Fredrika Bremer's works [tr. by M. Howitt].


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Pagina 366 - And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
Pagina 460 - Father of light and life, Thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself ! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure, Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss...
Pagina 366 - How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.
Pagina 82 - Endeavour always, my children, to please one another ; but at the same time keep God in your thoughts. Lavish not all your love on to-day, for remember that marriage has its to-morrow likewise, and its day after to-morrow too. " Spare, as one may say, fuel for the winter.
Pagina 126 - An aged countenance and a bowed form, and you see an old woman ; but show her something beautiful, speak to her of something amiable, and her mien, her smile, beams from the eternal youth which dwells immortal in her sensitive spirit, and then will you involuntarily exclaim, "What beautiful age!
Pagina 127 - She alone has educated her children, and still she thinks and acts both for children and children's children, and still bears home and family cares on her own shoulders, although she now supports herself on Serena. Since the death of her youngest daughter, she is become somewhat melancholy. This is not observable in her words, but in her frequent sighs. Like her husband, she is universally revered and beloved ; and all agree in this, that a more perfect union than exists between this couple cannot...
Pagina 5 - I am now, dear Maria, in my own house and home, at my own writing-table, and sitting by my own Bear. And who is Bear ? you probably ask : who should it be but my own husband, whom I call Bear because the name suits him so well.
Pagina 126 - He has created his own fortune, has sacrificed much for the public good ; and, notwithstanding much adversity and loss, never let his spirit sink. In mind and conversation he is still cheerful, and full of jest and sprightliness; but for 'several years his sight has failed him greatly ; and the gout, which makes its appearance at times, troubles his temper. Ah, the prose of life ! But an angel moves around the couch to which suffering may confine him ; his feet are moved and enwrapped by soft white...

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