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Page 96 - And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Page 364 - And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind : and it was BO.
Page 317 - Although men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold, which the owner knows not of.
Page 407 - The older I grow — and I now stand upon the brink of eternity — the more comes back to me the sentence in the Catechism which I learned when a child, and the fuller and deeper its meaning becomes, 'What is the chief end of man f — To glorify God, and enjoy Him for ever.
Page 337 - Our most striking piece of success, when the thing selected was divulged to none of the family, was five cards running, named correctly on a first trial ; the odds against this happening once in our series were considerably over a million to 1.
Page 189 - Thus, from afar, each dim-discover'd scene More pleasing seems than all the past hath been, And every form that fancy can repair From dark oblivion, glows divinely there. What potent spirit guides the raptured eye To pierce the shades of dim futurity?
Page 381 - Solenopsis fugax, which makes its chambers and galleries in the walls of the nests of larger species, is the bitter enemy of its hosts. The latter cannot get at them, because they are too large to enter the galleries. The little Solenopsis, therefore, are quite safe, and, as it appears, make incursions into the nurseries of the larger ant, and carry off the larvae as food.
Page 276 - Perhaps this is the way I have been able to climb up higher. It came to me one morning when I was making bread. I said to myself, 'Here I am, compelled by an inevitable necessity to make our bread this summer. Why not consider it a pleasant occupation, and make it so by trying to see what perfect bread I can make?
Page 242 - I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding...
Page 95 - And when the sun was up, they were scorched: and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns: and the thorns sprung up and choked them. But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

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