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Farewell Discourses, Delivered at South Place Chapel, Finsbury, London ...
Moncure Daniel Conway
No preview available - 2018
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Page 150 - Orpheus with his lute made trees, And the mountain-tops that freeze, Bow themselves, when he did sing : To his music, plants and flowers Ever sprung : as sun and showers There had made a lasting spring.
Page 30 - Raca, shall be in danger of the council : but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Page 138 - Ay, but to die, and go we know not where ; To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot ; This sensible warm motion to become • A kneaded clod...
Page 40 - The catechism says that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever, which of course is applicable mainly to God as seen in his works.
Page 150 - Every thing that heard him play, Even the billows of the sea, Hung their heads, and then lay by. In sweet music is such art, Killing care and grief of heart Fall asleep, or hearing die.
Page 138 - To be imprison'd in the viewless winds, And blown with restless violence round about The pendent world ; or to be worse than worst Of those, that lawless and incertain thoughts Imagine howling ! — 'tis too horrible ! The weariest and most loathed worldly life, That age, ach, penury, and imprisonment Can lay on nature, is a paradise To what we fear of death.
Page 13 - In punishment (?) by the cross (was) the suffering of this (one) : (He) who is the true Christ and God above, and Guide for ever pure.
Page 117 - On the other hand, the sentence of the law is to the moral sentiment of the public in relation to any offence what a seal is to hot wax. It converts into a permanent final judgment what might otherwise be a transient sentiment.
Page 92 - Both believe that God made the world in six days and rested on the seventh; that he made a perfect man and woman, and was so mad because they disobeyed his orders that he cursed them both, and cursed all their descendants as well; that, as years went by, he grew madder and madder—more disappointed in his job, and finally drowned all the people on Earth, but eight.