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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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Sermons on Important Subjects, Volume 1

Samuel Davies, Albert Barnes - 1841
...uninspired pea than in the well-known words of Cowper: " 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 impressed Himself, as conscious...
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The Primitive Church (or Baptist) Magazine, Volume 25

1868
...describe a preacher, such as Paul Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul himself should direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw...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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Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the First Epistle of Paul to the ...

Albert Barnes - 1841 - 357 pages
...the well-known and most beautiful passage in the " Task." Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, ....me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from bis design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere; [n doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain ;...
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The Works of Nathanael Emmons, D.D.: With a Memoir of His Life ..., Volume 1

Nathanael Emmons - 1842
...preach, he could not have described his attitude and appearance in the pulpit with greater exactness. " 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...
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The Baptist Memorial and Monthly Chronicle, Volume 1

1842
...description of one, mightf with the utmost truth and piopriety, be applied in all its parts to him. " I would express him simple, grave, sincere, In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain ; And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste And natural m gesture ; much impressed, Himself, unconscious...
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Morning light [afterw.] The New-Church weekly, Volume 1

1878
...occasionally to officiate in their pulpits. The words of Cowper well describe his general bearing : — ' 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...
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The task, a poem. Illustr. by B. Foster

William Cowper - 1878
...from his design. 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 imprcss'd Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the Hock he feeds May...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1879 - 536 pages
...careless 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 impressed Himself, as conscious...
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Memorials of the Life of John Gregg, D.D.

Robert Samuel Gregg - 1879 - 305 pages
...spring from it. To him the lines of Cowper would apply— " 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 flock he feeds May...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...respect, Whose actions say that they respect themselves. . . . Would I 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 design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine...
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