Ruth: A Novel, Volume 1

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Chapman and Hall, 1853 - Illegitimacy - 311 pages

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Page 135 - There are in this loud stunning tide Of human care and crime, With whom the melodies abide Of the everlasting chime ; Who carry music in their heart Through dusky lane and wrangling mart, Plying their daily task with busier feet, Because their secret souls a holy strain repeat.
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Page 92 - Why art thou so heavy (O my soul) : and why art thou so disquieted within me ? O put thy trust in God : for I will yet give him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.
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Page 285 - There are who ask not if thine eye Be on them; who, in love and truth 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 ! if through confidence misplaced They fail, thy saving arms, dread Power!
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Page 239 - Faith, Faith ! let me beg of you not to speak so of the little innocent babe, who may be God's messenger to lead her back to Him. Think again of her first words — the burst of nature from her heart ! Did she not turn to God, and enter into a covenant with Him — > I will be so good ' ? Why, it draws her out of herself ! If her life has hitherto been selfseeking and wickedly thoughtless, here is the very instrument to make her forget herself, and be thoughtful for another. Teach her (and God will...
Page 103 - ... sixty or seventy yards square, of unenclosed and broken ground, over which the golden bloom of the gorse cast a rich hue, while its delicious scent perfumed the fresh and nimble air. On one side of this common, the ground sloped down to a clear bright pond, in which were mirrored the rough sand-cliffs that rose abrupt on the opposite bank; hundreds of martens found a home there, and were now wheeling over the transparent water, and dipping in their wings in their evening sport. Indeed, all sorts...
Page 87 - He had dropped his voice ; and spoke in low, persuasive tones. Euth hung down her head, and blushed with exceeding happiness ; but she could not speak, even to urge her doubts afresh. Thus it was in a manner settled. How delightfully happy the plan made her through the coming week ! She was too young when her mother died to have received any cautions or words of advice respecting the subject of a woman's life...

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