A Fortnight in Heaven: An Unconventional Romance

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Henry Holt, 1886 - 177 páginas
 

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Página 44 - This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you : he will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen ; and some shall run before his chariots. And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties, and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots. And he will take your daughters to be confectioneries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
Página 43 - And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen ; and some shall run before his chariots.
Página 44 - And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto the LORD thy God, that we die not : for we have added unto all our sins this evil, to ask us a king.
Página 83 - Progress, therefore, is not an accident, but a necessity. Instead of civilization being artificial, it is a part of nature ; all of a piece with the development of the embryo or the unfolding of a flower.
Página 48 - We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine going at such a rate.
Página 82 - But it is an essential principle of life that a faculty to which circumstances do not allow full exercise diminishes ; and that a faculty on which circumstances make excessive demands increases. And' so long as this excess and this deficiency continue, there -must continue decrease on the one hand, and growth on the other. Finally all excess and all deficiency must disappear ; that is, all unfitness must disappear ; that is, all imperfection must disappear.
Página 44 - And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers. And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
Página 83 - ... as surely as there is any efficacy in educational culture, or any meaning in such terms as habit, custom, practice ; so surely must the human faculties bo moulded into complete fitness for the social state ; so surely must the things we call evil and immorality disappear ; so surely must man become perfect.
Página 109 - Yet I doubt not thro' the ages one increasing purpose runs, And the thoughts of men are widen'd with the process of the suns.
Página 120 - Certainly the Catholic Church, from east to west, from north to south, is, according to our conceptions, hung with miracles. The store of relics is inexhaustible; they are multiplied through all lands, and each particle of each has in it at least a dormant, perhaps an energetic virtue, of supernatural operation.

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