When Sainthood Was in Flower

When Sainthood Was in Flower

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... a prized estate. There are those who simulate friendship and act the role of Ruth in outward pantomime, but are strangers to genuine devotion. Damon and Pythias, David and Jonathan are characters that cannot die because the world admires the holy ties that bound their hearts in indissoluble wedlock. Friendship like Ruth's is no rope of sand, but a golden leash that holds in storm and sunshine. Shakespeare says: "If friends thou hait and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel." Love makes life worth living. We live to love. Affection bows its head in the shadow of death and clings to the darling ones until laid to rest in God's acre. Affection plants the flower of hope on the new-made mound and through misty tears follows the faces of the loved spirits as they fade away in the clouds, and smiles at the thought of a reunion hy and by. Ruth was a true friend. Neither misfortune nor death could dampen the ardor of her devotion. Think of it! A heathen girl capable of such lofty sentiments of affection! It places a halo about her brow that has lost no luster in the lapse of the years. Her fidelity puts to blush the fickleness of many modern maidens. RUTH'S CHARACTER Naomi knew Ruth's worth. The record says: "When she saw that she was steadfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her." She was no mindless maiden of Moab, swayed by passing whims, but a woman of sterling character. Trial tested her and found Ruth gold. Ruth gleaned in the field of Boaz, " who was of the kindred of Elimelech." (2:3.) Let us study the picture. 1. Boaz Was A Christian Landlord. "And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The Lord be with you. And they answered him, The Lord...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651618
  • 9781236651617