Detraction Displayed

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1828 - 251 էջ

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Էջ 100 - From mighty wrongs to petty perfidy Have I not seen what human things could do? From the loud roar of foaming calumny To the small whisper of the as paltry few, And subtler venom of the reptile crew, The Janus glance of whose significant eye, Learning to lie with silence, would seem true, And without utterance, save the shrug or sigh, Deal round to happy fools its speechless obloquy.
Էջ 196 - A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Էջ 215 - Lord, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle? " Who shall dwell in Thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, And speaketh the truth in his heart.
Էջ 202 - If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Էջ 205 - Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Էջ 127 - Gloster, you mean," said Constance. Young Mrs Draper was watching the door, listening for Hilda's return. "Ssh," she said, at the sound of footsteps on the stairs and, to look at us, the men on one side of the room and the women on the other, silent, standing at attention, facing each other, we looked like soldiers. "Oh,
Էջ 89 - Since Trifles make the Sum of human things And half our misery from our foibles springs Since [life's best joys] consist in peace and ease And [few can] save or serve but all may please: Oh! let the [ungentle] spirit learn from hence, A small unkindness is a great offence.
Էջ 122 - Oh ! never did thine eye Through the green haunts of happy infancy Wander again, Joanne ! Too much of fame Had shed its radiance on thy peasant name ; And bought alone by gifts beyond all price— The trusting heart's repose, the paradise Of home, with all its loves — doth fate allow The crown of glory unto woman's brow.
Էջ 55 - ... wasted, and time spent in selfimprovement : he will feel himself in the one case listless and dissatisfied, in the other comfortable and happy : in the one case, if he do not appear to himself humbled, at least he will not have earned any claim to his own respect ; in the other case, he will enjoy a proud consciousness of having, by his own exertions, become a wiser and therefore a more exalted creature.

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