Hospital Sketches

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Houghton Mifflin, 1916 - 90 pages

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Page 9 - There has not been a lawsuit in the parish since he has lived among them ; if any dispute arises, they apply themselves to him for the decision ; if they do not acquiesce in his judgment, which I think never happened above once or twice at most, they appeal to me. At his first settling with me, I made him a present of all the good sermons which have been printed in English, and only begged of him, that every Sunday he would pronounce one of them in the pulpit. Accordingly, he has digested them into...
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Page 70 - OFT have I seen at some cathedral door A laborer, pausing in the dust and heat, Lay down his burden, and with reverent feet Enter, and cross himself, and on the floor Kneel to repeat his paternoster o'er ; Far off the noises of the world retreat ; The loud vociferations of the street Become an tmdistinjruishable roar.
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Page 70 - How strange the sculptures that adorn these towers! This crowd of statues, in whose folded sleeves Birds build their nests ; while canopied with leaves Parvis and portal bloom like trellised bowers, And the vast minster seems a cross of flowers...
Page 18 - The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD : And he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down : For the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
Page 54 - With tooth and nail to save my niche, ye know : — Old Gandolf cozened me, despite my care ; Shrewd was that snatch from out the corner South He graced his carrion with, God curse the same ! Yet still my niche is not so cramped but thence One sees the pulpit o...

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