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Pagina 191 - Wilt thou have this Man to thy wedded husband, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour, and keep him in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?
Pagina 64 - The custom is still preserved in the North, and was lately at York. On the eve of Christmas-day they carry mistletoe to the high altar of the Cathedral, and proclaim a public and universal liberty, pardon, and freedom to all sorts of inferior and even wicked people, at the gates of the city, towards the four quarters of heaven.
Pagina 7 - No boysterous winds or stormes come hither, To starve or wither Thy soft sweet earth! but like a spring, Love keep it ever flourishing.
Pagina 100 - Wisdom walks before it, Opportunity with it, and Repentance behind it ; he that has made it his friend, will have little to fear from his Enemies, but he that has made it his enemy, will have little to hope from his Friends.
Pagina 100 - Time is the most subtle yet the most insatiable of depredators, and by appearing to take nothing, is permitted to take all ; nor can it be satisfied until it has stolen the world from us and us from the world. It constantly flies yet overcomes all things by flight, and although it is the present ally, it will be the future conqueror of Death. Time, the cradle of Hope, but the grave of Ambition...
Pagina 53 - She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
Pagina 79 - ... fainter roar ; — At length they saw, they heard, no more. There are to whom that ship was dear, For love and kindred's sake ; When these the voice of rumour hear, Their inmost heart shall quake, Shall doubt, and fear, and wish, and grieve, Believe, and long to unbelieve, But never cease to ache ; Still doomed, in sad suspense, to bear The hope that keeps alive despair.
Pagina 36 - Eight mighty kings of Scotland and a queen. Four times five years the Commonwealth I saw ; Ten times the subjects rose against the law.
Pagina 12 - ... do not speak of an individual but of the species, — I use the singular number, as speaking of a singularity in humanity. An old maid is not merely an antiquarian, she is an antiquity ; not merely a record of the past, but the very past itself, she has escaped a great change, and sympathizes not in the ordinary mutations of mortality. She inhabits a little eternity of her own. She is Miss from the beginning of the chapter to the end. I do not like to hear her called Mistress, as is sometimes...