The Flower Basket: A Tale for Youth from the German of Schmid

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P. Price, 1842 - 176 pages

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Page 90 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a com of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone : but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it ; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
Page 51 - ... great pleasure to be able to return you your basket.' She threw the basket at Maria's feet, and, turning about, went back into the castle with a scornful laugh, shutting the door behind her with as great a noise as possible. Maria, with tears in her eyes, lifted up the basket in silence and passed on. Her father had not even a staff for his journey, and Maria had only her little basket. With weeping eyes and sorrowful heart Maria gazed wistfully on her once happy home, which she was now forced...
Page 170 - ... at all, still the Omniscient knew that he shrunk from death only on account of his family, and out of love to them, had shown himself weak, in the hope that God, who knew his innocence, would deliver him from this danger. Then the honest couple separated with confidence, after looking up to their heavenly father, and the wife returned to her children.
Page 167 - God had blessed them, too, with three promising children, whom they took great pains in educating and in training them up in every good way. All who visited this honest couple, were delighted with their spirit of contentment, and their affection for each other, and many a one gladly partook of their frugal meal of potatoes, for the purpose of enjoying their christian conversation. One...
Page 172 - He endeavored to strengthen him by the consolations and supports of religion, and prayed with him in so moving a manner, and so effectually, that the good man finally gained courage and delivered himself with a childlike spirit into the father-arms of God. His wife .cried aloud to gracious Heaven for deliverance, and the day before the execution she hastened to the palace, and standing at the gate with dishevelled hair, desired to speak with the princess.
Page 174 - ... it forward by a postillion. The result was, that it arrived some hours later than it should have done. And all this while the poor linen weaver was profoundly ignorant of the pardon which his wife had obtained, and so also was the judge himself. The clock struck nine, and the bell announcing the hour for execution, sounded its death knell in slow and mournful notes.
Page 176 - As they were carrying him along through the streets, his wife also came from her journey into town. She saw the people running together, and heard the cry, " They are bringing the linen •weaver! He has been pardoned !" and presently she saw him at a distance, borne upon the shoulders of his fellow men, and entering the town. With tears and cries of joy, she followed the procession to the public house.
Page 172 - As soon as the sentence had been signed by the prince, it was communicated to the prisoners, and it was at the same time determined that the execution should take place in three days. The sympathy with the poor linen weaver was universal throughout the whole neighborhood ; for almost every one regarded him as innocent.
Page 169 - About midnight they reached the mill, broke it open, and the poor weaver was obliged to stand with one of them as a watch. But the officers of justice were upon the trail of these rogues. Their measure of iniquity was full, and the captain, the linen weaver, and several others were arrested, and the rest escaped. Meanwhile the poor wife at home...
Page 171 - So it went, from one examination to another, and the poor linen weaver had no advocate but his tears. The trial was at last brought to a close, the prisoners were adjudged guilty, and sentence rendered against them. It was that they should be hung, the linen weaver first, in the presence of his comrades, and they afterwards...

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