Birds, Part 294

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Religious Tract Society, 1842 - 159 pages

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Page 2 - Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Page 29 - The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Page 18 - Leave to the nightingale her shady wood ; A privacy of glorious light is thine; Whence thou dost pour upon the world a flood Of harmony, with instinct more divine; Type of the wise who soar, but never roam; True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home...
Page 30 - NATURE with open volume stands, To spread her Maker's praise abroad ; And every labour of his hands Shows something worthy of a God.
Page 16 - ... mallet, the tree nodded to its fall; but still the dam sat on. At last, when it gave way, the bird was flung from her nest ; and, though...
Page 19 - A bird's nest. Mark it well ! within, without ; No tool had he that wrought no knife to cut, No nail to fix no bodkin to insert No glue to join ; his little beak was all. And yet how neatly finished ! What nice hand. With every implement and means of art, And twenty years...
Page 24 - But the Nightingale, another of my airy creatures, breathes such sweet loud music out of her little instrumental throat, that it might make mankind to think miracles are not ceased. He that at midnight, when the very labourer sleeps securely, should hear, as I have very often, the clear airs, the sweet descants, the natural rising and falling, the doubling and redoubling of her voice, might well be lifted above earth, and say, Lord, what music hast thou provided for the Saints in Heaven, when thou...
Page 14 - It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers ; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: that bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Page 26 - Superior heard, run through the sweetest length Of notes, when listening Philomela deigns To let them joy, and purposes, in thought Elate, to make her night excel their day. The blackbird...
Page 11 - Within a thick and spreading hawthorn bush That overhung a mole-hill large and round, I heard, from morn to morn, a merry Thrush Sing hymns to sunrise...

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