The Speeches and Public Letters of the Hon. Joseph Howe, Volume 2

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J.P. Jewett, 1858
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Page 502 - But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty : from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.
Page 501 - There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds : but the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children ; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom and was unto him as a daughter.
Page 503 - But will God indeed dwell on the earth ? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee ; how much less this house that I have builded...
Page 61 - I believe that many in this room will live to hear the whistle of the steam engine in the passes of the Rocky Mountains, and to make the journey from Halifax to the Pacific in five or six days.
Page 501 - All the ends of speaking are reducible to four ; every speech being intended to enlighten the understanding, to please the imagination, to move the passions, or to influence the will.
Page 490 - Guelphs and the Ghibellines, the emperor Conrad, as an offended sovereign, had refused all terms of capitulation to the garrison of Winnisberg ; but as a courteous knight, he permitted the women to depart with such of their precious effects as they themselves could transport. The gates of the town were thrown open, and a long procession of matrons, each bearing a husband or a father, or brother, on her shoulders, passed in safety through the applauding camp.
Page 503 - They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight. 16 I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I entreated him with my mouth.
Page 209 - O yes ! our hearts their presence feel, Viewless, not voiceless; from the deepest shells On memory's shore harmonious echoes steal, And names which in the days gone by were spells Are blent with that soft music.
Page 503 - Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard : I cry aloud, but there is no judgment. He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.
Page 500 - I feel my inability to cope with critics by whom the high road has been beaten, and am more at my ease in the byways. It may be that I would rather have you all good men and true, able " to give a reason for the faith that is in you...

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