Reliquiæ juveniles. Miscellaneous thoughts in prose and verse ... A new edition, corrected

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J. Buckland, 1789 - 276 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 181 - Make prayer a pleasure and not a task, and then you will not forget nor omit it. If ever you have lived in a praying family, never let it be your fault if you do not live in one always. Believe that day, that hour, or those minutes, to be all wasted and lost, which any worldly pretences would tempt you to save out of the public worship of the church, the certain and constant duties of the closet, or any necessary services for God and godliness. Beware lest a blast attend it, and not a blessing.
الصفحة 180 - In every affair of life, begin with God. Consult him in every thing that concerns you. View him as the Author of all your blessings and all your hopes, as your best friend, and your eternal portion. Meditate on him in this view, with a continual renewal of your trust in him, and a daily...
الصفحة 182 - Beware of them, therefore, and of all their subtle insinuations, if you would be innocent or happy. Remember that the honour which comes from God, the approbation of Heaven and of your own conscience, are infinitely more valuable than all the esteem or applause of men. Dare not venture one step out of the road of heaven, for fear of being laughed at for walking strictly in it. It is a poor religion that cannot stand against a jest.
الصفحة 44 - About a dozen feathered creatures, small and great, have, one week with another," said he, " given up their lives to prolong mine, which in ten years amounts to at least six thousand. " Fifty sheep have been sacrificed in a year, with half a hecatomb of black cattle, that I might have the choicest part offered weekly upon my table.
الصفحة 69 - In vain I ask — for nature's power Extends but to this mortal hour : 'Twas but a poor relief she gave Against the terrors of the grave.
الصفحة 23 - How gloriously are his all-pervading wisdom and power employed in this useful season of the year, this spring of nature ! What infinite myriads of vegetable beings is he forming this very moment, in their roots and branches, in their leaves and blossoms, their seeds and fruit!
الصفحة 192 - Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear Invade thy bounds: no mortal woes Can reach the peaceful sleeper here, While angels watch the soft repose.
الصفحة 44 - In short, he carried on his moral reflections with so just and severe a force of reason as constrained him to change his whole course of life, to break off his follies at once and to apply himself to gain some useful knowledge when he was more than thirty years of age. He lived many following years with the character of a worthy man and an excellent Christian; he...
الصفحة 180 - God, converse particularly with the book of Psalms ; David was a man of sincere and eminent devotion. To behave aright among men, acquaint yourself with the whole book of Proverbs : Solomon was a man of large experience and wisdom. And to perfect your directions in both these, read the gospels and...
الصفحة 183 - Keep this thought ever in your mind. It is a world of vanity and vexation in which you live ; the flatteries and promises of it are vain and deceitful ; prepare, therefore, to meet disappointments. Many of its occurrences are teasing and vexatious.

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