A Collection of Miscellanies: Consisting of Poems and Essays, Discourses and Letters, Occasionally Written

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Bowyer, 1717 - English literature - 319 pages
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Page 128 - But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; and they that weep, as though they wept not ; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; and they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
Page 75 - tis thy sentence I should part With the most precious treasure of my heart, I freely that and more resign ; My heart itself, as its delight, is thine ; My little all I give to thee — Thou gav'st a greater gift, thy Son, to me. He left true bliss and joys...
Page 39 - But see, to what new region am I come ? I know it well, it is my native home. Here led I once a life divine, Which did all good — no evil — know : Ah ! who would such sweet bliss resign For those vain shows which fools admire below ? Tis true ; but don't of folly past complain, But joy to see these blest abodes again. A good retrieve. But, lo ! while thus I speak, With piercing rays th...
Page 280 - ... of seraphic love. He that has only the former is, like Moses, with much difficulty climbing up to the Holy Mount ; but he that has the latter, is like the same person conversing with God on the serene top of it, and shining with rays of anticipated glory. This is the last stage of human perfection, the utmost height of the ladder whereby we ascend to heaven; one step higher, is glory. " Here then, continues he, I will build my tabernacle...
Page 122 - God is always present ; and the folly of doing what must be repented of, and of going to hell, when a man may go to heaven. In a word, that knows how to distinguish between a moment and eternity. Nothing is more ridiculous, than to be Serious about trifles, and to be trifling about serious matters.
Page 108 - And this is for the moft part the thinking man's condition. He does not only Habitually know, but actually attends both to his Duty, and to all the engagements for its performance.
Page 282 - ... will have to be not only intellectual, but passionate ; the motion of the will -being accompanied with a sensible commotion of the spirits, and an estuation of the blood : and animadverting on an argument against this opinion, it is not, says he, all the sophistry of the cold logicians that shall work me out of the belief of what I feel and know, and rob me of the sweetest entertainment of my life, the passionate love of God ; whatever some men may pretend, who are strangers to all the affectionate...
Page 4 - ... forth with that bold anfwer, I am he. They reel and ftagger, and fall to the ground, For God was in the found. The voice of God was once again Walking in the garden heard, And once again was by the guilty hearers fear'd, Trembling feiz'dev'ry joint, and chilnefs ev'ry rein.
Page 142 - Omnifcient, but that in a word 'dsendow'd with all poffible perfection. For to have, and it felf to be all the Eflences and Habitudes of things is to have and to be all that can...
Page 53 - tis not he whose busy pate Can dive into the deep intrigues of state ; That can the great leviathan control, Manage and rule't, as if he were its soul : The wisest king thus gifted was, And yet did not in these true wisdom place. Who then is by the wise man meant ? He that can want all this, and yet can be content. THE IMPATIENT.

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