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" ... 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... "
The Listener - Page 190
by Caroline Fry - 1833 - 269 pages
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany, Volume 5

1842
...which the withered tree by the way side was a practical illustration, " Lo ! I come these many years seeking fruit, and find none. Cut it down, why cumbereth it the ground?" Dear youthful reader, lay this awful denunciation seriously to heart. Jehovah looks for fruit,...
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A true relation of the holy war, made by king Shaddai upon Diabolus ...

John Bunyan - 1816
...he to the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none ; cut it down, why cumbereth it the ground ?" This therefore must be your end, although you are planted in the garden of God ; for the barrenness and...
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The Assistant of Education: Religious and Literary, Intended for ..., Volume 9

Education - 1823
...and scarcely appears in the life"— and Amelia forgets the word that says " These three years Lave I come seeking fruit, and find none; cut it down;...to be religion, but which is in fact no other than sentiment—ihe pis oiler of unsatisfied feeling—the last chapter of a long romance, very dull, but...
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Assistant of Education, Volume 9

Education - 1827
...and still " animated actor" in the gay crowd. She describes I fear but too correctly the characters of her piety — " It never passes the lips and scarcely...things divine, which she takes to be religion, but whicb is in fact no other than sentiment — the pis aller of unsatisfied feeling-— the last chapter...
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The Listener, Volume 2

Caroline Fry Wilson - 1832
...expenditure in folly of five-andtwenty years out of her brief threescore, and she speaks ofherself as a still "flattered," still "pleased," and still...cumbereth it the ground?" This is what Amelia is. May t imagine, also, what she will be, when her five-and-twenty years are doubled, if neither wrath nor...
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The Earthen Vessel and Christian Record & Review, Volume 4

Baptists - 1848
...One Sunday evening while sitting under a sermon from the barren h'g-tree, ' Behold these three years I come seeking fruit, and find none, cut it down, why cumbereth it the ground ?' I began to think the preacher meant me, for I felt myself to be a barren tree. I tried to...
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A Practical Exposition of the Gospel According to St. Matthew in the Form of ...

John Bird Sumner - Bible - 1847 - 573 pages
...appear, he loses his labour, and says to the husbandman; " Lo these three years I come to this fig-tree, seeking fruit, and find none: Cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground!" * So with the prophets. If their doctrine do not bear the fruits of righteousness, lead to...
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The cottage library, Volume 1

Ashton Oxenden (bp. of Montreal.) - 1849
...to the dresser of his vineyard, " Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none ; cut it down, why cumbereth it the ground ?" This was just what one might expect. All the care that had been taken with the tree was thrown away upon...
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A selection from ... the archbishop of Canterbury's practical exposition of ...

John Bird Sumner (abp. of Canterbury.) - 1849
...appear he loses his labour, and says to the husbandman ; " Lo these three years I come to this fig tree, seeking fruit, and find none : Cut it down ; why cumbereth it the ground ? '" So with the prophets. If their doctrine do not bear the fruits of righteousness, lead to...
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The parables of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ: with the practical ...

John Bird Sumner (abp. of Canterbury.), George Wilkinson - 1850 - 372 pages
...he loses his labour, and says to the husbandman ; " Lo, these three years I come to this fig-tree, seeking fruit, and find none : cut it down ; why cumbereth it the ground !"4 So with the prophets. If their doctrine do not bear the fruits of righteousness, lead to...
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