The Prisoners' Friend: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Criminal Reform, Philosophy, Literature, Science and Art

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C. Spear, 1849
 

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175 ページ - And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of GOD and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
17 ページ - Ah ! sure, my looks must pity wake ; 'tis want that makes my cheek so pale. Yet I was once a mother's pride, and my brave father's hope and joy ; but in the Nile's proud fight he died — and I am now an Orphan Boy ! Poor, foolish child ! how pleased was I, when news of Nelson's victory came, along the crowded streets to fly, and see the lighted windows flame ! To force me home my mother sought ; she could not bear to see my joy, for with my father's life 'twas bought — and made me a poor Orphan...
200 ページ - I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
168 ページ - ... after some painful considerations on the subject, I climbed up the tree, took all the young birds, and killed them ; supposing that better, than to leave them to pine away and die miserably : and believed, in, this case, that scripture proverb was fulfilled, " The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
81 ページ - ... a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state, for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground, for strife and contention; or a shop, for profit or sale; and not a rich storehouse, for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.
13 ページ - And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I : for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.
383 ページ - They ought rather to reflect, that he who falls by a mistaken sentence, may be considered as falling for his country ; whilst he suffers under the operation of those rules, by the general effect and tendency of which the welfare of the community is maintained and upholden. CHAPTER X. OF RELIGIOUS ESTABLISHMENTS, AND OF TOLERATION. ' A RELIGIOUS establishment is no part of Christianity ; it is only the means of inculcating it.
477 ページ - And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
106 ページ - The next step was to procure a set of metal types, with the different letters of the alphabet cast upon their ends; also a board, in which were square holes, into which holes she could set the types; so that the letters on their ends could alone be felt above the surface. 'Then, on any article being handed to her, for instance, a pencil, or a watch, she would select the component letters, and arrange them on her board, and read them with apparent pleasure. 'She was exercised for several weeks in...
106 ページ - ... seems scarcely to breathe ; and her countenance, at first anxious, gradually changes to a smile as she comprehends the lesson. She then holds up her tiny fingers, and spells the word in the manual alphabet; next she takes her types and arranges her letters; and last, to make sure that she is right, she takes the whole of the types composing the word, and places them upon or in contact with the pencil, or whatever the object may be.

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