Letters from the Rev. Sir J. Stonhouse to the Rev. Thomas Stedman, 2d ed

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Eddowes, 1805

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Page 301 - What reward shall I give unto the LORD: for all the benefits that he hath done unto me? 12 I will receive the cup of salvation: and call upon the Name of the LORD.
Page 353 - My son, fear thou the LORD and the king : and meddle not with them that are given to change...
Page 412 - God, Thou art my' God; early will I seek Thee: My soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee In a dry and thirsty land, where no water is ; To see Thy power and Thy glory, So as I have seen Thee in the sanctuary.
Page 374 - In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our wealth ; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment, Good Lord, deliver us.
Page 372 - Education, which presents to the reader such a fund of good sense, of wholesome counsel, of sagacious observation, of a knowledge of the world and of the female heart, of high-toned morality, and genuine Christian piety, and all this enlivened with such brilliancy of wit, such richness of imagery, such variety and felicity of allusion, such neatness and elegance of diction, as are not, I conceive, easily to be found combined and blended together in any other work in the English language.
Page 307 - What have I left that I should stay and groan ? The most of me to Heaven is fled : My thoughts and joys are all pack'd up and gone, And for their old acquaintance plead.
Page 101 - I introduce thee to the world, the flesh, and the devil, that thou mayest triumph over all awkwardness, and grow up in all politeness ; that thou mayest be acceptable to the ladies, celebrated for refined breeding, able to speak French and read Italian, invested with some public supernumerary character in a foreign court, get into Parliament (perhaps into the Privy Council), and that, when thou art dead, the letters written to thy bastards may be published, in seven editions, for the instruction...
Page 99 - I believe that hypocrisy, fornication, and adultery are within the lines of morality ; that a woman may be honourable when she has lost her honour, and virtuous when she has lost her virtue. This and whatever else is necessary to obtain my own ends and...
Page 352 - we have hitherto seen serene and quiet times under our three last sovereigns, but I must now warn you to prepare for clouds and storms. Factions arise on every side, and threaten the tranquillity of your native country. But, whatever happen, do you faithfully honour and obey your prince, and adhere to the crown. I charge you never to forsake the crown, though it should hang upon a bush.

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