The prose works of Robert Southwell. Ed. by W.J. Walter


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Pàgina 34 - Oh ! who will give water to my head, and a fountain of tears to my eyes, that, night and day, I may bewail my sins!
Pàgina 136 - He that taketh not up his cross and followeth me, cannot be my disciple."* Assuredly such words were well calculated to alienate all who were not prepared to enrol under this banner of renunciation. And yet, if there was one lowly and willing heart, one sorrowful soul needing consolation, how could it resist such an appeal as this,
Pàgina 134 - Stephen was stoned, he saw the heavens opened, and Christ standing at the right hand of his father.
Pàgina 108 - The terms of our life are like the seasons of the year, some for sowing, some for growing, and some for reaping; in this only different, that as the heavens keep their prescribed periods, so the succession of times have their appointed changes. But in the seasons of our life, which are not the law of necessary causes, some are reaped in the seed, some in the blade, some in the unripe ears^ all in the end; this harvest depending upon the reaper's will.
Pàgina 69 - Penitent tears are sweetened by grace, and rendered more purely beautiful by returning innocence. It is the dew of devotion, which the sun of justice draweth up; and upon what face soever it falleth, it maketh it amiable in the eye of God.
Pàgina 96 - In sum, she was an honour to her predecessors, a light to her age, and a pattern to her posterity...
Pàgina 112 - ... think of worse, accepting the one if it come with liking, and bearing the other without impatience, being so much masters of each other's fortunes, that neither shall work them to excess.
Pàgina 108 - They that are upon removing, send their furniture before them ; and you, still standing upon your departure, what ornament could you rather wish, in your future abode, than this that did ever please you ? — God thither sendeth your adamants whither he would draw your heart, and casteth your anchors where your thoughts should lie at road; that seeing your love taken out of the world, and your hopes disanchored from the stormy shore, you might settle your desires where God seemeth to require them....
Pàgina 131 - ... are explained.) Also Daniel and Joseph. 50. WE entrust our case to the most pru-dent man we can find, and ask advice from him more readily than we do from others. However, the faithful counsel of a just ' man stands first and often has more weight than the great abilities of the wisest of men : ' ' For better are the wounds of a friend than the kisses of others.
Pàgina 80 - And behold JESUS met them, saying : All hail. But they came up and took hold of his feet, and adored him. 10 Then JESUS said to them : Fear not. Go, tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, there they shall see me.

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