Darton's Pictorial Pages

Darton's Pictorial Pages

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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. Excerpt: ...in the affirmative, then we possess this invaluable principle. Then all duties become pleasant, all troubles comparatively light, and all mercies have a delightful relish. This love is like oil to the wheels of obedience; it makes our souls like the chariot of Amminadib in tho ways of God, and our feet like hart's feet to run in God's commandments. This love is a temper which resembles God, imitates tho example of Christ, and is the very spirit of tho Gospel. This sweet principle lessens all our sorrows, and inereases our enjoyments; it spreads a brightness over all the scenes of life, and dispels the fear and gloom of death. In short, it is an antepast of heaven, for tho joys of angels and glorified saints arc tho same in nature, and only greater in degroe. Divine love is a saered flower which in its early bud is happiness, and in its full bloom is heaven. To plant this noble principle in the breast, to cultivate its growth, and bring it to maturity, is the great end of all religion, and tho genuine fruit of faith unfeigned.--Hcrvey. FROST FAIR ON THE THAMES Let Us go back to the year 1789, and pay a visit to Fathee Thames. Instead of seeing his mighty current rushing along in its usual course, bearing on its broad bosom a multitude of vessels from every elime, with their wide sails spreading before the wind and their flags fluttering gaily at tho mast head, a ditterent spectaele is presented. For sometime past a scvero frost has prevailed: the merchants, taking the hint, have sent their largest ships down to Gravesend, but even there they are followed by shoals of floating ito; the navigation is entirely stopped, tho wheels of the London-bridge waterworks have every morning to be thawed from tho iron grasp of ice by means of immense quantities of...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984773
  • 9781236984777