Female Biography: Containing Notices of Distinguished Women, in Different Nations and Ages

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J. Carpenter, 1834 - 501 pages

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Page 52 - And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Page 58 - Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
Page 387 - Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him (xxii.
Page 21 - The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er...
Page 22 - Mamre in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife : there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
Page 379 - YE say, they all have passed away, That noble race and brave; That their light canoes have vanished From off the crested wave; That, 'mid the forests where they roamed, There rings no hunter's shout; But their name is on your waters, — Ye may not wash it out.
Page 21 - For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind...
Page 301 - THE playful smiles around the dimpled mouth, That happy air of majesty and truth, So would I draw : but oh ! 'tis vain to try ; My narrow genius does the power deny. The equal lustre of the heavenly mind, Where every grace with every virtue's...
Page 436 - It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband : and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore. The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.
Page 95 - But if you have already determined of me, and that not only my death, but an infamous slander must bring you the enjoying of your desired happiness ; then I desire of God, that he will pardon your great sin therein, and likewise mine...

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