The Stranger's Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present

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Hermann Bokum
Light and Horton, 1836 - Children - 103 pages

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Page 27 - Vice is a monster of such frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; But seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Page 64 - How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank ! Here will we sit and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears; soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold.
Page 73 - Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday ; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab ; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler : for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
Page 69 - But, howsoever thou pursu'st this act, Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive Against thy mother aught; leave her to heaven, And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge To prick and sting her. Fare thee well at once. The glow-worm shows the matin to be near, And 'gins to pale his uneffectual fire; Adieu, adieu, adieu, remember me.
Page 67 - The judges shall determine controversies without a jury. " No one shall be a freeman, or give a vote, unless he be converted, and a member in full communion of one of the Churches allowed in this Dominion.
Page 93 - Lutheran, as found in the United States. This, in reference to the systems before mentioned, is Eclectic in its nature. It embraces all those principles and precepts, of permanent obligation, which are contained in the New Testament, and such other regulations dictated by reason, best adapted to the genius of our free republican institutions, and calculated most successfully to advance the cause of Christ. The fundamental features of this system are the following, viz. 1 . Parity of ministers, 2....
Page 88 - As the hart panteth after the water-brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God : when shall I come and appear before God...
Page 42 - Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred in a book ; he hath not eat paper, as it were ; he hath not drunk ink : his intellect is not replenished ; he is only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts...
Page 65 - Nature reserves to herself the prerogative of giving to her visitors the rapturous impression. The view of these falls varies exceedingly, according to the plenitude or paucity of the waters. In the autumnal floods, and particularly the spring freshets, arising from the sudden liquefaction of snow in the northern country, the river is swelled a hundred-fold, and comes rushing in a vast body of tumultuous foam from the summit rock into the broad basin at the bottom. It is at this time tremendous indeed,...
Page 96 - For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof fadeth away ; but the word of the Lord endureth for ever.

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