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|Come, then, affliction, if my Father bids, And be my frowning friend : a friend that |
frowns Is better than a smiling enemy. ... a twig ever and anon as he goes, that
those who come alter may see the traces of his having been there, and may know
that they are not out of the road. ... His hand as He passed ; and to remember that
the path He trod He has hallowed, and that there are lingering fragrances and
hidden strengths ... No man is more unhappy than the man who is never in
|Nor is this without reason ; for it is scarcely possible to conceive any affliction |
which, not absolutely prostrating or ... It can be urged that we could not miss that
which we have never known; and that therefore he who has never seen a star
may ... part of a life should have been passed in the full possession of one of
God's greatest gifts than never to have known it. ... sorrow's crown of sorrow is the
remembrance of happier things,' in a few years, more or less, the unhappy
sufferer will in a ...
|HONOURED SlBS, When these lines reach your hands, your late unhappy niece |
will have known the end of all her ... humbly hopes, will be rejoicing in the
mercies of a gracious God, who has declared, that he will forgive the truly
penitent of heart. ... nas made you both but as one person) to give you comfort,
and not distress ; for, however sharp my afflictions have been, ... Could I have
been more than so at the end of what is called a happy life of twenty, or thirty, or
forty years to come ?
|My dear father, don't reproach yourself with not beginning sooner, for Christ has |
said, he that works but one hour in my ... and we don't know, the next minute, but
what it may be the last ; for young as well as old, the one as the other. ... should
never wish to make her uncomfortable ; as it is my most sincere wish she should
have a good and happy home when she ... any other affliction should befall you,
you will be patient ; as God has said he will not aillict more than you are ablo to
|look back upon many bye-past days, wherein I might have served God with |
cheerfulness in my calling, " walking in the light of ... I shall suffer hereby in a
more grievous kind than if only the feared evil had actually befallen me. ... And if
we do not make an affliction of no affliction, we make of a lighter one a more
grievous. ... Men, commonly, know no limit or measure in their thus afflicting
themselves : never think it enough. ... God would never use us so unmercifully as
we do ourselves.
|actually fell, and before he had known her a Month, he had married her. ... For the |
first twelvemonth, no one could be happier than Lesley, and no one more
amiable to appearance than Louisa, and so plausibly did ... After the birth of
Louisa however, which one would have thought would have strengthened her
regard for Lesley, the mask she had so long ... Our absence was however never
either mentioned or lamented by Louisa who in the society of young Danvers with
whom she ...
|That what is bred in the bone, will not go out of the flesh,'' was never more verified |
than in the story of my life. Any one would think, that after thirty-five years'
affliction, and a variety of unhappy circumstances, which few men, if any, ever
went through before ... and to know which was most adapted to make a man
completely happy ; I say, after all this, any one would have thought that the native
propensity to ...
|but when he found that they did not mind it, he soon became perfectly reconciled |
to the match. ... For the first twelvemonth, no one could be happier than Lesley,
and no one more amiable to appearance than Louisa, and so plausibly ... After
the birth of Louisa however, which one would have thought would have
strengthened her regard for Lesley, the mask she ... Our absence was however
never either mentioned or lamented by Louisa who in the society of young
Danvers with whom ...