Happiness, or, Starting in life

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Page 26 - If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, From doing thy pleasure on my holy day ; And call the sabbath a delight, The holy of the Lord, honourable; And shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, Nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord...
Page 5 - have now reigned above fifty years in victory or peace : beloved by " my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. " Riches and honours, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, " nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my " felicity. In this situation I have diligently numbered the days of " pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot : they amount " to FOURTEEN : — O man ! place not thy confidence in this present
Page 26 - If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words : then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord...
Page 23 - ... godliness hath promise of the life that now is," as well as of that which is to come.
Page 24 - LORD encampeth round about them that fear him : and delivereth them. 0 taste and see that the LORD is good : blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Page 29 - Their vantage-ground, and then with vigor new, All thy remaining race and pilgrimage pursue. Ah ! far too faint, too poor Are all our views and aims — we only stand Within the borders of the promised land, Its precious things we seek not to secure \ And thus our hands hang down, and oft unstrung Our harps are left the willow-trees among ; Lord, lead us forward, upward, till we know How much of heavenly bliss may be enjoyed below.
Page 28 - You CAN TRUST HIM." — Nicholas Biddle, Esq., late president of the Bank of the United States, once dismissed a clerk, because the latter refused to write for him on the Sabbath. The young man, with a mother dependent on his exertions, was thus thrown out of employment by what some would call an overnice scruple of conscience. But, a few days after, Mr. Biddle being requested to nominate a cashier for another bank, recommended this very individual, and mentioned this incident as proof of his trustworthiness....
Page 28 - Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it ; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
Page 14 - A man is already of consequence in the world when it is" known that we can implicitly rely on him.
Page 11 - ... making models of windmills, carriages, and machines of all sorts; and as he grew older, he took delight in making little tables and cupboards for his friends. Smeaton, Watt, and Stephenson, were equally handy with tools when mere boys ; and but for such kind of self-culture in their youth, it is doubtful whether they would have accomplished so much in their manhood.

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