Select female biography; comprising memoirs of eminent British ladies. By the author of 'The wonders of the vegetable kingdom displayed'.

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Seite 89 - But Thou wilt heal that broken heart, Which, like the plants that throw Their fragrance from the wounded part, Breathes sweetness out of woe.
Seite 170 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me; because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me : and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Seite 15 - and tell you a truth which, perchance, ye will marvel at. One of the greatest benefits that ever God gave me, is, that he sent me so sharp and severe parents, and so gentle a schoolmaster. For when I am in presence...
Seite 16 - I bear them, so without measure misordered, that I think myself in hell, till time come that I must go to Mr Elmer ; who teacheth me so gently, so pleasantly, with such fair allurements to learning, that I think all the time nothing while I am with him.
Seite 67 - I should return to the service of my earthly master, " for he who knoweth his Master's will, and doeth it not, shall be beaten with many stripes, and thus have I chastened you.
Seite 52 - As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
Seite 328 - Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.
Seite 29 - Weep not for those whom the veil of the tomb, In life's happy morning, hath hid from our eyes, Ere Sin threw a blight o'er the spirit's young bloom, Or earth had profaned what was born for the skies.
Seite 287 - Dear as thou wert, and justly dear, We will not weep for thee ; One thought shall check the starting tear — It is that thou art free.
Seite 33 - I cannot refrain from adding that the collection of tracts, which we call from their excellence the Scriptures, contain (independently of a Divine origin) more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, purer morality, more important history, and finer strains both of poetry and eloquence, than could be collected within the same compass from all other books that were ever composed in any age or in any idiom.

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