digestion so rapid, that they eat incessantly throughout the whole of their lives. They begin as soon as they are born, and go steadily on till they die. Their existence is a feast, without a change of plates, or a pause between the courses. Morning, noon, and night, their mouths are full, and an endless procession of favourite food gratifies the unwearied palate.

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