Nice Distinctions: A Tale

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Printed at the Hibernia Press Office ... for J. Cumming, 1820 - Electronic book - 330 pages
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Page 298 - The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar; Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to man.
Page 176 - When by a good man's grave I muse alone, Methinks an Angel sits upon the stone ; Like those of old, on that thrice-hallowed night, Who sate and watched in raiment heavenly bright ; And, with a voice inspiring joy not fear, Says, pointing upward,
Page 35 - ... eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive.
Page 192 - Bred up in shambles, where our younglings slain, Erst taught him mischief and to sport with pain. The father only silly sheep annoys, The son the sillier shepherdess destroys.
Page 222 - My father urged me sair: my mother didna speak; But she looked in my face till my heart was like to break...
Page 160 - But yet, remembering that the parting sigh Appoints the just to slumber, not to die, The starting tear I check'd, — I kiss'd the rod, — And not to earth resign'd her, but to God ! SILENT WORSHIP.
Page 188 - I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.
Page 132 - Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!
Page 279 - They that never had the use of the grape's surprising juice, to the first delicious cup all their reason render up ; neither do nor care to know whether it be best or no. So they that are to love...
Page 279 - THEY that never had the use Of the grape's surprising juice, To the first delicious cup All their reason render up ; Neither do, nor care to know, Whether it be best or no.

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