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Page 20 - In forest, brake, or den, As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude ; Men, who their duties know, But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain, Prevent the long-aimed blow, And crush the tyrant while they rend the chain : These constitute a State, And sovereign Law, that State's collected will O'er thrones and globes elate, Sits Empress, crowning good, repressing ill.
Page 112 - Have you marked but the fall of the snow, Before the soil hath smutched it ? Have you felt the wool of the beaver, Or swan's down ever ? Or have smelt o' the bud o' the brier ? Or the nard in the fire ? Or have tasted the bag of the bee ? O so white ! O so soft ! O so sweet is she ! n.
Page 349 - Lo ! He comes, with clouds descending, Once for favoured sinners slain ; Thousand thousand saints attending, Swell the triumph of His train : Halleluiah ! God appears on earth to reign. 2 Every eye shall now behold Him Robed in dreadful majesty ; Those who set at nought and sold Him, Pierced and nailed Him to the tree, Deeply wailing, Shall the true Messiah see.
Page 164 - He looks and laughs at a' that. A prince can mak' a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that ; But an honest man's aboon his might — Guid faith, he mauna fa' that ! For a
Page 140 - ... moderate terms, — she darkens the porch no longer. But soon, for you " cannot do without her wares, you call her back; — again she comes, but with diminished treasures; the leaves of the book are in part torn away by lawless hands, — in part defaced with characters of blood. But the prophetic maid has risen in her demands — it is...
Page 143 - The Atlantic was roused. Mrs. Partington's spirit was up ; but I need not tell you that the contest was unequal. The Atlantic Ocean beat Mrs. Partington. She was excellent at a slop, or a puddle, but she should not have meddled with a tempest. Gentlemen, be at your ease — be quiet and steady. You will beat Mrs. Partington.
Page 54 - LEAVE God to order all thy ways, And hope in Him whate'er betide, Thou'lt find Him in the evil days Thy all-sufficient strength and guide ; Who trusts in God's unchanging love, Builds on the rock that nought can move.
Page vii - This is the gospel of labor ! ring it, ye bells of the kirk : The Lord of Love came down from above, to live with the men who work. This is the rose that He planted, here in the thorn-cursed soil — Heaven is blest with perfect rest, but the blessing of Earth is toil.
Page 237 - For Freedom's battle once begun. Bequeathed by bleeding Sire to Son, Though baffled oft. is ever won.