A Practical View of Christian Education in Its Early Stages: To which is Added a Letter to a Son, Soon After the Close of His Education, on the Subject of Not Conforming to the World
J. Hatchard, 1826 - 278 pages
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Page 185 - Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility : for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Page 92 - And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Page 240 - perfect even as our Father which is in Heaven is perfect.
Page 202 - And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the LORD; for very great are his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.
Page 173 - He is the happy man, whose life e'en now Shows somewhat of that happier life to come ; Who, doom'd to an obscure but tranquil state, Is pleased with it, and, were he free to choose, Would make his fate his choice; whom peace, the fruit Of virtue, and whom virtue, fruit of faith, Prepare for happiness ; bespeak him one Content indeed to sojourn while he must Below the skies, but having...
Page 89 - I would express him simple, grave, sincere; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain, And plain in manner; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture; much impressed Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flook he feeds May feel it too; affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men.
Page 118 - ... godliness hath promise of the life that now is," as well as of that which is to come.
Page 16 - Solomon refers to the power of hnltit when he says, " train up a child in the way in which he should go ; and when he is old he will not depart from it ;" a power which cannot be employed too early in the aid of virtue and religion.
Page 165 - I entreat you, the experiment for yourselves, and you will find that the " ways of religion are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.