Brave women

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Gall & Inglis, 1875 - Women heroes - 248 pages

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Page 46 - Their blood is shed In confirmation of the noblest claim — Our claim to feed upon immortal truth, To walk with God, to be divinely free, To soar, and to anticipate the skies.
Page 248 - So live, that, when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan, that moves To the pale realms of shade, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon ; but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams LESSON XV.
Page 57 - Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope ; but still bear up and steer Right onward.
Page ii - And thou, too, whosoe'er thou art, That readest this brief psalm, As one by one thy hopes depart Be resolute and calm. O fear not in a world like this, And thou shalt know ere long, Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong.
Page 55 - I will burn the paper and hang the bearer. This is the immutable resolution, and shall be the undoubted practice of him who accounts it...
Page 95 - Charles's honour, that, as one of his chance attendants declares, "he used to say, that the fatigues and distresses he "underwent signified nothing at all, because he was only " a single person, but when he reflected upon the many brave "fellows who suffered in his cause, that, he behoved to own, " did strike him to the heart , and did sink very deep within "him.
Page 40 - The dissatisfaction of the Romish clergy against Cranmer, now began to assume a darker form. It was commonly reported that " Gardiner had bent his bow to shoot at some of the head deer," and at his instigation or encouragement, several of the clergy of Canterbury engaged in machinations against the archbishop.
Page 225 - What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle, Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile ; In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown ; The heathen in his blindness Bows down to wood and stone.
Page 167 - DEANS; REFUSING THE SLIGHTEST DEPARTURE FROM VERACITY, EVEN TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A SISTER, SHE NEVERTHELESS SHOWED HER KINDNESS AND FORTITUDE, IN RESCUING HER FROM THE SEVERITY OF THE LAW AT THE EXPENSE OF PERSONAL EXERTIONS WHICH THE TIME RENDERED AS DIFFICULT AS THE MOTIVE WAS LAUDABLE. RESPECT THE GRAVE OF POVERTY WHEN COMBINED WITH LOVE OF TRUTH AND DEAR AFFECTION.
Page 45 - I desire you not to believe of me such wickedness : for I doubt it not, but God will perform his work in me, like as he hath begun. I understand the council is not a little displeased, that it should be reported abroad that I was racked in the Tower. They say now, that what they did...

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