Modern Society: Or, The March of Intellect, the Conclusion of Modern Accomplishments

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R. Carter, 1837 - English fiction - 470 pages

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Page 46 - Thine eye my bed and path surveys, My public haunts and private ways; Thou know'st what 'tis my lips would vent. My yet unutter'd words
Page 313 - When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things...
Page 396 - At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks adorned the venerable place; Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
Page 113 - For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently ? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
Page 463 - With passions unruffled, untainted with pride, By reason my life let me square : The wants of my nature are cheaply supplied ; And the rest are but folly and care. How vainly through infinite trouble and strife, The many their labours employ ! Since all that is truly delightful in life, ... Is what all, if they please, may enjoy.
Page 90 - And went with Meekness, Charity, and Love. Where'er a tear was dried, a wounded heart Bound up, a bruised spirit with the dew Of sympathy anointed, or a pang Of honest suffering soothed, or injury Repeated oft, as oft by love forgiven ; Where'er an evil passion...
Page 359 - There are none so blind as those who will not see ! You were always very obstinate, Matilda, but I shall convince you some day, and that will be one of my greatest pleasures, when Sir Alfred declares himself. 2 H How delightfully odd and eccentric he is I — but I cannot make up my mind whether he would suit me or not.
Page 23 - ... performer of the company being able to take the part, he dressed up a tall, gawky lad who snuffed the candles, in a plaid and philabeg, and pushing him on the stage, advanced himself to the footlights with the book in his hand, and addressed the audience with, " Ladies and Gentlemen, — " This young gentleman's name is Norval. On the Grampian hills His father feeds his flock, a frugal swain, "Whose constant care was to increase his store, And keep his only son (this young gentleman) at home....
Page 361 - Here lies honest Richard, whose fate I must sigh at, Alas, that such frolic should now be so quiet ! What spirits were his, what wit and what whim, Now breaking a jest, and now breaking a limb ! Now wrangling and grumbling to keep up the ball, Now...
Page 60 - Cross ; love, that is kind, and envies not, and is not easily provoked, and thinks no evil ; love, to bear all things, to believe all things, to hope all things, to endure all things, and never fail ; in one word, love, to appropriate and...

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