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Strana 108 - Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe the' enlivening spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast.
Strana 13 - What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? 6. Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs? 7. Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; 8.
Strana 233 - At the close of the last century, and the commencement of the present...
Strana 160 - They will either teach you so to regulate your conduct as to be able to set the most malicious inquiries at defiance ; or, if that be a lost hope, they will teach you prudence enough not to attract the public attention to a character which will only pass without censure when it passes without observation.
Strana 218 - It is well seen, O God, how thou goest : how thou, my God and King, goest in the sanctuary. 25 The singers go before, the minstrels follow after : in the midst are the damsels playing with the timbrels.
Strana 39 - ... to the great question. His studies, being honest, ended in conviction. He found that religion was true, and what he had learned he endeavoured to teach (1747) by " Observations on the Conversion of St. Paul ;" a treatise to which infidelity has never been able to fabricate a specious answer.
Strana 11 - ... command every virtue ; it teaches us with ease to mortify those affections which reason durst scarce reprove, because she hath not strength enough to conquer, and it does create in us those virtues which reason of herself never knew, and after they are known, could never approve sufficiently : it is a doctrine in which nothing is superfluous or burdensome, nor yet is there any thing wanting which can procure happiness to mankind, or by which God can be glorified...
Strana 10 - An Instance of moral Demonstration, or a Conjugation of Probabilities, proving that the Religion of Jesus Christ is from God. THIS discourse, of all the disputables in the world, shall require the fewest things to be granted; even nothing but what was evident, even nothing but the very subject of the question, viz. That there was such a man as Jesus Christ, that he pretended such things and...
Strana 11 - God and nature intended, and only restrains the excrescencies of nature, and forbids us to take pleasure in that which is the only entertainment of devils, in murders and revenges, malice and spiteful words and actions; it permits corporal pleasures, where they can best minister to health and societies, to...