The Semi-colon, Volumes 1-3

E. Morgan & Company, 1845 - 72 pagina's

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Pagina 34 - She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
Pagina 34 - ... ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
Pagina 32 - Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Pagina 8 - E'en so through Brentford town, a town of mud, A herd of bristly swine is prick'd along ; The filthy beasts, that never chew the cud, Still grunt, and squeak, and sing their troublous song, And oft they plunge themselves the mire among: But aye the ruthless driver goads them on...
Pagina 3 - Time hath a wallet at his back Wherein he puts alms for Oblivion.
Pagina 47 - ... which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, and which the heart of man...
Pagina 28 - I lost my way in the bog, and how the thief of an eagle promised to fly me out of it, and how instead of that he had fled me up to the moon. '"Dan," said the man in the moon, taking a pinch of snuff when I was done, "you must not stay here." '"Indeed, sir," says I, "'tis much against my will I'm here at all; but how am I to go back?"
Pagina 32 - As virtuous women have in our days become as plenty as they were rare in the days of Solomon, we can easily test the accuracy of his description, detecting his inaccuracies, and observing how they are intermingled with correct description, of which we subjoin the following instances : — " She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
Pagina 34 - distaff," mean, when used in the above connection. It is generally admitted that they mean something exclusively used by women ; but whether they were articles that have gone out of use and are forgotten, or are the names of something now in use, is matter of great controversy.
Pagina 35 - Solomon, are quite as plenty as is necessary and , convenient for the supply of the wants of the community ; and an inquiry like that at the head of this chapter would not now tend to increase any man's reputation for wisdom.

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