The Neighbours: A Story of Every-day Life

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Harper & Bros., 1844 - Sweden - 127 pages

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Page 100 - For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: And the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: For, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
Page 121 - And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
Page 38 - There sitteth a dove so white and fair, All on the lily- spray, And she listeneth how, to Jesus Christ, The little children pray. Lightly she spreads her friendly wings, And to heaven's gate hath sped, And unto the Father in heaven she bears The prayers which the children said.
Page 25 - Think on thy husband's worth, on his beautiful noble qualities ! Think also on life, how short it is; how much unavoidable bitterness it possesses, how much which it is easy either to bear or to chase away ; and think how the power of affection can make all things right.
Page 42 - ... on her own shoulders, although she now supports herself on Serena. Since the death of her youngest daughter, she is become somewhat melancholy. This is not observable in her words, but in her frequent sighs. Like her husband, she is universally revered and beloved ; and all agree in this, that a more perfect union than exists between this couple cannot be imagined. Will you see in one little circumstance a miniature picture of the whole ? Every evening the old man himself roasts two apples —...
Page 90 - Take deal, or rather birch, for my coffin, good Master Svensson, and let it be fifty rix-dollars." " Sixty rix-dollars, your honour." "Fifty rix-dollars, Master Svensson; I won't give more ¡ and you may regulate yourself accordingly. Fifty rix-dollars, money of the realm, I say. Not a shilling more; but I invite you to the funeral feast, which my people will hold.
Page 28 - Endeavour always, my children, to please one another ; but at the same time keep God in your thoughts. Lavish not all your love on to-day, for remember that marriage has its to-morrow likewise, and its day after to-morrow too. " Spare, as one may say, fuel for the winter.

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