The English gentlewoman: a practical manual for young ladies, by the author of 'The English matron'.

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James Hogg & Sons, 1861 - Etiquette - 312 pages

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Page 217 - Church ; and if thou doest what thou art able, be it little or great, corporal or spiritual, the charity of alms, or the charity of prayers, a cup of wine, or a cup of water, if it be but love to the brethren, or a desire to help all or any of Christ's poor, it shall be accepted according to what a man hath, not according to what he hath not.
Page 231 - THOUGH for no other cause, yet for this ; that posterity may know we have not loosely through silence permitted things to pass away as in a dream, there shall be for men's information extant thus much concerning the present state of the Church of God established amongst us, and their careful endeavour which would have upheld the same.
Page 233 - I have lived to see this world is made up of perturbations ; and I have been long preparing to leave it, and gathering comfort for the dreadful hour of making my account with God, which I now apprehend to be near ; and though I have by His grace loved Him in my youth, and feared Him in mine age, and laboured to have a conscience void of offence to Him, and to all men, yet if Thou, O Lord, be extreme to mark what I have. done amiss, who can abide it...
Page 233 - ... deep in contemplation, and not inclinable to discourse; which gave the Doctor occasion to require his present thoughts. To which he replied 'That he was meditating the number and nature of Angels, and their blessed obedience and order, without which, peace could not be in Heaven: and Oh! that it might be so on Earth!
Page 11 - This work is Intended chiefly for young ladies of the upper classes of English Society. The object of the writer is, by the experience of a life passed In those circles which constitute what is called • the world.
Page 224 - His ears are open to the softest cry, His grace descends to meet the lifted eye ; He reads the language of a silent tear, And sighs are incense from a heart sincere.
Page 234 - More he would have spoken, but his spirits failed him ; and after a short conflict betwixt nature and death, a quiet sigh put a period to his last breath, and so he fell asleep.

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