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Discipline, by the Author of Letters to My Unknown Friends
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Page 94 - Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
Page 90 - For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God ; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Page 11 - Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Page 70 - And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown ; but we an incorruptible.
Page 30 - ... to exclaim with the Apostle, " O wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death ?" Yet believing in him that has promised, he is enabled to exclaim with the same Apostle in fervent gratitude and humble hope, " I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord...
Page 39 - I have often heard from you that it is no easy thing to get to heaven. I have often heard from you that it is no easy thing to master the world. I have every thing I wish ; more would encumber me, increase my difficulties, and endanger me.'' Solitude shows us what we should be ; society shows us what we are. Yet in the theory, solitude shows us our true character better than society. A man in his closet will find nature putting herself forth in actings, which the presence of others would restrain...