The Library of the Old English Prose Writers ...: Walton's Lives

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Hilliard, 1832 - English literature

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Page 213 - The Sundays of man's life, Threaded together on time's string, Make bracelets to adorn the wife Of the eternal glorious King. On Sunday heaven's gate stands ope ; Blessings are plentiful and rife — More plentiful than hope.
Page 33 - ... not an open enemy, that hath done me this dishonour : for then I could have borne it.
Page 177 - But above all, I will be sure to live well, because the virtuous life of a Clergyman is the most powerful eloquence to persuade all that see it to reverence and love, and at least to desire to live like him. And this I will do, because I know we live in an age that hath more need of good examples than precepts.
Page 198 - The poor man blessed him for it, and he blessed the poor man : and was so like the good Samaritan, that he gave him money to refresh both himself and his horse, and told him that, " if he loved himself, he should be merciful to his beast.
Page 94 - And after these days Elisabeth his wife conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, Thus hath the Lord done unto me in the days wherein he looked upon me, to take away my reproach among men.
Page 100 - I owe Thee a death, Lord, let it not be terrible, and then take Thine own time : I submit to it ; let not mine, O Lord, but let Thy will be done.
Page 137 - I have only seen him ; yet since he was, and was worthy to be, their friend, and very many of his have been mine, I judge it may not be unacceptable to those that knew any of them in their lives, or do now know them by mine or their own writings, to see this conjunction of them after their deaths, without which many things that concerned them, and some things that concerned the age in which they lived, would be less perfect, and lost to posterity. For these reasons I have undertaken it ; and if I...
Page 150 - Upon thine altar burnt ? Cannot thy love Heighten a spirit to sound out thy praise As well as any she ? Cannot thy Dove Outstrip their Cupid easily...
Page 33 - Betwixt Mr. Hooker and these his two pupils, there was a sacred friendship ; a friendship made up of religious principles, which increased daily by a similitude of inclinations to the same recreations and studies ; a friendship elemented in youth and in a university, free from self-ends, which the friendships of age usually are not.
Page 105 - ... of God for any other reason, but to live to finish his three remaining books of Polity ; and then, Lord, let thy servant depart in peace;" which was his usual expression.

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