The gift book for the young

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Page 181 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot ; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 38 - As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth : For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone ; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
Page 166 - Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another...
Page 203 - Whose adorning let it not be that outWard adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel ; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Page 93 - And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness, and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Page 14 - s gone from sight, and under the sod ! I am a Pebble ! but who art thou, Rattling along from the restless bough ?" The Acorn was shocked at this rude salute, And lay for a moment abashed and mute ; She never before had been so near This gravelly ball, the mundane sphere ; And she felt for a time at a loss to know How to answer a thing so coarse and low. But to give reproof of a nobler sort Than the angry look, or the keen retort...
Page 150 - His mother's cabin-home, that lay Where feathery cocoas fringed the bay ; The dashing of his brethren's oar — The conch-note heard along the shore ; All through his wakening bosom swept — He clasped his country's tree, and wept...
Page 204 - Jesus sought me when a stranger Wandering from the fold of God ; He, to save my soul from danger, Interposed His precious blood.
Page 148 - O'er stream of Afric, lone and deep. But fair the exiled palm-tree grew 'Midst foliage of no kindred hue ; Through the laburnum's dropping gold Rose the light shaft of orient mould, And Europe's violets, faintly sweet, Purpled the moss-beds at its feet. Strange...
Page 273 - He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

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