The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life


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Side 113 - Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast.
Side 142 - Thank God, neither I nor my family can be said to break the seventh commandment. Worthy. Here again, remember how Christ himself hath said, " Whoso looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Side 454 - I beheld, and lo ! a great multitude, which no man can number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues...
Side 403 - Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man ; and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee.
Side 41 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Side 107 - Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils : for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Side 187 - ... our light affliction which is but for a moment, worketh out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory...
Side 343 - They should be therefore trained with a view to these several conditions, and be furnished with a stock of ideas and principles, and qualifications and habits, ready to be applied and appropriated, as occasion may demand, to each of these respective situations. For though the arts which merely embellish life must claim admiration, yet when a man of sense comes to marry it is a companion he wants, and not an artist.
Side 279 - I have found, by a strict and diligent observation, that a due observation of the duty of this day, hath ever had joined to it a blessing upon the rest of my time ; and the week that hath been so begun, hath been blessed and prosperous to me...
Side 136 - But it was in vain to speak ; for his daughters constantly stopped his mouth by a favourite saying of theirs, which equally indicated affectation and vulgarity — that it was better to be out of the world than out of the fashion. Soon after dinner, the women went out to their several employments, and Mr. Worthy, being left alone with his guest, the following discourse took place.

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