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And believe me, if I still value my life it is only because I still hope to meet such a divine creature, who will regenerate, purify, and elevate me.
     Or purify it otherwise than steaming it.
I lift up one of the baby's hands, and put the letter under it--and so associate that dreadful record of sin and misery with something innocent and pretty that seems to hallow and to purify it.
To purify life of its misery and evil was the ruling passion of his soul,"* said one who loved him and knew him perhaps better than any living being.
Don't think, young man, that we go to the expense of flower of brimstone and molasses, just to purify them; because if you think we carry on the business in that way, you'll find yourself mistaken, and so I tell you plainly.
Does not the attempt to purify the spirit of the family and to maintain the sanctity of family ties strike at the root of the evil?
She should have enough to purify and etherealise her soul, but not enough to refine away her heart, and raise her above all human sympathies.
To purify himself, is still necessary for the freedman of the spirit.
A perilous solitude, for it was followed by afternoons and evenings spent, day after day and week after week alone in the society of two women, one of whom possessed all the accomplishments of grace, wit, and high-breeding, the other all the charms of beauty, gentleness, and simple truth, that can purify and subdue the heart of man.
Their gentle influence may teach us how to weave fresh garlands for the graves of those we loved: may purify our thoughts, and bear down before it old enmity and hatred; but beneath all this, there lingers, in the least reflective mind, a vague and half-formed consciousness of having held such feelings long before, in some remote and distant time, which calls up solemn thoughts of distant times to come, and bends down pride and worldliness beneath it.
It was to be hoped that she would go out of the neighborhood,--to America, or anywhere,--so as to purify the air of St.
They were a pure chosen people, destined to found a new race and a new life, to renew and purify the earth, but no one had seen these men, no one had heard their words and their voices.