IN the early twilight of Thanksgiving Eve came Laurence, and Clara, and Charley, and little Alice, hand in hand, and stood in a semicircle round Grandfather's chair.
For puss had feasted; and therefore, like Grandfather and the children, had kept a good Thanksgiving.
And now, having thrown a gentle gloom around the Thanksgiving fireside by a story that made the children feel the blessing of a secure and peaceful hearth, Grandfather put off the other events of the old French War till the next evening.
I remember to have united with two comely maidens, in lifting up our voices in praise and thanksgiving
," returned the bewildered singing-master; "since which time I have been visited by a heavy judgment for my sins.
hasn't been a very cheerful one, I'm afraid.
In looking about for some one to preach the Thanksgiving
sermon, I found one of the rarest men that it has ever been my privilege to know.
It was a glorious Indian summer day, which suggested nothing of Thanksgiving
, near at hand as it was.
you'll have dinner with me in Delmonico's," he said cheerily; "or in London, or Paris, or anywhere you wish.
It was a pretty village about ten miles across country from Blackstable, and the Vicar had come over sometimes to Blackstable for the harvest thanksgiving
A few days before his departure a special thanksgiving
, at which Nicholas was present, was held in the cathedral for the Russian victory.
Sometimes it was an act of penance for some great sin done; sometimes of thanksgiving
for some great good received, some great danger passed.
Over a series of Thanksgivings
from the '90s to the present, Denise embraces her sexuality and prepares to come out to her family.
These early thanksgivings
were in the form of special church services.
Perhaps, rather than spending our time on a sermon, we should heed the words of 1 Timothy 2:1: "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings
be made for everyone.