The Immortal History of South Africa: The Only Truthful, Political, Colonial, Local, Domestic, Agricultural, Theological, National, Legal, Financial and Intelligent History of Men, Women, Manners and Facts of the Cape Colony Natal, the Orange Free State, Transvaal, and Wouth Africa, Volumen2

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W. Reeves, 1885 - 625 páginas
 

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Página 301 - Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise, And his last faltering accents whispered praise. At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks adorned the venerable place; Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
Página 301 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in heaven.
Página 301 - Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all...
Página 463 - For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Página 21 - 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 th' enlivening spirit and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast.
Página 192 - PAUSE not to dream of the future before us; Pause not to weep the wild cares that come o'er us; Hark, how Creation's deep, musical chorus, Unintermitting, goes up into heaven ! Never the ocean wave falters in flowing ; Never the little seed stops in its growing; More and more richly the rose-heart keeps glowing, Till from its nourishing stem it is riven. " Labor is worship ! " — the robin is singing ; "Labor is worship!
Página 21 - Truth, goodness, honour, harmony, and love , The richest bounty of indulgent HEAVEN. Meantime a smiling offspring rises round, And mingles both their graces. By degrees, The human blossom blows; and every day, Soft as it rolls along, shows some new charm, The father's lustre, and the mother's bloom. Then infant reason grows apace , and calls For the kind hand of an assiduous care.
Página 300 - Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden flower grows wild ; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year ; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed...
Página 20 - But happy they, the happiest of their kind, Whom gentler stars unite, and in one fate Their hearts, their fortunes, and their beings blend f 'Tis not the coarser tie of human laws, Unnatural oft, and foreign to the mind, That binds their peace, but harmony itself, Attuning all their passions into love; Where friendship...
Página 24 - Touched by remembrance, trembles to that pole ; For in this land of Heaven's peculiar grace, The heritage of nature's...

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