Henry Wotton. Nicholas Ferrar. Bishop Hall. Henry Hammond. Bishop Sanderson. Richard Baxter

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F. C. and J. Rivington, No. 62, St. Paul's Church-yard, 1810 - Christian biography

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Page 253 - He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Page 331 - Greenyard* pulpit, and the service books and singing books that could be had, were carried to the fire in the public market-place ; a lewd wretch walking before the train, in his cope trailing in the dirt, with a service book in his hand, imitating in an impious scorn the tune and usurping the words of the Litany used formerly in the Church...
Page 38 - ... and that a college was the fittest place to nourish holy thoughts, and to afford rest both to his body and mind, which his age, being now almost threescore years, seemed to require, did therefore use his own and the interest of all his friends to procure that place.
Page 575 - I less admire gifts of utterance and bare profession of religion than I once did ; and have much more charity for many, who by the want of gifts, do make an obscurer profession than they.
Page 51 - May it please Your most Gracious Majesty, Having been informed that certain persons have, by the good wishes of the Archbishop of Armagh, been directed hither, with a most humble petition unto your Majesty, that you will be pleased to make Mr. William...
Page 573 - Heretofore I knew much less than now ; and yet was not half so much acquainted with my ignorance. I had a great delight in the daily new discoveries which I made, and of the light which shined in upon me (like a man that cometh into a country where he never was before) ; but I little knew either how imperfectly I understood those very points whose discovery so much delighted me, nor how...
Page 513 - I met him accidentally in London in sad-coloured clothes, and God knows, far from being costly : the place of our meeting was near to little Britain, where he had been to buy a Book, which he then had in his hand...
Page 477 - And when the month and he did return, the good King was never absent from his sermons, and would usually say, ' I carry my ears to hear other preachers ; but I carry my conscience to hear Mr. Sanderson, and to act accordingly.
Page 575 - ... had been saints. But experience hath opened to me what odious crimes may consist with high profession; and I have met with divers obscure persons, not noted for any extraordinary profession or forwardness in religion, but only to live a quiet, blameless life, whom I have after found to have long lived, as far as I could discern, a truly godly and sanctified life, only their prayers and duties were by accident kept secret from other men's observation.
Page 43 - Having at his being in Rome made acquaintance with a pleasant Priest, who invited him one evening to hear their Vesper music at Church ; the Priest seeing Sir Henry stand obscurely in a corner, sends to him by a boy of the Choir this question, writ in a small piece of paper ; " Where was your religion to be found before Luther ?" To which question Sir Henry presently underwrit, " My Religion was to be found then, where yours is not to be found now, in the written word of God.

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