A soldier of the Cumberland: memoir of Mead Holmes, jr., by his father [M. Holmes].

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American Tract Society, 1854 - 210 pages

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Page 195 - We live in deeds, not years ; in thoughts, not breaths ; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most — feels the noblest — acts the best...
Page 238 - Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees Sweet freedom's song! Let mortal tongues awake; Let all that breathe partake; Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong! 4 Our fathers...
Page 70 - What mean ye to weep, and to break my heart ? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
Page 217 - JUST as I am, without one plea. But that thy blood was shed for me, And that thou bid'st me come to thee, O Lamb of God ! I come...
Page 57 - Nearer, my God, to Thee ! E'en though it be a cross That raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, — Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee !
Page 194 - Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Page 197 - They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne, shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of water: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Page 39 - I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned.
Page 220 - Tis God that lifts our comforts high, Or sinks them in the grave ; He gives, and, blessed be his name ! He takes but what he gave.
Page 199 - Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord...

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