The Home: Or, Family Cares and Family Joys, Volume 1

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1843 - Swedish fiction

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Page 175 - There sitteth a dove so white and fair, All on the lily spray, And she lieteneth how, to Jesus Christ, The little children pray. Lightly she spreads her friendly wings, And to heaven's gate hath sped, And unto the Father in heaven she bears The prayers which the children have said. And back she comes from heaven's gate, And brings — that dove во mild — From the Father in heaven, who hears her speak, A blessing for every child.
Page 175 - The prayers which the children said. And back she comes from heaven's gate, And brings — that dove so mild — From the Father in heaven, who hears her speak, A blessing for every child. Then, children, lift up a pious prayer, It hears whatever you say, That heavenly dove, so white and fair, That sits on the lily- spray.
Page 14 - It is hardly possible that she can be other than plain, but, with God's help, I hope to make her good and happy. " My beloved, plain child !" say I sometimes to her as I clasp her tenderly in my arms, for I would willingly reconcile her early to her fate. No.
Page 301 - Her young female friends joked with her upon her strict notions on this head, and fancied that she would remain unmarried. " That may be," said Louise calmly. They told her one day of a gentleman who said " I will not. stand up before any girl who is not some little of a coquette." " Then he may remain sitting," answered Louise, with much dignity.
Page 108 - Think on thy husband's worth, on his beautiful noble qualities ! Think also on life, how short it isí how much unavoidable bitterness it possesses, how much which it is easy either to bear or to chase away ; and think how the power of affection can make all things right. Tremble before the chains of selfishness; free thyself from them by a new sacrifice of love, and purify the heaven of home ; ascending clouds can easily expand into destructive tempest, or can disperse and leave not a trace in the...
Page 159 - ... undermining health, temper, goodness, nay, even the quiet of conscience, and conjuring up all the spirits of darkness: so does the corroding rust eat into the steel-plate, and deface its clear mirror with a tracery of disordered caricatures. I once read these words of that many-sided thinker...
Page 302 - Oh!" exclaimed Jacobi, deeply moved and falling on one knee, whilst he pressed her hand to his lips, "oh that my whole life might evidence to you my gratitude and my love !" At this very moment, Louise, who had been seeking her mother, approached the balcony; she saw Jacobi's action and heard his words: she withdrew quickly as if she had been stung by a snake. From this time a great change was more and more perceptible in her. Still, reserved, and...

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