Nonna: A Story of the Days of Julian the Apostate

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W.P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell, 1889 - 246 pages

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Page 171 - Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. 2 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? 3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
Page 98 - I view, * * And days are dark, and friends are few, On Him I lean, who, not in vain, Experienced every human pain : He sees my wants, allays my fears, And counts and treasures up my tears.
Page 217 - The garlands wither on your brow, Then boast no more your mighty deeds ; Upon Death's purple altar, now, See where the victor victim bleeds : All heads must come To the cold tomb : Only the actions of the just Smell sweet and blossom in the dust.
Page 124 - Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Page 165 - ... oh, when stoops on Judah's path In shade and storm the frequent night, Be THOU, long-suffering, slow to wrath, A burning and a shining light ! Our harps we left by Babel's streams, The tyrant's jest, the Gentile's scorn ; No censer round our altar beams, And mute are timbrel, trump, and horn. But THOU hast said, The blood of goat, The flesh of rams, I will not prize ; A contrite heart, a humble thought, Are mine accepted sacrifice.
Page 64 - There is yet another, in which these Horadan maxims are still more pointedly enforced, and from this we shall select a few stanzas : — Be merry, man, and tnk not sair in mind The wavering of this wretched world of sorrow ; To God be humble, to thy friend be kind, And with thy neighbours gladly lend and borrow ; His chance to-night, it may be thine to-morrow...

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