Short sketches of fathers of the English Church, for young readers

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Bemrose & Sons, 1881 - 229 pages
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Page 154 - Moreover, when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance ; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head and wash thy face ; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret : and thy Father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Page 37 - As to the port the galley flew, Higher and higher rose to view, The Castle, with its battled walls, The ancient Monastery's halls, A solemn, huge, and dark-red pile, Placed on the margin of the isle. In Saxon strength that Abbey frowned, With massive arches broad and round, That rose alternate, row and row, On ponderous columns, short and low...
Page 39 - WHERE is thy favoured haunt, eternal Voice, The region of Thy choice, Where, undisturbed by sin and earth, the soul Owns Thine entire control ? — 'Tis on the mountain's summit dark and high, When storms are hurrying by : 'Tis 'mid the strong foundations of the earth, Where torrents have their birth.
Page 101 - The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world Comfort thyself: what comfort is in me?
Page 83 - These are they whose hearts were riven Sore with woe and anguish tried, Who in prayer full oft have striven With the GOD they glorified ; Now, their painful conflict o'er, GOD has bid them weep no more.
Page 106 - To the weak he became as weak, that he might gain the weak : and was made all things to all men, that he might by all means save some.
Page 121 - Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned : forgive, and ye shall be forgiven : give, and it shall be given unto you ; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.
Page 40 - mid the strong foundations of the earth, Where torrents have their birth. No sounds of worldly toil ascending there, Mar the full burst of prayer; Lone Nature feels that she may freely breathe, And round us and beneath Are heard her sacred tones: the fitful sweep Of winds across the steep Through withered bents — romantic note and clear, Meet for a hermit's ear...
Page 44 - Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona : because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And I say to thee : That thou art Peter ; and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven : and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.
Page 126 - For the LORD hath chosen Sion to be an habitation for himself: he hath longed for her. 15 This shall be my rest for ever : here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.

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