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Page 145 - Cowards die many times before their deaths : The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear ; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.
Page 135 - Yes ! let the rich deride, the proud disdain, These simple blessings of the lowly train, To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art...
Page 21 - ... family." Mr. Barclay felt so too ; and, kissing him, he said, " I have only been waiting for you, Wallace ; and, from the time you have taken to consider your besetting sin, I trust you have gained strength to resist it.
Page 23 - This subject has puzzled older and wiser heads than yours, my son, and puzzled them more than I think it should. If we had been created incapable of sin, there could have been no virtue. Did you not feel happier yesterday after your trial than if it had not happened...
Page 17 - ... again, and thus put the speediest termination to its sufferings. " The children were all sobbing. Wallace stood pale and trembling. His eye turned to his father, then to his mother, then was riveted on the floor. The children saw the frown on their father's face, more dreaded by them than ever was flogging, or dark closet with all its hobgoblins. " ' I guess you did not mean to do it, did you, Wally?
Page 117 - ... Alice at one end of the piazza, under a closely woven honeysuckle, " do you think you shall continue satisfied with your present tranquil enjoyments? Will you not miss the occupation of the office?" "No, I shall substitute the occupations of my garden and farm, which are far more agreeable to me. " " But will you not miss the excitements of the city?
Page 16 - ... prefatory palliation for Wallace. The kite was the finest he had ever possessed; it had been given him by a friend, and that friend was waiting at the door, to string and fly it for him. At once the ruin of the kite, and the indignity to which it was subjected, flashed on him, and perhaps little Haddy 'a very satisfied air exasperated him.
Page 151 - Wallace," he said, raising his eye gratefully to Him who had granted his last earthly prayer, " how pleasant it is to be here! How I longed for this! O home, home! Open wide those blinds, Wallace," — he pointed to the east window opposite his bed. "Now raise my head and let it rest on your breast. I always loved to look on those hills when the sun was going down! " It was one of those moments in the harmonies of nature, when the outward world seems to answer to the spirit. The valley was in deep...