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" Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too; affectionate in look, ** And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men. "
Poems [ed. by J. Newton]. Illustr. with engr. from the designs of R. Westall - Page 56
by William Cowper - 1810
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The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come

John Bunyan - 1823 - 563 pages
...hands On sculls that cannot teach, and will not learn. " Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul...sincere; In doctrine uncorrupt; in language plain ; And plain in manner. Decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture. Much impress'd Himself, as conscious...
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Truth Espoused, Relative to the Difficulties that Existed in the Town of ...

Tyler Parsons - 1823 - 93 pages
...endangered." And with the celebrated Cowper, I will say, " Would 1 describe a preacher, such as Paul, were he on earth, would hear, approve and own, Paul should himself direct me, I would trace his master strokes, and draw from his designó I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; in doctrine,...
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The Pilgrim, Or, Monthly Visitor, Volume 1

1822
...careless hands On skulls that cannot teach and will not learn. Would Itdeacribc a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me," &c. " A keen satire, no doubt," said Mr. Erskine, " upon the generality of preachers in his day; but...
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Travels in New-England and New-York, Volume 4

Timothy Dwight - 1823
...Task reprobates ; but many, very many, of those whom he commends. Our preachers in great numbers are And plain in manner. Decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture. Much impress'd Themselves, as conscious of their awful charge; And anxious mainly, thnt the flock they feed May feel...
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Poems by William Cowper, Esq: Of the Inner Temple

William Cowper - 1824 - 427 pages
...hands On sculls, that cannot teach, and will not learn. " Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul...sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impress'd Himself, aa conscious...
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The poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence

William Cowper - 1824
...hands On sculls, that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul...sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt; in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impress'd Himself, as conscious...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1824
...hands On skulls, that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul...sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impress'd Himself, as conscious...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...hantls On sculls, that cannot teach, and will not lenm. Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. “ would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere...
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The Parish Church; Or, Religion in Britain

Thomas Wood - 1825 - 411 pages
...Amen." Cowper ably describes the character of Paul : ó " \Vould I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul...sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impress'd Himself, as conscious...
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The Task

William Cowper - 1825 - 220 pages
...Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple,...sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impress'd Himself, as conscious...
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