The novels of Frederika Bremer. 11 vols. [in 12 pt.].

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172 psl. - I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me— I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, And dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this.
287 psl. - Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report ; if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things.
172 psl. - What beast was it then, That made you break this enterprise to me ? When you durst do it, then you were a man ; And, to be more than what you were, you would Be so much more the man. Nor time, nor place, Did then adhere, and yet you would make both : They have made themselves, and that their fitness Does unmake you.
126 psl. - Lord!' is, from everlasting to everlasting, answered with, ' Here, my child.' " ' Here, my child ! ' Yes, O my God, in this word, in this futurity, thy child believes with his whole heart, and by the light of the doctrine of reconciliation I see life and the world arrange themselves before my eyes. If I believe in God, the...
279 psl. - Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
286 psl. - ... feeling its reception and its return, each pure pleasure its expansion. Behold, how the tears are like heaven's dew, the smiles like the sun's light, which call flowers into life ; and love, love is the blessed, the consecrated earth, from which all germs of goodness and joy spring gloriously forth. Behold, how even the body (for that too must be there) grows and flourishes in the harmonious order of home, and has fruits which are not like those of Paradise, — forbidden ! Life in a happy family...
127 psl. - ... heart seeks truly exists, and will gladly impart itself to us. I believe that it constantly comes nearer and nearer to us, until it has removed all obstacles, and unites itself with us fully and intimately. I believe that our God is no niggardly giver, I believe that he will give us all, his fulness of life, — himself ; I believe, that, as eternal love, he will suffer for and with us, until he lives in us wholly.
219 psl. - ... unkind. Were I only good ! My God! make me good ! " " Resignation ! O, who can fully embrace thy full and strengthening life ! Resignation, — that is, the perfect submission of one's self, and devotion to the will of God. Is it not, as it were, to put aside all men ? to deny ourselves somewhat, if we would gain any thing? (But for some to forsake their portion is hard.) Renunciation is the Law; devotion to God's will the Gospel.
99 psl. - President's toilette one unlucky Thursday morning, I will not undertake to conjecture ; but it is certain, that an unhappy destiny pursued him the whole day, and that every member of the family was obliged to feel this more or less. Early in the morning it began to go wrong...

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