Once a Week, Volume 2

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Eneas Sweetland Dallas
Bradbury and Evans, 1860

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Page 264 - Such dusky grandeur clothed the height, Where the huge castle holds its state, And all the steep slope down, Whose ridgy back heaves to the sky, Piled deep and massy, close and high, Mine own romantic town!
Page 422 - A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay. A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.
Page 166 - If there is a first principle in intellectual education, it is this — that the discipline which does good to the mind is that in which the mind is active, not that in which it is passive. The secret for developing the faculties is to give them much to do, and much inducement to do it.
Page 335 - Whereas the elections of knights of shires to come to the parliaments of our Lord the King, in many counties of the realm of England, have now, of late, been made by very great, outrageous, and excessive number of people dwelling within the same counties of the realm of England, of the which, most part was of people of small substance and of no value...
Page 388 - No more by thee my steps shall be, For ever and for ever. Flow, softly flow, by lawn and lea, A rivulet then a river: No where by thee my steps shall be, For ever and for ever.
Page 266 - Nevertheless, they to whom mortal life has ceased to be a long matter perceive that our appeals for conviction are answered, — now and then very closely upon the call. When we have cast off the scales of hope and fancy, and surrender our claims on mad chance, it is given us to see that some plan is working out : that the heavens, icy as they are to the pangs of our blood, have been throughout speaking to our souls ; and, according to the strength there existing, we learn to comprehend them.
Page 108 - As I believe most firmly that God reigns, I cannot believe that anything I have done, suffered, or may yet suffer will be lost to the cause of God or of humanity. And before I began my work at Harper's Ferry, I felt assured that in the worst event it would certainly pay.
Page 478 - Where'er he goes much alms he throws, to feeble folk and poor, Beside the way for him they pray, him blessings to procure ; For God and Mary Mother, their heavenly grace to win, His hand was ever bountiful ; great was his joy therein.
Page 75 - Lord; yea, let it praise him, and magnify him for ever. O ye Mountains and Hills, bless ye the Lord ; praise him., and magnify him for ever. O all ye Green Things upon the earth, bless ye the Lord ; praise him, and magnify him for ever.
Page 182 - Most youths are like Pope's women ; they have no character at all. And indeed a character that does not wait for circumstances to shape it, is of small worth in the race that must be run.

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