The sister of charity, or, From Bermondsey to Belgravia, Volume 1;Volume 237

Richard Bentley, 1857

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Pagina 123 - tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them ? To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to 'tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished. To die to sleep...
Pagina 178 - Praise ye him, sun, and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.
Pagina 177 - Praise him, all ye heavens : and ye waters that are above the heavens. Let them praise the Name of the Lord : for he spake the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.
Pagina 94 - In every landscape, the point of astonishment is the meeting of the sky and the earth, and that is seen from the first hillock as well as from the top of the Alleghanies. The stars at night stoop down over the brownest, homeliest common, with all the spiritual magnificence which they shed on the Campagna, or on the marble deserts of Egypt.
Pagina 198 - Gleam forthwith their dower-thoughts — emerald and golden Where many a light-leaving angel hath trod. Then lovingly mingle these flower*, my brother—- The gold of the lily and green of our land— For, oh ! while they aid us in hating each other, Far better our isle were a desert of sand. II. Oh ! say not ye deem that the God of Creation Had love in his heart, when he lighted this world With beauties like these, if the soul of a nation Must groan at each glimpse of their glory unfurled ; Nor...
Pagina 95 - ... umbrella, or a genteel brown cane. The general frame and air were feeble and slender. The wildest boy respected Black. No lad could be irreverent towards a man so pale, so gentle, so elegant, and so illustrious. So he glided, like a spirit, through our rather mischievous sportiveness, unharmed. He died seated, with a bowl of milk on his knee, of which his ceasing to live did not spill a drop ; a departure which it seemed, after the event happened, might have been foretold of this attenuated philosophical...
Pagina 151 - He who walks humbly with Nature will seldom be in danger of losing sight of Art. He will commonly find in all that is truly great of man's works, something of...
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Pagina 80 - Pray learn to understand how all work has in it a spiritual element ; how the meanest thing on earth has a divine side ; how all temporary forms include essences that are to be eternal. Whatever be the meanness of a man's occupation, he may discharge and prosecute it on principles common to him with Michael, or Gabriel, or any of the highest spirits of heaven.
Pagina 13 - I can conceive a time when the world shall be Much better visibly, and when, as far As social life and its relations tend, Men, morals, manners shall be lifted up To a pure height we know not of nor dream ; — When all men's rights and duties shall be clear, And charitably exercised and borne ; When education, conscience, and good deeds Shall have just equal sway, and civil claims ; — Great crimes shall be cast out, as were of old Devils possessing madmen : — Truth shall reign, Nature shall...

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