Stories of Love and Duty. Selected from 'Early Days'

Stories of Love and Duty. Selected from 'Early Days'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... all, and die rather than deny the faith she loved; but the anguish was awful, and she had been tempted to do wrong. But now she would recall all she had said in the moments of her misery." She refused to submit to the Church of Rome, and defied its power. "Twice," she added, "I have given way to the weakness of the flesh, and perhaps while I am on the rack I may do it again; but be assured, if you torture me a hundred times, as soon as I am released from the rack, I shall deny what was wrung from me by pain." The officers then dragged her a third time to the place of torture. She was truly strong now. The Lord was with her, and she could endure as "seeing Him who is invisible." Her faith triumphed to the end. At last her spirit was released from the torn body: it passed beyond the reach of her tormentors. Her soul rose to heaven, there to receive the martyr's crown from the hands of her Lord and Saviour--a crown which He purchased with His own most precious blood, and which is the rich gift of His love and grace. In pleasant, dreamy musing, Along life's winding track; Sweet memories Of childhood's bliss Flit past like beams of golden light; I hear the tone Of voices gone, --The music of life's morning bright. I see the " old home " yonder, With the hawthorn by its door, Where I used to sit and ponder Strange, childish mysteries o'er;--See the mossy spout, Where the spring babbled out A merry song of its own composing; And the garden patch Where I used to watch, Impatient, for the flowers unclosing. But where the loving faces Which then life's sunshine made? Not in the olden places; They to their rest are laid! Yet left they me A legacy Than gold, or lands, more precious far, --A dower of prayers, That, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576799
  • 9781236576798