The Diamond: A Present for Young People

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Էջ 132 - This is the month, and this the happy morn Wherein the Son of Heaven's Eternal King Of wedded maid and virgin mother born, Our great redemption from above did bring...
Էջ 132 - To sit the midst of Trinal Unity, He laid aside, and, here with us to be, Forsook the courts of everlasting day, And chose with us a darksome house of mortal clay.
Էջ 105 - Mantua me genuit : Calabri rapuere : tenet nunc Parthenope : cecini pascua, rura, duces.
Էջ 21 - Yielding to immoral pleasure corrupts the mind, living to animal and trifling ones debases it ; both in their degree disqualify it for its genuine good, and consign it over to wretchedness. Whoever would be really happy, must make the diligent and regular exercise of his superior powers his chief attention, adoring the perfections of his Maker, expressing good-will to his fellow-creatures, cultivating inward rectitude.
Էջ 20 - Superstition; the child of Discontent, and her followers are Fear and Sorrow. Thus different as we are, she has often the insolence to assume my name and character, and seduces unhappy mortals to think us the same; till she at length, drives them to the borders of despair, that dreadful abyss into which you were just going to sink.
Էջ 24 - These are the gloomy doctrines " of SUPERSTITION, by which she endeavours to break " those chains of benevolence and social affection, " that link the welfare of every particular with that " of the whole. Remember that the greatest honour " you can pay to the Author of your being is by such " a cheerful behaviour, as discovers a mind satisfied
Էջ 18 - ... in her head, and her complexion pale and livid as the countenance of death. Her looks were filled with terror and unrelenting severity, and her hands armed with whips and scorpions.
Էջ 98 - He then obliged them to restrain their tears. E 9 In the mean time he kept walking to and fro, and when he found his legs grow weary, he lay down upon his back, as he had been directed. The poison then operated more and more. When Socrates found it began to gain upon the heart, uncovering his face, which had been covered, without doubt to prevent any thing from disturbing him in his last moments, —
Էջ 19 - I espied on one hand of me a deep muddy river, whose heavy waves rolled on in slow, sullen murmurs. Here I determined to plunge ; and was just upon the brink, when I found myself suddenly drawn back. I turned about, and was surprised by the sight of the loveliest object I had ever beheld.
Էջ 24 - Return then with me from continual misery to moderate enjoyment and grateful alacrity. Return from the contracted views of solitude to the proper duties of a relative and dependent being. Religion is not confined to cells and closets, nor restrained to sullen retirement. These are the gloomy doctrines of superstition, by which she...

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