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Page 32 - Surely goodness and mercy have followed me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Page 18 - ... according to what he hath, and not according to what he hath not.
Page 15 - I have led but a lonely life, and have often had but little to cat, but my Bible has been meat, drink, and company to me, as I may say, and when want and trouble have come upon me, I don't know what I should have done indeed, sir, if I had not had the promises of this book for my stay and support.
Page 14 - I believe there is no day for the last thirty years, that I have not peeped at my Bible. If we can't find time to read a chapter, I defy any man to say he can't find time to read a verse; and a single text sir, well followed and put in practice every day, would make no bad figure at the year's end...
Page 9 - Mr. Johnson, who delighted in good men and good things, was very well satisfied with his reply. For he justly thought that though a hypocrite may easily contrive to appear better than he really is, to a stranger, and that no one should be too soon trusted merely for having a few good words in his mouth; yet, as he knew that "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh," he always accustomed himself to judge favorably of those who had a serious deportment and solid manner of speaking.
Page 11 - You think, then," said the gentleman, " that a laborious life is a happy one." — "I do, sir, and more so especially, as it exposes a man to fewer v sins. If king Saul had continued a poor laborious man to the end of his days, he might have lived happy and honest, and died a natural death in his bed at last, which you know, sir, was more than he did. But I...
Page 9 - ... the sky, that rain was at no great distance, accosted the shepherd with asking what sort of weather he thought it would be on the morrow. " It will be such weather as pleases me,
Page 41 - You must know, sir, that both of us, next to a sin, dread a debt, and indeed in some cases a debt is a sin ; but with all our care and pains, we have never been able quite to pay off the doctor's bill for that bad fit of rheumatism which I had last winter.