Meditations and Contemplations: In Two Volumes, 2. köide

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John and James Rivington and J. Leake, 1748

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Page 173 - And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (as it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Page 79 - O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head ; Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise, A flood of glory bursts from all the skies : The conscious swains, rejoicing in the sight, Eye the blue vault, and bless the useful light.
Page 35 - Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour, till the evening ;" but then his strength fails, his spirits flag, and he stands in need, not only of some respite from toil, but of some kindly and sovereign refreshments.
Page 126 - When I measure them with my own little pittance, they swell into proud and bloated dimensions : but when I take the universe for...
Page 141 - By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; And all the hoft of them by the breath of his mouth.
Page 119 - The Planetary and Terrestrial Worlds. To us, who dwell on its surface, the earth is by far the most extensive orb that our eyes can any where behold : it is also clothed...
Page 246 - What, though In solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial ball ; What though nor real voice nor sound, Amid their radiant orbs be found ? In reason's ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice ; For ever singing, as they shine, The hand that made us is divine.
Page 134 - Let there be light, and there was light " — let there be a firmament, and there was a firmament, cannot be communicated to children and believed by them, without producing a strong impression.
Page 167 - May boldly deviate from the common track ; Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend. From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part. And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art, Which, without passing through the judgment, gains The heart, and all its end at once attains.
Page 238 - ... that the soul of one virtuous and religious man is of greater worth and excellency than the sun and his planets, and all the stars in the world.

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