The Life of the Reverend Mr. James Hervey: Rector of Weston-Favell, in Northamptonshire. To which is Added, a Collection of His Letters, Never Before Published

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R. Taylor, 1770 - 76 pages

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Page 29 - Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children, even so is the Lord merciful unto them that fear Him.
Page xvii - Remarks on Lord Bolingbroke's Letters on the study and use of history, so far as they relate to the history of the. Old Testament, and especially to the case of Noah denouncing a curse upon Canaan: in a letter to a Lady of Quality...
Page lviii - not to let his left hand know what his right hand did," and a hope that others would follow his example.
Page l - When his body was conveyed to church, it was covered, by his express desire, with the poor's pall, and he was buried under the middle of the communion-table in the chancel of Weston-Favel church, on Friday, Dec.
Page 16 - Cast away from you your transgressions, make you a new heart, and a new spirit ; so iniquity shall not be your ruin." " Perhaps you may be disposed to contemn this and its serious purport, or to recommend it to your companions as a subject for raillery.
Page li - ... (rarely into more, and never exceeding three), he would speak briefly, and, at the conclusion of each head, enforce what he had said by a pertinent text of Scripture, desiring his congregation (which was generally very numerous) to turn to their Bibles, and double down that text.
Page xiii - After commending several clergymen, his friends, whom he saw on the road, he concludes thus : " My animal nature is so very feeble, that I find no benefit from the change of air, nor from the enjoyment of the most pleasant society.
Page 5 - Hervey, death is knocking at my doors ; in a few hours more I shall draw my last gasp, and then judgment, the tremendous judgment ! How shall I appear, unprepared as I am, before the allknowing and omnipotent God ! how shall I endure the day of his coming...
Page 4 - I visited him, oh, how was the glory departed from him ! I found him no more that sprightly and vivacious son of joy, which he used to be; but languishing, pining away, and withering under the...
Page 48 - So when this corruptible fhall have put on incorruption, and this mortal fhall have put on immortality, then fhall be brought to pafs the faying that is written, Death is fwallowed up in viftory.

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