England and its people; or, A familiar history for young persons of the country and the social and domestic manners of its inhabitants


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Seite 112 - Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. And he said, A certain man had two sons: and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.
Seite 344 - Those ministers of vengeance were so alert in the execution of their office, that in a few days there was neither house, cottage, man, nor beast, to be seen in the compass of fifty miles : all was ruin, silence, and desolation.
Seite 112 - It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad : for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again ; was lost, and is found.
Seite 293 - I then went towards Islington and Highgate, where one might have seen 200,000 people of all ranks and degrees dispersed and lying along by their heaps of what they could save from the fire, deploring their loss, and though ready to perish for hunger and destitution, yet not asking one penny for relief, which to me appeared a stranger sight than any I had yet beheld.
Seite 268 - There is, sir, but one stage more, which though turbulent and troublesome, is yet a very short one. Consider, it will soon carry you a great way; it will carry you from earth to heaven; and there you shall find, to your great joy, the prize to which you hasten, a crown of glory.
Seite 188 - Kingston, had I but served my God as diligently as I have served my king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Seite 381 - Saturday, the 29th of January 1820, in the eighty-second year of his age, and the sixtieth of his reign.
Seite 87 - As I am a man, as I am a Christian, as I am a knight, as I am a king!
Seite 65 - ... ordered the cross of Canterbury to be carried before him, and slowly followed his friends through the cloister. He entered the church by the north transept, and hearing the gates barred behind him, he ordered them to be reopened, saying, that the temple of God was not to be fortified like a castle. He was ascending the steps of the choir, when the four knights, with twelve companions, all in complete armour, burst into the church, their leader calling out, ' Hither to me, ye servants of the king...
Seite 237 - Paul's walk," as a part of this building was called, we can hardly help thinking of the language of Him who said, " My house shall be called a house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves.

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