Memoirs of a Huguenot family. Transl

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Página iv - Give ear, O my people, to my law : incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable : I will 'utter dark sayings of old : 3.
Página iv - For he established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in Israel, Which he commanded our fathers, That they should make them known to their children : That the generation to come might know them, Even the children which should be born ; Who should arise and declare them to their children : That they might set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep his commandments...
Página iv - For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children...
Página 115 - Rich and poor alike constantly need to be reminded that "a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things that he possesseth.
Página 11 - A melancholy sorrow sat on every face : Silence, as in the dead of night, reigned through all the chambers of the royal apartment ; the courtiers and ladies, clad in deep mourning, were ranged on each side, and allowed him to pass, without affording him one salute or favourable look ; till he was admitted to the Queen herself d.
Página 144 - Gentlemen, in France a man is esteemed according to his qualifications, and men of letters and study are especially honoured by everybody if they conduct themselves with propriety, even though they should not be worth one penny. All the apprenticeship I have ever served, from the age of four years, has been to turn over the pages of a book. I took the degree of MA at twenty-two, and then devoted myself to the study of Holy Scripture. Hitherto I had been thought worthy of the best company wherever...
Página iv - Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, Showing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.
Página 115 - Certain it is that a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things that he possesseth, but in the enjoyment he has of them, and it is in this sense that I would be understood, when I say that we have received the...
Página 11 - sat on every face ; silence, as in the dead of night, reigned through all the chambers of the royal apartment ; the ladies and courtiers were ranged on each side...
Página 4 - ... service. It is with this son I commence these annals. • John de la Fontaine was born in the province of Maine, near the borders of Normandy, about the year 1500 ; and as soon as he was old enough to bear arms, his father procured him a commission in the household of Francis I., in what was then called

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