Letters to a Young Lady: On a Variety of Useful and Interesting Subjects

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A. Finley, 1818 - 332 pages

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Page 69 - I receive not honour from men. 42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only...
Page 118 - MASTERS, give unto your servants that which is just and equal ; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
Page 49 - Direct, control, suggest this day All I design, or do, or say, That all my powers, with all their might, In Thy sole glory may unite ! Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!
Page 41 - My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire : that it hath alway unto thy judgements. 21 Thou hast rebuked the proud : and cursed are they that do err from thy commandments.
Page 152 - We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
Page 289 - ... eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man to conceive, the things which God has prepared for them that love him; nor yet, I may add, the wrath which he has prepared for those who do not love him.
Page 31 - But if God doth so clothe the grass in the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven; how much more shall he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Page 35 - Writers have been amusing us only with shadows of 'this piety, instead of giving us its soul and substance. Superstition has placed it in opinions, .ceremonies, austerities, pilgrimages, an august temple, or splendid imagery, which has little connection with sentiment or spirit. Enthusiasm has swelled with unnatural conceptions, and obtruded a spurious offspring on the world instead of this engaging child of reason and truth ; whilst the lukewarm have rested in a few outward duties which have had-...
Page 29 - Beholds the azure canopy of heaven, And living lamps that over-arch his head With more than regal splendour; bends his ears To the full choir of water, air, and earth ; Nor heeds the...
Page 73 - God," while the children of the kingdom will not come in, but remain in utter darkness ! Sat. 25. It being my turn, (which comes about once in three years,) I preached at St. Mary's, before the University. The harvest truly is plenteous. So numerous a congregation (from whatever motives they...

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