The Listener

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James Nisbet & Company, 1867
 

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Page 331 - ... renounce the devil and all his works, and constantly believe God's holy word, and obediently keep his commandments. I demand therefore, DOST thou, in the name of this child, renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow nor be led by them ? Answ.
Page 331 - God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of my life.
Page 86 - tis slander ; Whose edge is sharper than the sword ; whose tongue Outvenoms all the worms of Nile ; whose breath Rides on the posting winds, and doth belie All corners of the world : kings, queens, and states, Maids, matrons, nay, the secrets of the grave This viperous slander enters.
Page 69 - ... with it contentedly, being very well pleased that he had not been left to his own choice, as to the kind of evils which fell to his lot.
Page 429 - Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!
Page 299 - Of fancy or proscribes the sound of mirth ; Nor do we madly, like an impious world, Who deem religion frenzy, and the God That made them an intruder on their joys, Start at his awful name, or deem his praise A jarring note.
Page 316 - Then, crowned again, their golden harps they took, Harps ever tuned, that glittering by their side Like quivers hung, and with preamble sweet Of charming symphony they introduce Their sacred song, and waken raptures high : No voice exempt, no voice but well could join Melodious part, such concord is in heaven.
Page 184 - OH ! weep for those that wept by Babel's stream, Whose shrines are desolate, whose land a dream : Weep for the harp of Judah's broken shell ; Mourn — where their God hath dwelt the godless dwell ! And where shall Israel lave her bleeding feet ? And when shall Zion's songs again seem sweet?
Page 230 - Oh wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursels as others see us! It wad frae mony a blunder free us, And foolish notion!
Page 419 - When a firm decisive spirit is recognized, it is curious to see how the space clears around a man. and leaves him room and freedom.

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