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THE RICH AND PRECIOUS JEWEL OF GOD'S
THE ART OF HEARING.
AND PASSAGES ON MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS.
BEING SELECTIONS FROM THE WRITINGS OF Dean Addison, Btshop Babington, Dr. Barrow, Br. Bates, Thomas Becon, John Bradford, Bishop Coverdale, Kalpb Cudworth, Edward Dering, Dr. Donne,
Lathong Farindon, Sir Matthew pale, Bishop pall, Richard Rooker,
Bishop Dooper, Bishop Dopkins, Roger Dutchinson, Bishop Jewell,
Archbishop Sandys, Denry Smith, John Smith, Dr. South,
Bishop Quilkins, and George Twitter.
The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.- Habak. ii., 14.
We say “Lo, here is Christ,” and “Lo, there is Christ,” in these and these opinions; whereas, in truth, Christ is neither here, nor there, nor anywhere, but where the Spirit of Christ, where the life of Christ is.—Ralph Cudworth.
So long as God hath not taken away thy praying, He hath not taken away His mercy.—Henry Smith.
He that stands in a place, and does not the duty of that place, is but a statue in that place, and but a statue without an inscription ; posterity shall not know him, nor read who he was.- Dr. Donne.
OXFORD AND LONDON: JOHN HENRY AND JAMES PARKER. BIRMINGHAM; HENRY WRIGHT, NEW STREET,
It was originally intended to publish "GOLDEN WORDS in three or four numbers, but it has since been thought advisable to bring out the volume in a complete form without further delay, and thus to meet the wishes of many readers of the first part, who have expressed their approval of the plan and their interest in the success of the work.
The Compiler is now enabled to finish a task which has been to him “A labour of love,” and in the performance of which he has had one leading object in view—to make the book as useful as possible, by selecting passages having a direct bearing upon Christian duties and privileges, and capable, in most cases, of a personal application.
“GOLDEN WORDS" will, it is hoped, be found by many to be a store-house of good things—of faithful counsel and loving exhortation, and a monitor which may be consulted with advantage at all times by those who desire to set forth in their daily life the true and beautiful features of a Christian character.
These selections have been principally made from the works of Divines of part of the fifteenth and of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries-of those, generally, who, to use the words of Mr. WILLMOTT in the preface to his admirable volume, Bishop Jeremy Taylor, a Biography,