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Page 133 - To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; On the wilderness, wherein there is no man; To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; And to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
Page 28 - Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; And caused the dayspring to know his place; That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, That the wicked might be shaken out of it?
Page 158 - Thus death reigns in all the portions of our time. The autumn with its fruits provides disorders for us, and the winter's cold turns them into sharp diseases, and the spring brings flowers to strew our hearse, and the summer gives green turf and brambles to bind upon our graves.
Page 191 - Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
Page 137 - Thou shalt not eat of it : cursed is the ground for thy sake ; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life ; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread...
Page 114 - ... and care defy. Reign o'er the land, and rob the blighted rye: There thistles stretch their prickly arms afar, And to the ragged infant threaten war; There poppies nodding, mock the hope of toil; There the blue bugloss paints the sterile soil; Hardy and high, above the slender sheaf. The slimy mallow waves her silky leaf; O'er the young shoot the charlock throws a shade, And clasping tares cling round the sickly blade; With mingled tints the rocky coasts abound. And a sad splendour vainly shines...
Page 10 - Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
Page 93 - The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds ; but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomcth a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.