Marm Lisa

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1896 - 199 pagine
 

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Pagina 91 - Euphelia's toilet lay ; When Chloe noted her desire, That I should sing, that I should play. My lyre I tune, my voice I raise ; But with my numbers mix my sighs : And whilst I sing Euphelia's praise, I fix my soul on Chloe's eyes. Fair Chloe blushed : Euphelia frowned : I sung and gazed : I played and trembled : And Venus to the Loves around Remarked, how ill we all dissembled.
Pagina 92 - The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on : nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, „. x Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Pagina 50 - May the afterglow of that inspired teaching ever shine upon the path we are treading. May we bathe our tired spirits in its warmth and glory, and kindle our torches at the splendor of its light. We remember that he told us to feed his lambs. Dear Lord, help all the faithful shepherds who care for the ninety-and-nine that lie in...
Pagina 51 - ... and stress of things all the poor, unshepherded, wee bit lammies that have either wandered forlornly away from shelter, or have been born in the wilderness and know no other home. Such an one has just strayed into the fold from the dreary hill-country. It needs a wiser shepherd than any one of us. Grant that by gentleness, patience, and insight we may atone somewhat for our lack of wisdom and skill. We read among thy mysteries that the divine Child was born of a virgin. May he be born again and...
Pagina 49 - Father in heaven, it is by the vision of thy relation to us that we can apprehend our relation to these little ones. As we have accepted that high trust, so make us loyal to it. When our feet grow weary and our faith grows dim, help us to follow close after the ever perfect One who taught even as we are trying to teach. He it was whom the common people heard gladly. He it was who disdained not the use of objects and symbols, remembering it was the childhood of the race. He it was who spake in parables...
Pagina 163 - Nino) who will paint the greatest picture or carve the greatest statue of the age ; another who will deliver his country in an hour of peril ; another who will give his life for a great principle ; and another, born more of the spirit than the flesh, who will live continually on the heights of moral being, and dying, draw men after him. It may be I shall preserve one of these children to the race, — who knows ? It is a peg big enough on which to hang a hope, for every child born into the world...
Pagina 4 - ... her division fences, rented her parlor to a lodger who only slept there, kept all her front curtains drawn, and stayed in the back of her house. Such retribution as could legally be wreaked upon this offensive and exclusive person was daily administered by her two neighbors, who stood in their doors and conversed across her house and garden with much freedom and exuberance. They had begged the landlord to induce her to take up her abode elsewhere, but as she was the only tenant who paid her rent...
Pagina 1 - EDEN PLACE. | EDEN PLACE was a short street running at right angles with Eden Square, a most unattractive and infertile triangle of ground in a most unattractive but respectable quarter of a large city. It was called a square not so much, probably, because it was triangular in shape as because it was hardly large enough to be designated as a park. As to its being called " Eden," the origin of that Copyright, 1806, by Kate Douglas liiggs.
Pagina 21 - I will go home with them," she said. " There is plenty of work here for somebody ; I could almost hope that it won't prove ours." " It will," replied Rhoda, with a stifled sigh. " There is an old Eastern legend about the black camel that conies and lies down before the door of him upon whom Heaven is going to lay her chastening hand. Every time I have seen that awful trio on the fence-top, they were fairly surrounded by black camels in my imagination. Mistress Mary, I am not sure° but that, in self-defense,...
Pagina 1 - Eden," the origin of that Copyright, 1806, by Kate Douglas Kiggs. qualifying word is enveloped in mystery ; but it is likely that the enthusiastic persons who projected it saw visions and dreamed dreams of green benches under umbrageous trees ; of a green wire fence, ever green, and of plots of blossoming flowers filling the grateful air with unaccustomed fragrance. As a matter of fact, the trees had always been stunted and stubby, the plants had never been tended, all the paint had been worn off...

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