Harper's Novels, Volume 8

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Harper & Bros., 1843

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Page 15 - Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes. Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.
Page 15 - Their houses are safe from fear; neither is the rod of God upon them. 10 Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf. " They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
Page 15 - Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us ; For we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him ? And what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
Page 130 - ... especially contemplate the variety and intenseness of his sufferings in the closing scene of his humiliation : the excruciating pain he endured from the scourge, the thorns, and the nails, and when hanging on the accursed tree ; with the anguish of mind he felt when agonizing in the garden, and when on the cross he exclaimed, " My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me...
Page 5 - Nor prayers nor fasts its stubborn pulse restrain, Nor tears for ages taught to flow in vain. Soon as thy letters trembling I unclose, That well-known name awakens all my woes.
Page 136 - FESTIVALS, GAMES, AND AMUSEMENTS, Ancient and Modern. By HORATIO SMITH, Esq. With Additions. By SAMUEL WOODWORTH, Esq., of New-York. With Engravings. 18mo. " The book contains a mine of information on the subjects embraced in its title, and should be placed in every family.
Page 137 - The Life of John Jay : with Selections from his Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers. By his Son, William Jay.
Page 70 - ... and silent. The sparrows only — those optimists of the air — remain merry, and appear by their twittering to announce better times. At length comes the darkest moments of the year, the midnight hour of nature ; and suddenly light streams forth from all habitations and emulates the stars of heaven. The church opens its bosom full of brightness and thanksgiving, and the children shout, full of gladness, " It is Christmas ! it is Christmas...
Page 69 - Sweden they know this very well, and while everythings sleeps and dies in nature, all is set in motion in all hearts and homes for the celebration of a festival. Ye know it well, ye industrious daughters of home, ye who strain your hands and eyes by lamplight quite late into the night to prepare presents. You know it well, you sons of the house, you who bite your nails in order to puzzle out " what in all the world" you shall choose for Christmas presents.

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