Of the Imitation of Christ; in Three Books: Tr. from the Latin of Thomas Kempis

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A. Shearman, jun., 1805 - 256 pages

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Page 89 - Then shall the righteous man stand in great boldness before the face of such as have afflicted him, and made no account of his labours. When they see it they shall be troubled with terrible fear, and shall be amazed at the strangeness of his salvation, so far beyond all that they looked for. And they repenting and groaning for anguish of spirit, shall say within themselves...
Page 124 - JESUS hath now many lovers of His heavenly kingdom, but few bearers of His cross.
Page 60 - Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate. For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
Page 190 - Lord, to deliver me; for, wretched that I am, what can I do, and whither shall I go without Thee...
Page 202 - I, even I, am he that comforteth you : who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass...
Page 136 - Be surety for thy servant for good: Let not the proud oppress me. 123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, And for the word of thy righteousness. 124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, And teach me thy statutes. 125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, That I may know thy testimonies.
Page 45 - O God, who art the truth, make me one with thee in everlasting charity.
Page 142 - This people draws near to me, they honour me with their lips, but their heart is far from me ; but in vain they worship me, teaching the commands and doctrines of men.
Page 97 - All the glory and beauty of Christ are manifested within, and there he delights to dwell; his visits there are frequent, his condescension amazing, his conversation sweet, his comforts refreshing, and the peace that he brings passeth all understanding.
Page 75 - No man can safely go abroad, that does not love to stay at home ; no man can safely speak, that does not willingly hold his tongue ; no man can safely govern, that would not cheerfully become subject ; no man can safely command, that has not truly learned to obey ; and no man can safely rejoice, but he that has the testimony of a good conscience.

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