The Listener, Volume 2

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Page 158 - There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.
Page 62 - ... renounce the devil and all his works, and constantly believe God's holy word, and obediently keep his commandments. I demand therefore, DOST thou, in the name of this child, renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow nor be led by them ? Answ.
Page 45 - Then, crowned again, their golden harps they took, Harps ever tuned, that glittering by their side Like quivers hung, and with preamble sweet Of charming symphony they introduce Their sacred song, and waken raptures high : No voice exempt, no voice but well could join Melodious part, such concord is in heaven.
Page 62 - God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of my life.
Page 249 - ... with it contentedly, being very well pleased that he had not been left to his own choice, as to the kind of evils which fell to his lot.
Page 26 - Discourse ensues, not trivial, yet not dull, Nor such as with a frown forbids the play Of fancy, or proscribes the sound of mirth. Nor do we madly, like an impious world, Who deem religion frenzy, and the God That made them an intruder on their joys, Start at his awful name, or deem his praise A jarring note...
Page 259 - O wad some pow'r the giftie gie us To see oursels as others see us ! It wad frae monie a blunder free us And foolish notion : What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, And ev'n Devotion ! ADDRESS TO EDINBURGH.
Page 190 - ... in the gay crowd. She describes, I fear, but too correctly, the character of her piety — "It never passes the lips, and scarcely appears in the life." And Amelia forgets the word that says, — "These three years have I come seeking fruit, and find none ; cut it down ; why cumbereth it the ground ?
Page 56 - ... inclinations, and habits, than from a deliberate regard to their greatest good. It is only on great occasions the mind awakes to take an extended survey of her whole course, and that she suffers the dictates of reason to impress a new bias upon her movements. The actions of each day are, for the most part, links which follow each other in the chain of custom. Hence the great effort of practical wisdom is to imbue the mind with right tastes, affections, and habits; the elements of character, and...
Page 112 - T is gone if it but look upon itself; And she who ventures to esteem it hers, Proves by that single thought she has it not.

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