Illustrations of the Parables, by A.L.O.E

Illustrations of the Parables, by A.L.O.E

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...said the lady, drawing from her purse a small piece of gold, and holding it out to Ben, who looked eager, yet half ashamed to accept it. 'And you, ' she continued, turning to William, 'will give me your name and address; perhaps I may find some way of serving one who shews that the fear of God is his guide.' The lady was as good as her word. Her brother was a large manufacturer, and, before three days were over, William Gardner was in full work, and on comfortable wages. He entered his new master's service with a character for honesty and respectability which he never lost, and he in time rose to the place of foreman. Ben when old enough was also taken into the manufactory, and earned his bread by honest labour. Never did he forget the lesson learned from the broken chain. 'The blessing of the Lord it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.' But even were it not so--if piety and poverty always went together--if the furnace of trial were always the lot of those who will not bow down to Mammon--what Christian would not rather choose to be like Lazarus than like the rich man in the Lord's parable! How much more blessed to be raised from the dust to be carried by angels to heaven, than, like the worldling, to exchange a couch of luxury for the fire that shall never be quenched! 'You'll find our Lydia a child after your own heart, Martin, ' said Captain Neill, a retired officer, to his elder brother, who had lately returned from India. 'She seems to be a quick, intelligent girl, ' answered "Mr Neill, in a less enthusiastic tone. 'She is that, and a great deal more!' cried the father. 'It is wonderful to see the good that child does! From cottage to cottage she goes, reading, talking--really like a grown-up woman; it would surprise you...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742281
  • 9781236742285