Tales, Sketches and Lyrics

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A.H. Armour, 1858 - 269 pages

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Page 27 - And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
Page 12 - Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate! And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Beth-lehem...
Page 26 - Fear not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.
Page 50 - ... that all men might see his hand burned before his body was touched. His body did so abide the burning of the flame with such constancy and...
Page 50 - And when the wood was kindled, and the fire began to burn near him, stretching out his arm, he put his right hand into the flame, which he held so steadfast and immovable (saving that 330 once with the same hand he wiped his face), that all men might see his hand burned before his body was touched.
Page 230 - ... all the money due for the same, a virago servant-maid of the house observing them to be but slender-built animals, and in their mathematical postures on their shop-board appearing but so many pieces of men, resolved to encounter and pillage them on the road ; the better to compass her design, she procured a very terrible great...
Page 50 - Always since I lived hitherto, I have been a hater of falsehood, and a lover of simplicity, and never before this time have I dissembled :" and in saying this, all the tears that remained in his body appeared in his eyes. And when he began to speak more of the sacrament and of the papacy, some of them began to cry out, yelp, and bawl, and specially Cole cried out upon him, 'Stop the heretic's mouth, and take him away.
Page 230 - The better to compass her design, she procured a very terrible great black-pudding, which (having waylaid them) she presented at the breast of the foremost : they, mistaking this prop of life for an instrument of death, at least a...
Page 50 - ... so long as his voice would suffer him ; and using often the words of Stephen, ' Lord Jesus, receive my spirit,' in the greatness of the flame he gave up the ghost.
Page 56 - The Emigrant's Funeral." Strange earth we sprinkle on the exile's clay, Mingled with flowers his childhood never knew; Far sleeps he from that mountain-top so blue, Shadowing the scene of his young boyhood's play. But o'er his lonely trans-atlantic bed The ancient words of hopeful love are spoken, The solitude of these old pines is broken With the same prayers, once o'er his fathers said. Oh precious Liturgy! that thus canst bring Such sweet associations to the soul, That though between us and our...

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