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Fleming H. Revell Company, 1913 - 330 páginas
 

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Página 271 - Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning ; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their Lord ; . . that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
Página 238 - Arise, this is he" and Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brethren, and the spirit of the Lord came upon him from that day forward, (i Sam.
Página 268 - Did ever so many hearts, in so brief a time, touch two such boundless feelings ? It was the uttermost of joy : it was the uttermost of sorrow — noon and midnight, without a space between.
Página 281 - They will, as they follow his hearse, swear a new hatred to that slavery against which he warred, and which, in vanquishing him, has made him a martyr and a conqueror.
Página 271 - And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh they may open unto him immediately.
Página 281 - Even he who now sleeps has, by this event, been clothed with new influence. Dead, he speaks to men who now willingly hear what before they refused to listen to. Now his simple and weighty words will be gathered like those of Washington, and your children, and your children's children, shall be taught to ponder the simplicity aud deep wisdom of utterances which, in their time, passed, in party heat, as idle words.
Página 282 - And now the martyr is moving in triumphal march, mightier than when alive. The nation rises up at every stage of his coming. Cities and States are his pall-bearers, and the cannon beats the hours with solemn progression.
Página 283 - Disenthralled of flesh, and risen in the unobstructed sphere where passion never comes, he begins his illimitable work. His life now is grafted upon the infinite, and will be fruitful as no earthly life can be. Pass on, thou that hast overcome ! Your sorrows, O people, are his peace!
Página 281 - ... nor all the jars and disturbances of this country shake out of its place ; I swear you to an emulation of his justice, his moderation and his mercy. You I can comfort ; but how can I speak to that twilight million to whom his name was as the name of an angel of God ? There will be wailing...
Página 263 - Moses is not diminished, but stands up against the background of early days distinct and individual as if he had lived but yesterday. There is scarcely another event in history more touching than his death. He had borne the great burdens of state for forty years, shaped the Jews to a nation, filled out their civil and religious polity, administered their laws, guided their steps, or...

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