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Page 56 - ... 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 241 - ... with it contentedly, being very well plea-sed that he had not been left to his own choice as to the kind of evils which fell to his lot.
Page 38 - 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 20 - 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 251 - 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 156 - 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 182 - ... in the gay crowd. She describes I fear but too correctly the characters 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 106 - Yl since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate a thing, 'Tis gone if it but look upon itself: And she who ventures to believe it hers, Proves by that single thought she has it not.
Page 220 - 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.