The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp].

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Robert Kemp Philp
1864
 

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Pagina 214 - It reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feeling, revives the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the spring-time of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human nature by vivid delineations of its...
Pagina 58 - He lodged as much by accident as he dined, and passed the night sometimes in mean houses which are set open at night to any casual wanderers, sometimes in cellars, among the riot and filth of the meanest and most profligate of the rabble...
Pagina 85 - And said, on her knees, her favorite prayer. And while on her pillow she softly lay, She knew nothing more till again it was day; And all things said to the beautiful sun, " Good morning, good morning ! Our work is begun.
Pagina 40 - From harmony, from heavenly harmony, This universal frame began: From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man.
Pagina 405 - Alas ! alas ! Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once; And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy: How would you be, If he, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are? O, think on that; And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made.
Pagina 323 - But the Father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe and put it on him ; and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet; and bring hither the fatted calf and kill it ; and let us eat and be merry ; for this my son was dead and is alive again ; he was lost and is found.
Pagina 154 - HAIL to thy returning festival, old Bishop Valentine ! Great is thy name in the rubric, thou venerable arch-flamen of Hymen ! Immortal gobetween ! who and what manner of person art thou ? Art thou but a name, typifying the restless principle which impels poor humans to seek perfection in union? or wert thou indeed a mortal prelate, with thy tippet and thy rochet, thy apron on, and decent lawn sleeves? Mysterious personage ! like unto thee, assuredly, there is no other mitred father in the calendar...
Pagina 164 - True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise ; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self ; and, in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions...
Pagina 214 - Believe me, the talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well ; and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame.
Pagina 214 - Men are so inclined to content themselves with what is commonest ; the spirit and the senses so easily grow dead to the impressions of the beautiful and perfect, that every one should study, by all methods, to nourish in his mind the faculty of feeling these things.

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