The Marvellous Wisdom and Quaint Conceits of Thomas Fuller, D. D.: Being "The Holy State", Teil 4

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Pickering and Chatto, 1893 - 150 Seiten
 

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Seite ii - In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD, and the pots in the Lord's house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem, and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord...
Seite 71 - Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof; especially seeing England presents thee with so many observables.
Seite 94 - TOMBS. TOMBS are the clothes of the dead : a grave is but a plain suit, and a rich monument is one embroidered.
Seite 105 - Some books are, only cursorily to be tasted of. — Namely, first, voluminous books, the task of a man's life to read them over ; secondly, auxiliary books, only to be repaired to on occasions ; thirdly, such as are mere pieces of formality, so that if you look on them, you look through them ; and he that peeps through the cassment of the index, sees as much as if he were in the house.
Seite 79 - Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building : yet it shines not alike from all parts of heaven. An east window welcomes the infant beams of the sun, before they are of strength to do any harm, and is offensive to none but a sluggard. A south window in summer is a chimney with a fire in it, and needs the screen of a curtain. In a west window in summer time towards night, the sun grows low, and over familiar with more light than delight.
Seite 1 - God's providence, and friends' good will, shall fix Thine in all christian offices, THOMAS FULLER. THE HOLY STATE. THE GOOD WIFE. ST. PAUL to the Colossians, iii. 18, first adviseth women to submit themselves to their husbands, and then counselleth men to love their wives. And sure it was fitting that women should first have their lesson given them, because it is hardest to be learned, and therefore they need have the more time to con it. For the same reason, we first begin with the character of...
Seite 88 - If thy fancy be but a little too rank, age itself will correct it. To lift too high is no fault in a young horse, because with travelling he will mend it for his own ease. Thus lofty fancies in young men will come down of themselves, and in process of time the overplus will shrink to be but even measure.
Seite 140 - Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation ? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
Seite 83 - St. Paul saith, let not the sun go down on your wrath, to carry news to the antipodes in another world of thy revengeful nature. Yet let us take the Apostle's meaning rather than his words, with all possible speed to depose our passion ; not understanding him so literally, that we may take leave to be an°ry till sunset : then might our wrath lengthen with the days ; and men in Greenland, where the day lasts above a quarter of a year, have plentiful scope for revenge.
Seite 71 - One asked a barber who never before had been at the court what he saw there? "Oh," said he, "the king was excellently well trimmed!

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