Bible Pearls, by Madeline Leslie

Bible Pearls, by Madeline Leslie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... right angles with the first. 'For a call upon some friends, ' he answered, smiling. 'Nora/ he added after a pause, 'what object do you suppose your Creator had in putting you into the world?' 'Now, uncle, you're going to spoil one of the pleasantest rides I ever had by your moralizing. When I've been so good and obedient, and so forth, you ought to let me off without a lecture this time.' He pulled up the reins to allow the horses to drink from a beautifully clear rivulet, and glancing with great seriousness in her face, he said--'Nora, you and I are both mortal. We may die at any moment. If it were not for this, I would allow you to go on a few years longer, till your weariness of your present mode of life was so great, you would gladly listen even to my lectures, as you call them. My dear niece, you were made to be happy yourself, and to make others so. But you cannot be happy unless you obey God's rules. He says, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." "Work with your own hands as we commanded you." When Christ compares himself to a vine, and his people to the branches, He says, "Every branch in me that beareth not fruit He taketh away."' 'But, uncle/ cried Nora, much affected by his serious tone, 'that's the very thing I complain of, that I have nothing to do. We have servants for everything, and mamma would be greatly displeased to see me taking their work out of their hands.' 'Yesterday, ' he went on, 'I heard a feeble lady ask her daughter to bring her a book from the library, but she said--'" I'm so tired, ma, can't Sally bring it?" and she reached her hand to the bell-cord, giving it a quick jerk. 'A few days ago, I heard a gentleman say to his daughter, "Eun to more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928288
  • 9781236928283