I was still pondering the signification of "Institution," and endeavouring to make out a connection between the first words and the verse of Scripture
, when the sound of a cough close behind me made me turn my head.
In fact, there was a certain curious Puritanism about her, a Puritanism which found a startlingly incongruous and almost laughable expression in the Scripture
almanac which hung on the wall at the end of her bed, and the Bible, and two or three Sunday-school stories which, with a copy of "Jane Eyre," were the only books that lay upon the circular mahogany table.
He was generous; and charity, as it is well known, covereth a multitude of sins, in another sense than that in which it is said to do so in Scripture
says: "And let us not be weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
When God created our first parent in the earthly paradise, the Holy Scripture
says that he infused sleep into Adam and while he slept took a rib from his left side of which he formed our mother Eve, and when Adam awoke and beheld her he said, 'This is flesh of my flesh, and bone of my bone.
Marry, it has been dusted enough already," replied Robin; "and I now believe the Scripture
saying that all men are but dust, for it has sifted me through and through and lined my gullet an inch deep.
Now, the Scripture
says positively, 'Make a sacrifice unto the Lord.
He took this Indian into his family, and by constant intercourse with him soon become sufficiently conversant with the vocabulary and construction of the language to translate the ten commandments, the Lord's prayer, and several passages of Scripture
, besides composing exhortations and prayers.
Yes, sir, but it turns a man's stomach t' hear the Scripture
misused i' that way.
Up with the lark, hymns and portions of Scripture
had to be learned by heart till 8 o'clock, when there were family-prayers, then breakfast, which I was never able to enjoy, partly from the fast already undergone, and partly from the outlook I dreaded.
How much does this custom among the Indian woman of repairing to the hilltops in the night, and pouring forth their wailings for the dead, call to mind the beautiful and affecting passage of Scripture
, "In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
We obtained a sufficient foundation for it by throwing into the slough some editions of books of morality, volumes of French philosophy and German rationalism; tracts, sermons, and essays of modern clergymen; extracts from Plato, Confucius, and various Hindoo sages together with a few ingenious commentaries upon texts of Scripture
,--all of which by some scientific process, have been converted into a mass like granite.