Gesta Romanorum, Or, Entertaining Moral Stories ...

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Page 374 - FAR in a wild, unknown to public view, From youth to age a reverend hermit grew ; The moss his bed, the cave his humble cell, His food the fruits, his drink the crystal well : Remote from man, with God he pass'd the days, Prayer all his business, all his pleasure praise.
Page 296 - Although, in the visible Church, the evil be ever mingled with the good, and sometime the evil have chief authority in the ministration of the Word and Sacraments ; yet, forasmuch as they do not the same in their own name, but in Christ's, and do minister by his commission and authority, we may use tneir ministry, both in hearing the Word of God, and in receiving the Sacraments.
Page 354 - The quality of mercy is not strained, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed: It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes...
Page 381 - Celestial odours breathe through purpled air ; And wings, whose colours glitter'd on the day, Wide at his back their gradual plumes display. The form ethereal bursts upon his sight, And moves in all the majesty of light.
Page 147 - Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead ! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility ; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger...
Page 373 - Here we discover those features of chivalry, so admirably ridiculed by Cervantes. But, in times of oppression, when every one followed " the simple plan, That he may take who has the power, And he may keep who can...
Page 282 - Bra. Look to her, Moor ; have a quick eye to see ; She has deceived her father, and may thee.
Page 382 - Then know the truth of government divine, And let these scruples be no longer thine.
Page 379 - But now the clouds in airy tumult fly, The sun emerging opes an azure sky ; A fresher green the smelling leaves display, And, glittering as they...
Page 383 - But now the child half-weaned his heart from God ; (Child of his age) for him he liv'd in pain, And measur'd back his steps to earth again. To what excesses had his dotage run ? But God, to save the father, took the son. To all, but thee, in fits he seem'd to go, (And 'twas my ministry to deal the blow,) The poor fond...

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