The Perils of the Nation: An Appeal to the Legislatvre, the Clergy, and High and Middle Classes

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Seeley, Burnside and Seeley, 1843 - Great Britain - 382 pages
 

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Page 221 - For as the rain cometh down, And the snow from heaven, And returneth not thither, But watereth the earth, And maketh it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: It shall not return unto me void, But it shall accomplish that which I please, And it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Page 162 - If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother : 8 'But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
Page 95 - Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth...
Page 118 - For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
Page 287 - Will you be ready, with all faithful diligence, to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange doctrines, contrary to God's word...
Page 153 - Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate : for the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Page 149 - Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Page 52 - Pit; I have to trap without a light, and I'm scared; I go at four and sometimes half-past three in the morning, and come out at five and half-past; I never go to sleep. Sometimes I sing when I've light, but not in the dark; I dare not sing then.
Page 162 - Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him : because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. For the poor shall never cease out of the land : therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
Page 137 - The chimneys have lost half their original height, and lean on the roof with fearful gravitation. The rafters are evidently rotten and displaced ; and the thatch, yawning to admit the wind and wet...

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