Ladies' Vase, Or, Polite Manual for Young Ladies: Original and Selected

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N.L. Dayton, 1843 - Conduct of life - 191 pages

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Page 137 - The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit : but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
Page 178 - There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.
Page 63 - There blend the ties that strengthen Our hearts in hours of grief, The silver links that lengthen Joy's visits when most brief...
Page 94 - When any thing disturbs their temper, I say to them sing, and if I hear them speaking against any person, I call them to sing to me ; and so they have sung away all causes of discontent, and every disposition to scandal.
Page 63 - Home! Does pure Religion charm thee Far more than aught below? Wouldst thou that she should arm thee Against the hour of woe? Think not she dwelleth only In temples built for prayer; For Home itself is lonely Unless her smiles be there: The devotee may falter, The bigot blindly roam; If worshiplcss her altar At Home!
Page 34 - A dream, to his unknown. The tune that speaks of other times — A sorrowful delight! The melody of distant chimes, The sound of waves by night, The wind that, with so many a tone, Some chord within can thrill, — These may have language all thine own, To him a mystery still.
Page 64 - In temples built for prayer; For home itself is lonely, Unless her smiles be there; The devotee may falter, The bigot blindly roam, If worshipless her altar At home! dear home!
Page 178 - Instead of settling for others what they ought to be, and choosing for ourselves what we will be, would it not be better to examine the condition in which we are actually placed, and the faculties actually committed to us, and consider what was the purpose of Heaven in the former, and what the demand of Heaven in the occupation of the latter? If we have much, we are not at liberty to put it aside, and say we should be better without it; if we have little, we are not at liberty to be dissatisfied...
Page 31 - But are we, therefore, to say there is no such thing as friendship ; or that it is not worth the seeking, morosely repel it, or suspiciously distrust it? If we do, we shall pay our folly's price in the forfeiture of that without which, however we may pretend, we never are or can be happy : preferring to go without the very greatest of all earthly good, because it is not what perhaps it may be in heaven. Rather than this, it would be wise so to moderate our expectation and adapt our conduct, as to...
Page 166 - We shall see," said the youth, renewing his strokes. " It's no use as it is — I dare say you'd like to see it bear gooseberries." " No use !" exclaimed the mother, " don't the birds go to roost on the branches, and the poultry get shelter under it from the rain ? And after all your cutting, I don't see as you're likely to turn a thorntree into a gooseberry-bush.

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