Ships by Day: A Novel

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J. H. Earle, 1895 - 445 pages

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Page 317 - And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him, sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more.
Page 205 - Ruby wine is drunk by knaves, Sugar spends to fatten slaves, Rose and vine-leaf deck buffoons; Thunder-clouds are Jove's festoons, Drooping oft in wreaths of dread, Lightning-knotted round his head; The hero is not fed on sweets, Daily his own heart he eats; Chambers of the great are jails, And head-winds right for royal sails.
Page 287 - There was such goodness, such pure nature seen In Lucy's looks, a manner so serene ; Such harmony in motion, speech, and air, That without fairness she was more than fair...
Page 283 - The truth that it is not so much what we do as how we do it dawns upon us all very slowly.
Page 167 - I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
Page 188 - With a gesture of command, Waved his hand; And at the word, Loud and sudden there was heard, All around them and below, The sound of hammers, blow on blow, Knocking away the shores and spurs. And see! she stirs! She starts,— she moves,— she seems to feel The thrill of life along her keel, And, spurning with her foot the ground, With one exulting, joyous bound, She leaps into the ocean's arms!
Page 268 - I AM so glad that our Father in heaven Tells of his love in the book he has given; Wonderful things in the Bible I see, This is the dearest— that Jesus loves me.
Page 262 - Health without money is half an ague. If the wise erred not it would go hard with fools. Bear with evil and expect good. He that tells a secret is another's servant. If all fools wore white caps we should seem a flock of geese.
Page 246 - and we shall look forward to your coming with a great deal of satisfaction...
Page 20 - And whether now the waters were less deep, Or I was borne upon invisible arms, I know not ; but methought my mortal robes Now only brush'd the smoothly gliding stream, And like the edges of a sunset cloud The beatific land before me lay. One long last look behind me : gradually The figures faded on the shore of time ; And, as the passing-bell of midnight struck, One sob, one effort, and my spirit was free.

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