Religious Characteristics

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William Blackwood, 1827 - Christianity - 303 pages
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Page 79 - Eve; heaven is for thee too high To know what passes there; be lowly wise: Think only what concerns thee, and thy being; Dream not of other worlds; what creatures there Live in what state, condition, or degree; Contented that thus far hath been reveal'd Not of earth only, but of hig-hest heaven.
Page 17 - Which men call Earth, and, with low-thoughted care, Confined and pester'd in this .pinfold here, Strive to keep up a frail and feverish being, Unmindful of the crown that Virtue gives, After this mortal change, to her true servants Amongst the enthroned gods on sainted seats.
Page 119 - He who loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how shall he love God whom he hath not seen ? You, Mr.
Page 201 - Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble minds) To scorn delights, and live laborious days...
Page 81 - ... of wise and pithy saws which, to the number of between four and five thousand, were collected from all ancient literature by the industry of Erasmus in his great folio of Adages. As we turn over these pages of old time, we almost feel that those are right who tell us that everything has been said ; that the thing that has been is the thing that shall be, and that there is no new thing under the sun.
Page 259 - The last great age, foretold by sacred rhymes, Renews its finished course : Saturnian times Roll round again ; and mighty years, begun From their first orb, in radiant circles run.
Page 212 - And, seeing ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven, Unless you be possess'd with devilish spirits, You cannot but forbear to murder me.
Page 99 - ... obey him in public and in private. This great virtue is the first trait in the moral character of St. Paul ; and it is absolutely necessary to the Christian character in general, since it is that parent of all virtues, to which God has given the promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.

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