The Home: Or, Family Cares and Family Joys, Volume 2

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1843 - Swedish fiction

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Page 141 - 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 138 - ... the vessel of our life : — carry it from the islands of joy it is true, but carry it also away from the rocky shores of grief. Hours came for me in which no consolation would appease my heart, in. which I in vain combated with myself, and said — ' Now I will read, and then pray, and then sleep ! ' But yet anguish would not leave me, but followed me still, when I read; prevented me from prayer, and chased away sleep; yes, many such hours have been...
Page 140 - And I, Cecilia, should I shut my heart against so many occasions for joy and gratitude, and sit with my sorrow in darkness " О no! I will gladden the human circle in which I live ; I will open my heart to the gospel of life and of nature ; I will seize hold on the moments, and the good which they bring. No friendly glance, no spring-breeze, shall pass over me unenjoyed or unacknowledged ; out of every flower will I suck a drop of honey, and out of every passing hour a drop of eternal life." And...
Page 50 - Why he, whose whole life was a crucifixion, should not love to look on that divine image of blameless suffering, I cannot see; on the contrary, it seems to me the most natural thing in the world that he should. But there are those who want to make private property of everything, and can't make up their minds that people who don't think as they do should claim any interest in that infinite compassion expressed in the central figure of the Christendom which includes us all.

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