From Hong-Kong to the Himalayas: Or, Three Thousand Miles Through India

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American Tract Society, 1880 - 368 pages

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Page 326 - Above me are the Alps, The palaces of Nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps, And throned Eternity in icy halls Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls The avalanche — the thunderbolt of snow ! All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather around these summits, as to show How Earth may pierce to Heaven, yet leave vain man below.
Page 275 - I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
Page 275 - He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD is thy keeper : the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
Page 143 - It is my firm belief that if our plans of education are followed up, there will not be a single idolater among the respectable classes in Bengal thirty years hence.
Page 252 - The throne itself was six feet " long by four foot broad ; it stood on six massive feet, " which with the body, were of solid gold, inlaid with " rubies, emeralds and diamonds. It was surmounted " by a canopy of gold supported by twelve pillars, " all richly emblazoned with costly gems, and " a fringe of pearls ornamented the borders of the " canopy. Between the two peacocks stood the figure " of a parrot of the ordinary size, paid to have been " carved out of a single emerald...
Page 225 - It has, in fact, nothing which can properly be termed ornament. It is a sanctuary so pure and stainless, revealing so exalted a spirit of worship, that I felt humbled, as a Christian, to think that our nobler religion has so rarely inspired its architects to surpass this temple to God and Mohammed.
Page 194 - The blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us from all sin.
Page 251 - ' so called from its having the figures of two peacocks standing behind it, their tails being expanded, and the whole so inlaid with sapphires, rubies, emeralds, pearls, and other precious stones of appropriate colours as to represent life.
Page 313 - And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD : and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
Page 213 - Fresh orders were therefore sent to murder them also; but the survivors, not being able to bear the idea of being cut down, rushed out into the compound, and, seeing a well there, threw themselves into it without hesitation, thus putting a period to lives which it was impossible for them to save.

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