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Page 36 - BE NOBLE ! and the nobleness that lies In other men, sleeping, but never dead, Will rise in majesty to meet thine own...
Page 38 - She is of a wonderful sweetness, calmness and universal benevolence of mind, especially after this Great God has manifested Himself to her mind. She will sometimes go about from place to place, singing sweetly; and seems to be always full of joy and pleasure, and no one knows for what.
Page 23 - Resolved, That I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of' my duration; without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence. Resolved to do whatever I think to be my duty, and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved, so to do, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many soever, and how great soever.
Page 23 - Resolved, Never to lose one moment of time, but to improve it in the most profitable way I possibly can.
Page 25 - By a sparingness in diet, and eating as much as may be, what is light and easy of digestion, I shall doubtless be able to think more clearly, and shall gain time; i.
Page 24 - Resolved, Never to speak evil of any one so that it shall tend to his dishonor, more or less, upon no account, except for some real good.
Page 39 - In her directions and reproofs, in matters of importance, she would address herself to the reason of her children, that they might not only know her inclination and will, but at the same time be convinced of the reasonableness of it.
Page 40 - ... them. Her system of discipline was begun at a very early age, and it was her rule, to resist the first, as well as every subsequent exhibition of temper or disobedience in the child, however young...
Page 24 - I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony...