Letters to a young clergyman from the Rev. Mr. Job Orton, 3d ed

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Eddowes, 1805

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Page v - I wished to be in, in the last minutes of my life. For that pattern which I saw in him, and for that conversation which I had with him, I know how much I have to answer to God : and though my reflecting on that which I knew in him gives me just cause of being deeply humbled in myself, and before God; yet I feel no more sensible pleasure in any thing, than in going over in my thoughts all that I saw and observed in him.
Page 145 - I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia ; for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Page 307 - Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things ; another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not ; and let not him which eateth not, judge him that eateth; for God hath received him.
Page 80 - And forced himself to drive: but loved to draw. For fear but freezes minds; but love, like heat, Exhales the soul sublime, to seek her native seat. To threats the stubborn sinner oft is hard, Wrapp'd in his crimes, against the storm prepared; But, when the milder beams of mercy play, He melts, and throws his cumbrous cloak away...
Page 46 - ... cut me to the heart, told me, that he had the prospect of death before him, and that he dreaded to meet his Saviour.
Page 6 - Me, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep a while one parent from the sky...
Page 308 - God hath over all : and by the natural law, whereunto he hath made all subject, the lawful power of making laws, to command whole politic societies of men, belongeth so properly unto the same entire societies, that for any prince or potentate of what kind soever upon earth to exercise the same of himself, and not either by express commission immediately and personally received from God, or else by authority derived at the first from their consent upon whose persons they . impose laws, it is no better...
Page 316 - BAXTER was a man famous for weakness of body and strength of mind ; for having the strongest sense of religion himself, and exciting a sense of it in the thoughtless and profligate ; for preaching more sermons, engaging in more controversies, and writing more books, than any other Nonconformist of his age.
Page 314 - His practical writings were never mended, and his controversial ones seldom confuted." With a view to his casuistical writings, the honourable Robert Boyle, Esq declared, " He was the fittest man of the age for a casuist, because he feared no man's displeasure, nor hoped for any man's preferment." Bishop Wilkins observed of him, " that he had cultivated every subject he had handled ; that if he had lived in the primitive times, he would have been one of the fathers of the church...

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