Praise and Principle: Or, for what Shall I Live?

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Harper & Brothers, 1847 - 252 pages
 

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Page 38 - Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
Page 24 - We are to have a gold arrow for the prize," said Charles Ellersby ; " some thought of a silver one, but I told them I would have nothing to do with it if it was not a gold one. It will cost about twenty dollars, I suppose, for it is to be very handsomely made.
Page 222 - We twa hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine ; But we've wandered mony a weary fit Sin auld lang syne.
Page 227 - Btlll, :i ; nearer to the light you draw. Fresh gales will meet you from the upper air. And wholesome dews of heaven your forehead lave. And darkness lighten more, till, full of awe, You stand in the open sunshine unaware !" " Thou dwell'st on sorrow's high and barren place, But round about the mount an angel-guard — Chariots of fire, horses of fire, encamp To keep thee safe for heaven," LET us follow to the suburbs of the city.
Page 133 - It was a simple portrait of a young man, holding a letter in one hand, and resting the other on a table.
Page 14 - Around her playful lips do glitter Heat-lightnings of a girlish scorn ; Harmless they are, for nothing bitter In that dear heart was ever born. That merry heart that cannot lie Within its warm nest quietly, But ever from the full dark eye, Is looking kindly night and morn.
Page 120 - Frank endeavoured to find some diversion from hi3 angry thoughts in the observation of passing objects. He had not been long thus engaged when his attention was attracted by the old gentleman who had left the Bank after his entrance, and who was now returning to it with a brisk step, and hurrying along, as it appeared, a more sluggish companion — a man seemingly of a different order, coarse in person, and ungainly in his movements. Frank's attention, once attracted to this pair, was soon riveted...
Page 193 - Fearless he is and scorning all disguise ; What he dares do or think, though men may start, He speaks with mild yet unaverted eyes.

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