Lives of Good Servants

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G. Routledge & Company, 1857 - Household employees - 148 pages

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Page 3 - Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness ; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Page 13 - Who points the clouds their course, Whom winds and seas obey, He shall direct thy wandering feet, He shall prepare thy way.
Page 126 - It is surprising to witness the sound sense, refinement, and superiority of mind, evinced by these simple peasants ; the very servants are well-educated, and are clothed with that child-like spirit, which is one of the truest tests of real religion. One of them, who is a widow, made many good remarks to us on the duties of married life. ' In order to introduce and preserve domestic peace,' said she, ' let us turn to Him who is peace.
Page 94 - Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound. All at her work the village maiden sings; Nor, while she turns the giddy wheel around, Revolves the sad vicissitude of things.
Page 75 - And bid thee welcome to the door. The Herdsman on the upland hill, The Ploughman in the hamlet near, Are prone thy little paunch to fill, And pleased thy little psalm to hear. The Woodman seated on a log His meal divides atween the three, And now himself, and now his dog, And now he casts a crumb to thee. For thee a feast the Schoolboy strews At noontide, when the form's forsook ; A worm to thee the Delver throws, And Angler when he baits his hook.
Page 36 - ... my dying day. Rich and poor four or five times ; once on the verge of ruin, yet opened a new source of wealth almost overflowing. Now to be broken in my pitch of pride, and nearly winged (unless...
Page 37 - Let them indulge their own pride in thinking that my fall makes them higher, or seems so at least. I have the satisfaction to recollect that my prosperity has been of advantage to many, and that some at least will forgive my transient wealth on account of the innocence of my intentions, and my real wish to do good to the poor.
Page 125 - ... of making me your adopted daughter. Do not, I entreat you, give me any more wages ; for as you treat me like your child in every other respect, I earnestly wish you to do so in this particular also. Little is needful for the support of my body. My shoes, and stockings, and sabots, will cost something, but when I want them I can ask you for them, as a child applies to its father. "Oh ! I entreat you, dear papa, grant me this favour, and condescend to regard me as your most tenderly attached daughter....

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