Passages from the Auto-biography of a "man of Kent": Together with a Few Rough Pen-and-ink Sketches, by the Same Hand, of Some of the People He Has Met, the Changes He Has Seen, and the Places He Has Visited ; 1818-1865

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Whittingham and Wilkins, 1866 - 407
 

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Strona 345 - But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Strona 389 - Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon; The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide. They, hand in hand, with wandering steps and slow, Through Eden took their solitary way.
Strona 115 - Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
Strona 179 - He who hath bent him o'er the dead Ere the first day of death is fled, The first dark day of nothingness, The last of danger and distress...
Strona 286 - He looks abroad into the varied field Of nature, and, though poor perhaps compared With those whose mansions glitter in his sight, Calls the delightful scenery all his own. His are the mountains, and the valleys his, And the resplendent rivers. His to enjoy With a propriety that none can feel, But who, with filial confidence inspired, Can lift to Heaven an unpresumptuous eye, And smiling say —
Strona 128 - The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the Ocean, The winds of Heaven mix for ever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In one another's being mingle.
Strona 90 - Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils : for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Strona 122 - God be thanked for books ! They are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages. Books are the true levellers. They give to all who will faithfully use them, the society, the spiritual presence of the best and greatest of our race.
Strona 345 - Then they that gladly received his word were baptized ; and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls ; and they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Strona 3 - My boast is not, that I deduce my birth From loins enthroned, and rulers of the Earth ; But higher far my proud pretensions rise — The son of parents passed into the skies.

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