Ten Sermons of Religion

Crosby, Nichols,, 1853 - 395 páginas
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Página 138 - Where no misgiving is, rely Upon the genial sense of youth; Glad hearts, without reproach or blot, Who do thy work and know it not: Oh!
Página 120 - At length his lonely cot appears in view, Beneath the shelter of an aged tree; Th' expectant wee-things, toddlin, stacher through To meet their dad, wi' flichterin' noise an' glee. His wee bit ingle, blinkin bonilie, His clean hearth-stane, his thrifty wifie's smile, The lisping infant, prattling on his knee, Does a' his weary kiaugh and care beguile, And makes him quite forget his labor and his toil.
Página 375 - There is a Power whose care Teaches thy way along that pathless coast, The desert and illimitable air, Lone wandering, but not lost.
Página 307 - With this tranquillity of trust there comes a still, a peculiar and silent joy in God. You feel your delight in Him, and His in you. The man is not beside himself, he is self-possessed and cool. There is no esctasy, no fancied " being swallowed up in God ; " but there is a lasting inward sweetness and abiding joy.
Página 50 - The word unto the prophet spoken Was writ on tables yet unbroken; The word by seers or sibyls told In groves of oak, or fanes of gold, Still floats upon the morning wind, Still whispers to the willing mind. One accent of the Holy Ghost The heedless world hath never lost.
Página 95 - ... wrongs. The miserable Highland drover, bankrupt, barefooted, stripped of all, dishonoured and hunted down, because the avarice of others grasped at more than that poor all could pay, shall burst on them in an awful change. They that scoffed at the grovelling worm and trode upon him may cry and howl when they see the stoop of the flying and fiery-mouthed dragon. But why do I speak of all this?
Página 83 - Age of fabled memory," only taking care that we do not, in striving to reach and ascend to the impossible ideal, neglect to seize upon and hold fast to the possible actual. To aim at the best, but be content with the best possible, is the only true wisdom. To insist on...
Página 365 - Would that Thou mightest stay with me, Or else that I might die While heart and soul are still subdued With Thy sweet mastery.
Página 236 - ... cometic career, he has sometimes hit the white, and often flung a boomerang. But his works abound in strong argument and in fine descriptions of historic events and scenes, from which we may take the following, in preference to a specimen of his Boanerges style : — " By means of his marshals he one day caught a Scotch girl, a covenanter. She was young, only eighteen. She was comely to look upon Her name was Margaret. Graham ordered her to be tied to a stake in the sea at low water, and left...
Página 79 - Yet the mass of men are always looking for the just; all this vast machinery which makes up a State, a world of States, is, on the part of the people, an attempt to organize justice; the minute and wideextending civil machinery which makes up the law and the courts, with all their officers and implements on the part of mankind, is chiefly an effort to reduce to practice the theory of right. Alas ! with the leaders of civil and political affairs it is quite different, often an organization of selfishness....

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