Great and good; or, Alfred the father of his people [by D. Alcock].

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Page 50 - The quality of mercy is not strained'; It droppeth as the gentle dew from heaven Upon the place beneath* : it is twice blessed* ; It blesseth him that gives', and him that takes*.
Page 17 - For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
Page 2 - For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward ; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished ; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
Page 146 - And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom : Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate.
Page 58 - This I can now truly say, that so long as I have lived I have striven to live worthily, and after my death to leave my memory to my descendants in good works2.
Page 98 - Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; not slothful in business ; fervent in spirit ; serving the Lord ; rejoicing in hope ; patient in tribulation ; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints ; given to hospitality.
Page 124 - Hath hung before our mind's eyes,heavy and dark Enlighten now these mind's eyes with thy light, Master of life ; for thou, O tender Father, Art very brightness of true light thyself ; Thyself Almighty Father, the sure rest Of all thy fast and true ones ; winningly Thou orderest it that they may see Thyself. Thou art of all things...
Page 63 - Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
Page 27 - Tis with joy I cease. The goddesses of destiny are come to fetch me. Odin hath sent them from the habitation of the Gods. I shall be joyfully received into the highest seat, I shall quaff full goblets among the Gods. The hours of my life are passed away. I die laughing.

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