The Listener, Volume 2

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Page 116 - ... 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 116 - God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of my life.
Page 333 - Ishmael is upon them ; their hand is against every man, and every man's hand is against them.
Page 70 - 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 108 - ... 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,...
Page 182 - 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.
Page 280 - ... provokes the withdrawment of that power, he will return to evil as to his own element. I know of no nature of ours which it is our duty to exalt and refine — though I have heard of one we are to mortify and put to death. With respect to " stretching nature on the cross of Christ," I am not sure that 1 know what it means. But there is another sentence that sounds something like it — this I understand — " The world is crucified to me, and I unto the world.
Page 240 - When a firm decisive spirit is recognized, it is curious to see how the space clears around a man. and leaves him room and freedom.
Page 325 - The seamew scarcely dares to build his nest upon the heights, lest the tempest rock his cradle to the deep. No vessel ever cast an anchor there, or ventured near to rescue them that perish. Of all who go that way, not one returns ; for, ever as the rising tide flows in upon their path, and closes their retreat, those who are nigh to that tremendous passage, go into it, and perish. Be warned while it is day, for the night cometh in which no man can escape.
Page 13 - In this state she continued, and lost all her children, except one daughter, who was married to Scipio the younger, and two sons, Tiberius and Caius, whose lives we are now writing. These she brought up with such care, that though they were "without dispute in natural endowments and dispositions the first among the Romans of their time, yet they seemed to owe their virtues even more to their education than to their birth.

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