No Fiction: A Narrative, Founded on Recent and Interesting Facts

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Francis Westley ... and sold, 1819

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Page 44 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in Heaven. As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale and midway leaves the storm, Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
Page 24 - Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
Page 275 - light afflictions, which are but for a moment, work out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory !
Page 218 - He looks for him from heaven, " to change his vile body, and fashion it like unto his own glorious body." He hopes that " this corruptible shall put on incorruption, this mortal shall put on immortality...
Page 90 - I will never leave thee nor forsake thee ; thy bread shall be given thee, and thy water shall be sure.
Page 156 - O may I breathe no longer than I breathe My soul in praise to him who gave my soul ; And all her infinite of prospect fair...
Page 176 - There are three sorts of actions: those that are good, those that are bad, and those that are doubtful; and we ought to be most cautious of those that are doubtful; for we are in most danger of these doubtful actions, because they do not alarm us; and yet they insensibly lead to greater transgressions, just as the shades of twilight gradually reconcile us to darkness.
Page 66 - ... have shaped the landscape; it is certainly her cropping that has brought about the hourglass form of so many of the red thorn trees, which give a unique feature to the fields. Her fragrant breath is upon the air, her hoof-prints are upon the highway; she may not yet have attained to wisdom, yet surely all her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are paths of peace.
Page 276 - I have been afflicted: before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I have kept thy word.
Page 5 - In such access of mind, in such high hour Of visitation from the living God, Thought was not ; in enjoyment it expired. No thanks he breathed, he proffered no request; Rapt into still communion that transcends The imperfect offices of prayer and praise, His mind was a thanksgiving to the power That made him; it was blessedness and love!

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