The doctrine of the passions explained and improved. Or, A brief and comprehensive scheme of the natural affections of mankind (Google eBook)

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Page 172 - But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
Page iii - He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Page 175 - Be ye angry, and sin not : let not the sun go down upon your wrath : neither give place to the devil.
Page 147 - ... understood, he expressed precepts and mysteries which otherwise were not to be understood. 3. Thus when our blessed Saviour delivers the precept of charity and forgiveness, he uses this expression, " When thou bringest thy gift unto the altar, and there rememberest that thou hast any thing against thy brother, leave thy gift at the altar, go and be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Page 174 - The discretion of a man deferreth his anger ; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
Page 175 - Charity fuffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itfclf, is not puffed up, doth not behave itfelf unfeemly, feeketh not her own, is not eafily provoked, thinketh no evil, rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth : beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Page 175 - Put on therefore {as the eleff of God, holy and beloved] bowels of mercies, kindnefs, humblenefs of mind, meeknefs, long-fuffering: forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel againft any ; even as Chrift forgave you, fo alfo do ye.
Page 138 - ... you. Not only learn the art of neglecting injuries at the time you receive them, but let them grow less and less every moment, till they die out of your mind.
Page 55 - ... when joy has so long possessed the mind that it is settled into a temper, we call it cheerfulness ; when we rejoice upon the account of any good which others obtain, it may be called sijm/iat/n/ or congratulation.
Page 137 - Let your desires and aversions to the common objects and occurrences in this life be but few and feeble, make it your daily business to moderate your aversions and desires, and to govern them by reason. This will guard you against many a ruffle of spirit, both of anger and sorrow. WATTS

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