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Page 161 - The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same.
Page 162 - IT is not lawful for any man to take upon him the office of public preaching, or ministering the Sacraments in the congregation, before he be lawfully called and sent, to execute the same. And those we ought to judge lawfully called and sent, which be chosen and called to this work by men who have public authority given unto them in the congregation, to call and send Ministers into the Lord's vineyard.
Page 46 - THE body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life ! Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee ; and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving.
Page 60 - I meant the day-star should not brighter rise, Nor lend like influence from his lucent seat. I meant she should be courteous, facile, sweet, Hating that solemn vice of greatness, pride ; I meant each softest virtue there should meet, Fit in that softer bosom to reside. Only a learned and a manly soul I purposed her ; that should with even powers, The rock, the spindle, and the shears control Of destiny, and spin her own free hours.
Page 143 - John, you know what my sentiments have been. You cannot suspect me of favouring readily any thing of this kind. But take care what you do with respect to that young man, for he is as surely called of God to preach, as you are. Examine what have been the fruits of his preaching: and hear him also yourself.
Page 60 - ON LUCY, COUNTESS OF BEDFORD. This morning, timely rapt with holy fire, I thought to form unto my zealous Muse, What kind of creature I could most desire To honor, serve, and love, as Poets use. I meant to make her fair, and free, and wise, Of greatest blood, and yet more good than great I meant the day-star should not brighter rise, Nor lend like influence from his lucent seat.
Page 140 - As to its looking particular, I grant it does ; and so does almost every thing that is serious, or that may any way advance the glory of God, or the salvation of souls...
Page 49 - VI, which is, and was of ancient time due to the imperial crown of this realm, that is, under God to have the sovereignty and rule over all manner of persons born within these her realms, dominions, and countries , of what estate, either ecclesiastical or temporal, soever they be, so as no other foreign power shall or ought to have any superiority over them.