Aids to Reflection

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William Pickering, 1839 - 315 pages

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Page 78 - For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Page 26 - He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Page 55 - And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Page 11 - Lord ! with what care hast thou begirt us round ! Parents first season us. Then schoolmasters Deliver us to laws. They send us bound To rules of reason. Holy messengers ; Pulpits and Sundays ; sorrow dogging sin ; Afflictions sorted ; anguish of all sizes...
Page xxxviii - To vital spirits aspire, to animal, To intellectual ; give both life and sense, Fancy and understanding; whence the soul Reason receives, and reason is her being, Discursive or intuitive ; discourse Is oftest yours, the latter most is ours ; Differing but in degree, of kind the same.
Page 297 - ... he had pronounced a message of inestimable importance, and well worthy of that splendid apparatus of prophecy and miracles with which his mission was introduced and attested : a message in which the wisest of mankind would rejoice to find an answer to their doubts, and rest to their inquiries. It is idle to say that a future state had been discovered already. It had been discovered as the Copernican system was ; it was one guess amongst many.
Page 45 - Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him; for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
Page 15 - Sweet is the tear that from some Howard's eye Drops on the cheek of one he lifts from earth : And he that works me good with unmoved face, Does it but half: he chills me while he aids, My benefactor, not my brother man!
Page 65 - Insect, and the musculo-arterial in the Bird, imitate and typically rehearse the adaptive Understanding, yea, and the moral affections and charities of man. Let us carry ourselves back, in spirit, to the mysterious Week, the teeming Work-days of the Creator : as they rose in vision before the eye of the inspired Historian " of the Generations of the Heaven and the Earth, in the days that the Lord God made the Earth and the Heavens
Page 133 - That which is born of the flesh is flesh ; that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

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