Forty Years in South China

The Life of Rev. John Van Nest Talmage, D.D.

Language: English
Wordcount: 57,714 / 170 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,784
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8375
Genre: Biography
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ght his fainting strength renews, And wings his speed to reach the prize.

"'Tis there," he says, "I am to dwell With Jesus in the realms of day: There I shall bid my cares farewell, And he will wipe my tears away."

"But few families fell heir to so large a pile of well-studied note-books. He was ready, at proper times, for all kinds of innocent amusement. He often felt a merriment that not only touched the lips, but played upon every fibre of the body, and rolled down into the very depths of his soul, with long reverberations. No one that I ever knew understood more fully the science of a good laugh. He was not only quick to recognize hilarity when created by others, but was always ready to do his share toward making it. Before extreme old age, he could outrun and outleap any of his children. He did not hide his satisfaction at having outwalked some one who boasted of his pedestrianism, or at having been able to swing the scythe after all the rest of the harvesters had dropped from exhaustion,

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