Correspondence and Diary, Volume 1

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Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1829

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Page 56 - Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
Page 479 - I am afraid my uncle will think himself justified by them on this occasion, when he asserts, that it is one of the most difficult things in the world to put a woman right, when she sets out wrong.
Page 251 - You know I love a country life, and here we have it in perfection. I am roused in the morning with the chirping of sparrows, the cooing of pigeons, the lowing of kine, the bleating of sheep, and, to complete the concert, the grunting of swine and neighing of horses. We have a. mighty pleasant garden and orchard, and...
Page 18 - God is an immortal Father; my soul rejoiceth in him: he has hitherto helped me and provided for me; may it be my study to approve myself a more affectionate, grateful, and dutiful child...
Page 334 - Christ, whom having not seen we love, in whom, though now we see Him not, yet believing, we rejoice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory, receiving the end of our faith, even the salvation of our souls.
Page 453 - Believe it, my good friend, to love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues ; and, if I mistake not, you have as much of it as ever I met with in any body.
Page 481 - ... now raised to more valuable friends, more delightful entertainment, and a sphere of more extensive service ? I am confident, madam, you would have been thankful from your heart for your brother's recovery: and would it have been a greater mercy to him, to have been raised from a languishing illness to a state of confirmed health, amidst the vanity and misery of this state of mortality, than to be exalted to immortal health and vigour...
Page 456 - It is impossible to tell you how much I am charmed with the devotion, good sense, and pathos, which is every where to be found in him.
Page 5 - I have endeavoured always to keep a good conscience; for a troubled one who can bear ? I have now sat in this court fifteen years, and I should know something. Surely, if I had gone in a mill so long, dust would cleave to my clothes. I am old, and have one foot in the grave ; therefore I will look to the better part as near as I can. But omnia habere. in, memoria, et in nullo errare, divinum potius est quam humanum.
Page 483 - The gospel teacheth its sincere professors to regard every providence as a mercy, when it tells them that " all things shall work together for good to them that love God ;" and therefore, though you could not see mercy in this particular stroke, religion would nevertheless require you to believe and acknowledge it. But cannot you...

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