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" And when one of the company told him he had disparaged himself by so dirty an employment, his answer was that the thought of what he had done would prove music to him at midnight ; and that the omission of it would have upbraided and made discord in his... "
The remains of ... George Herbert - Page lxiii
by George Herbert - 1841
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George Herbert and His Times

A. G. Hyde - Poets, English - 1906 - 456 pages
...he replied that the omission of his act would have wounded his conscience every time he passed the place : " For if I be bound to pray for all that be in distress," he added, " I am sure I am bound, so far as it is in my power, to practise what I pray for. And though...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 18

American fiction - 1910 - 546 pages
...and dirty, at the meeting of the club, what an answer was that which he gave to a disgusted member: "If I be bound to pray for all that be in distress, I am sure that I am bound to practise what I pray for." Again, as he went along that same ancient Salisbury road, he met a country...
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Biographical and Literary Studies

Albert Henry Currier - Christian biography - 1915 - 336 pages
...bound to pray for all in distress, I am sure that I am bound, so far as it is in my power, to practice what I pray for ; and though I do not wish for the like occasion every day, yet I would not willingly pass one day of my life without comforting a sad soul or showing mercy, and I...
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Biographical and Literary Studies

Albert Henry Currier - Christian biography - 1915 - 340 pages
...himself by so dirty an employment, he answered that "the thought of what he had done would prove music to him at midnight, and that the omission of it would have upbraided him and made discord in his conscience whensoever he passed that place. 'If I be bound to pray for...
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Friendly leaves, ed. by mrs. J. Mercier, Volumes 5-6

Girls' friendly society - 1880 - 614 pages
...he had done would prove music to him at mid night, and that the omission of it would have upbraided his conscience whensoever he should pass by that place....be bound to pray for all that be in distress, I am surely bound, so far as is in my power, to practise what I pray for. And now let's tune our instruments."...
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Studies in Literature, Volume 1

Arthur Quiller-Couch - English literature - 1918 - 344 pages
...by so dirty an employment," his answer was, "That the thought of what he had done would prove music to him at midnight; and that the omission of it would...sure that I am bound, so far as it is in my power, to practice what I pray for. And though I do not wish for the like occasion every day, yet let me tell...
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Studies in Literature (first Series)

Arthur Quiller-Couch - English literature - 1924 - 324 pages
...by so dirty an employment,' his answer was, 'That the thought of what he had done would prove music to him at midnight; and that the omission of it would...sure that I am bound, so far as it is in my power, to practice what I pray for. And though I do not wish for the like occasion every day, yet let me tell...
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English Literature: A Survey and a Commentary

Francis Meehan - English literature - 1928 - 764 pages
...clergyman replied that the thought of what he had done would be music to him at midnight, and added : "If I be bound to pray for all that be in distress,...sure that I am bound, so far as it is in my power, to practice what I pray for. An< though I do not wish for the like occasion every day, yet let me tell...
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Five Metaphysical Poets

Joan Bennett - 168 pages
...by so dirty an employment," his answer was, " That the thought of what he had done would prove music to him at midnight; and that the omission of it would...made discord in his conscience, whensoever he should 69 sorts well with some of the most characteristic qualities of the poems. His perfect tact and delicate...
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George Herbert: The Critical Heritage

C. A. Patrides - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 420 pages
...snarls and incumbrances . Religion does not banish mirth, but only moderates and sets rules to it. If I be bound to pray for all that be in distress, I am sure I am bound, so far as is in my power, to practise what I pray for. Such as the axioms which grace his...
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