The School of the Sabbath, and Other Poems

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W. Oliphant, 1825

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Page 125 - And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Page 126 - For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children...
Page 177 - In the multitude of the sorrows that I had in my heart : thy comforts have refreshed my soul.
Page 134 - PRECIOUS Bible ! what a treasure Does the word of God afford ! All I want for life or pleasure, FOOD and MED'CINE, SHIELD and SWORD: Let the world account me poor, Having this I need no more. 2 FOOD to which the world's a stranger, Here my hungry soul enjoys ; Of excess there is no danger, Though it fills, it never cloys : On a dying Christ I feed, He is meat and drink indeed...
Page 150 - ... and cursing and swearing in a manner so horrid, as to convey to any serious mind an idea of hell rather than any other place.
Page 149 - I asked an inhabitant whether those children belonged to that part of the town, and lamented their misery and idleness.
Page 139 - Knowst thou th' importance of a soul immortal ? Behold this midnight glory : worlds on worlds ! Amazing pomp! redouble this amaze ; Ten thousand add ; add twice ten thousand more; Then weigh the whole; one soul out-weighs them all, And calls th' astonishing magnificence Of unintelligent creation poor.
Page 126 - Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, Shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength, and His wonderful works that He hath done.
Page 135 - With a smile of ineffable delight, such as gives fresh beauty to an angel's countenance, the mystic form replies—' Dost thou remember little ELIZABETH, who was in yonder world a Sunday Scholar in thy class ? Dost thou recollect the child who wept as thou talkedst to her of sin, and directed her to the cross of the dying Redeemer ? God smiled with approbation upon thy effort, and by his own Spirit sealed the impression upon her heart in characters never to be effaced.
Page 151 - I could wish you were here to make enquiry into the effect. A woman who lives in a lane where I had fixed a school told me some time ago, that the place was quite a heaven upon Sundays, compared to what it used to be. The numbers who have learned to read and say their Catechism are so great that I am astonished at it.

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