Heroines that Every Child Should Know: Tales for Young People of the World's Heroines of All Ages

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Hamilton Wright Mabie, Kate Stephens
Doubleday, Page, 1908 - 281 pages
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Page 262 - I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Page 277 - WHENE'ER a noble deed is wrought, Whene'er is spoken a noble thought, Our hearts, in glad surprise, To higher levels rise. The tidal wave of deeper souls Into our inmost being rolls, And lifts us unawares Out of all meaner cares.
Page 279 - A Lady with a Lamp shall stand In the great history of the land, A noble type of good, Heroic womanhood. Nor even shall be wanting here The palm, the lily, and the spear, * The symbols that of yore Saint Filomena bore.
Page 255 - They climbed the steep ascent of heaven Through peril, toil, and pain : O God, to us may grace be given To follow in their train.
Page 143 - I pray you all, good Christian people, to bear me witness that I die a true Christian woman, and that I do look to be saved by no other mean but only by the mercy of God, in the blood of his only Son Jesus Christ...
Page 56 - LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
Page 135 - I wist all their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato. Alas ! good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant.
Page 276 - Another extraordinary fallacy is the dread of night air. What air can we breathe at night but night air ? The choice is between pure night air from without and foul night air from within. Most people prefer the latter. An unaccountable choice. What will they say if it is proved to be true that fully one-half of all the disease we suffer from is occasioned by people sleeping with their windows shut ? An open window most nights in the year can never hurt any one.
Page 136 - ... perfectly, as God made the world; or else I am so sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened, yea presently sometimes with pinches, nips...
Page 127 - And the traitor looked on the King's spent strength And said : " Have I kept my word ? — Yea, King, the mortal pledge that I gave ? No black friar's shrift thy soul shall have, But the shrift of this red sword...

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