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" Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too ; affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men. "
Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle - Page 124
1851
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A Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons

John Albert Broadus - Preaching - 1894 - 514 pages
...following picture has become famous : His tiaster strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere: In doctrine uncorrupt: in...decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture; much impressed Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May...
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A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia

Robert Baylor Semple - Baptists - 1894 - 536 pages
...incomparably more valuable. ' Cowper's description of a Christian minister is realized in Mr. Mason : " Simple, grave, sincere, In doctrine uncorrupt; in...Decent, solemn, chaste And natural in gesture. Much impressed Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May...
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The People's Bible: Discourses Upon Holy Scripture, Volume 24

Joseph Parker - Bible - 1887
...himself direct me. I would trace His master strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ! In doctrine, uncorrupt ; in language, plain ; And plain in manner ; decorous, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impressed Himself, as conscious of his awful...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1178 pages
...near. /. COWPEB— The Yearly Distress. St. 2. Would I describe a preacher, ****** I would express him 1 .1 g. COWPEB— The Task. Bk. II. L. 394. Go forth and preach impostures to the world, But give them truth...
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The Task: With Tirocinium, and Selections from the Minor Poems, A.D. 1784-1799

William Cowper - 1896 - 283 pages
...design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere; In doctrine un corrupt; in language plain, 400 And plain in manner; decent, solemn, chaste And natural in gesture ; much impressed Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May...
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The King's Messenger, Or, Lawrence Temple's Probation: A Story of Canadian Life

William Henry Withrow - Canada - 1897 - 177 pages
...arena in which immortal beings were working out their eternal destiny. CHAPTER XL THE MAIDEN SERMON. " In doctrine uncorrupt, in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chastb, And natural in gesture ; much impressed Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And auxious...
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Selections from the Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1898 - 243 pages
...design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain, 400 And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impressed Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May...
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The Methodist Churches of Toronto: A History of the Methodist Denomination ...

Thomas Edward Champion - Church buildings - 1899 - 388 pages
...the poet Cowper sets forth in the following lines : " Simple, grave, sincere, In doctrine incorrupt, in language plain, And plain in manner, decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impressed Himself, as conscious of his awful charge ; And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: The Bee and Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1900
...preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own — ***** I would express him simple, grave, sincere; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in...well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men." COWPER, "The Task," bk. ii. But to attempt such noble heights belongs only to the truly great or the...
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The task, and minor poems [ed.] by E. Lee

William Cowper - 1900
...design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain, 400 And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impressed Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May...
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