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Page 7 - True, I talk of dreams ; Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy ; Which is as thin of substance as the air ; And more inconstant than the wind...
Page 31 - It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction, that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance. It is not like the practice of many other virtues, difficult and pain'ful, but attended with so much pleasure, that were there no positive command which enjoined it, nor any recompence laid up for it hereafter, a generous mind would indulge in it, for the natural gratification that accompanies it.
Page 76 - On the 8th of June, just as we were preparing for dinner, in rushed an officer, holding a black book, with a dozen Burmans, accompanied by one, whom, from his spotted face, we knew to be an executioner, and a 'son of the prison.
Page 51 - Beneath the shelter of encircling hills, A myrtle rises, far from human eye, And breathes its balmy fragrance o'er the wild...
Page 4 - in dying, and have no grief but in leaving you, Katherine ; we have lived happy, and we have lived long ; we have been ever together, but we shall be divided soon. Why should I fear death ? Nor do I fear it. I have endeavoured to live as Christ commands, and have sought to worship God truly — in my own house, when I was not seen of men.
Page 3 - ... and to the wildest flights of his imagination she bowed the knee, and was a worshipper. She set his house in good order, prepared his frugal meal, learned to think as he thought, and, indulging him in his harmless absurdities, became, as it were, bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh. She learned — what a young and handsome woman is seldom apt to learn — to despise gaudy dresses, costly meals, pleasant company, and agreeable invitations — she found out the way of being happy at home,...
Page 84 - The teacher is long in coming, and the new missionaries are long in coming; I must die alone, and leave my little one; but as it is the will of God, I acquiesce in his will. I am not afraid of death, but I am afraid I shall not be able to bear these pains. Tell the teacher that the disease was most violent, and I could not write; tell him how I suffered and died...
Page 216 - A curious Herbal, containing five hundred cuts of the most useful plants which are now used in the practice of physic, engraved on folio copper plûtes, afler drawings taken from the life, by Elizabeth Blackwell. To which is added, a short description of the plants, and their common uses in physic, ? vols, folio.
Page 85 - Mrs. Judson was the author of those eloquent and forcible appeals to the government which prepared them by degrees for submission to terms of peace, never expected by any who knew the hauteur and inflexible pride of the Burman court.
Page 2 - but not before last night. I was walking alone in my garden, there was great stillness among the branches and flowers and more than common sweetness in the air; I heard a low and pleasant sound, and I knew not whence it came. At last I saw the broad leaf of a flower move, and underneath I saw a procession of creatures of the size and colour of green and gray grasshoppers, bearing a body laid out on a rose leaf, which they buried with songs, and then disappeared. It was a fairy funeral.