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Seite 151 - a kind of chameleons, that take a tincture from the objects that surround us." A still wiser man has told us, that " he that walketh with wise men shall be wise ; but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Seite 144 - how many do you reckon me for ?" And whenever we think of our foes, and the Captain of our salvation, we may truly say, more are they that be with us, than they that be with them. Greater is he that is in us, than he that is in the
Seite 45 - he confessed he had been all that time studying it, but had not learned to fulfil it. "If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Seite 84 - read, he referred to John xiv. 27 :—" Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." When this was read, he said, " Now I die happy, I desired to have peace with God, and I possess the peace of God, which passeth all
Seite 124 - And that servant, which knew his Lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Seite 46 - spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings; so the Lord alone did lead him." (Deut. xxxii. 11, 12.) The Hebrew lawgiver is speaking of
Seite 157 - the world to confound the wise, and the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty ; yea, and things that are not, to bring to nought things
Seite 195 - No radiant pearl which crested fortune wears, No gem that sparkling hangs from beauty's ears, Not the bright stars which night's blue arch adorn, Nor rising sun that gilds the vernal morn, Shine with such lustre as the tear that breaks For other's woe down virtue's manly cheeks.
Seite 154 - Though gay companions o'er the bowl Dispel awhile the sense of ill; Though pleasure fills the maddening soul, The heart, the heart is lonely still. Aye, but to die, and go alas ! Where all have gone, and all must go ; To
Seite 94 - is one of the passions of human nature of which it is impossible to divest it. When the Emperor Charles the Fifth read upon the tombstone of a Spanish nobleman, " Here lies one who never knew fear," he wittily said, " Then he never snuffed a candle with his

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