Winter Evenings: Or Lucubrations on Life and Letters, Svazek 2

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Strana 129 - 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 23 - 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 129 - Want is the scorn of every wealthy fool, And wit in rags is turn'd to ridicule.
Strana 186 - 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 52 - ... 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 21 - ... of families and honour of communities ; it teaches men to keep their words, that themselves may be secured in all their just interests, and to do good to others, that good may be done to them ; it forbids biting one another, that we may not be devoured by one another ; and commands obedience to superiors, that we may not be ruined in...
Strana 245 - ... all but superiority of virtue, will shortly cease; and that it is expressly declared, on the highest authority, that to whom much has been given, of him, much will be required; a declaration, which, if duly impressed, might afford comfort to the dunce, and cause the genius to tremble.
Strana 22 - ... by which God can be glorified : and, if wisdom, and mercy, and justice, and simplicity, and holiness, and purity, and meekness, and contentedness, and charity, be images of God and rays of Divinity, then that doctrine, in which all these shine so gloriously, and in which nothing else is ingredient, must needs be from God ; and that all this is true in the doctrine of Jesus, needs no other probation, but the reading the words.
Strana 20 - ... while the men are armed by love and prudence, and wise securities to stand with confidence and piety against talkings and intrigues of danger ; for by this way best, " Wisdom is justified of all her children.
Strana 146 - Dr. Home justly supposed that the admirers of Hume were more likely to be disabused of their error by the fear of derision, than by any force of argumentation. He has indeed derided both Hume and the Humists, as they affect to style themselves, with singular success. I only wish that the part of his book in which they are attacked could be universally introduced to their notice. It would operate as an antidote to the poison of the sceptic, unless indeed its genuine effect should be prevented by the...

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