The Listener, Volume 2

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Latimer and Company, 1832

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Page 58 - ... 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 41 - Then crown'd again their golden harps they took, Harps ever tuned, that glittering by their side 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 58 - God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of my life.
Page 245 - ... with it contentedly, being very well pleased that he had not been left to his own choice, as to the kind of evils which fell to his lot.
Page 22 - 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 108 - 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 224 - 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 158 - 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 149 - said James ; ' but then I have, or something pretty much like it ; for I saw the gardener, over yonder, cutting off the head of a young pear-tree, and he told me he was going to make it bear apples.
Page 239 - ... else. As soon, therefore, as children begin to converse, it is most likely to be about themselves or something that belongs to them : and to the rapid growing of this unwatched habit, may probably be attributed the ridiculous and offensive egotism of many persons in conversation, who in conduct prove that their feelings and affections are by no means self-engrossed.

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