Resolves, Divine, Moral, Political

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Hilliard and Brown, 1832 - 316 Seiten

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Seite 206 - Though prayer should be the key of the day, and the lock of the night, yet I hold it more needful in the morning, than when our bodies do take their repose.
Seite 18 - And even this world, while we are in it, ought somewhat 2 to be cared for. As those states are likely to flourish, where execution follows sound advisements, so is man, when contemplation is seconded by action. Contemplation generates ; action propagates.
Seite 93 - Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere malle quam mihi, non si se luppiter ipse petat. dicit; sed mulier cupido quod dicit amanti, in vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua.
Seite xix - Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
Seite 67 - At a sermon well dressed, what understander can have a motion to sleep? Divinity, well ordered, casts forth a bait which angles the soul into the ear ; and how can that close when such a guest sits in it ? They are sermons but of baser metal, which lead the eyes to slumber. And should we...
Seite 260 - Macarius did penance for only killing a gnat in anger. Like the Jewish touch of things unclean, the least miscarriage requires purification. Man is like a watch ; if evening and morning he be not wound up with prayer •and circumspection, he is unprofitable and false ; or serves to mislead.
Seite 66 - A man can never speak too well, where he speaks not too obscure. Long and distended clauses, are both tedious to the ear, and difficult for their retaining. A sentence well couched, takes both the sense and the understanding. I love not those cart-rope speeches, that are longer than the memory of man can fathom. I see not, but that divinity, put into apt significants, might ravish as well as poetry.
Seite 77 - ... be pushed out of company. Even concealment of a fault argues some charity to the delinquent ; and when we tell him of it in secret, it shows we wish he should amend before the world comes to know he is amiss.
Seite 217 - Mihi quidem nunquam persuaderi potuit animos dum in corporibus essent mortalibus vivere, quum...
Seite 175 - A grey head with a wise mind, enriched by learning, is a treasury of grave precept, experience, and wisdom. It is an oracle, to which the lesser wise resort, to know their fate. He that can read and meditate, need not think the evening long, or life irksome; it is, at all times, a fit employment, and a particular solace to him who is bowed down with years.

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