Crito: Or, Essays on Various Subjects. ... (Google eBook)

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Messrs. Dodsley; Becket and de Hondt; White; Payne; and Cooke, 1766
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Page 209 - Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
Page 209 - VANITY of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun ? One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh : but the earth abideth for ever.
Page 209 - For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Page 209 - For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun? "For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
Page 263 - Now is the judgment of this world ; now is the prince of this world cast out, and I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Page 171 - Father of mercies ! why from silent earth Didst thou awake, and curse me into birth ? Tear me from quiet, ravish me from night, And make a thankless present of thy light ? Push into being a reverse of thee, And animate a clod with misery ? " The beasts are happy; they come forth, and keep Short watch on earth, and then lie down to sleep.
Page 209 - I have feen all the work« which are done under the fun, and behold all is vanity and vexation of fpirit.
Page 150 - Ever anxious concerning his private economy, ever in dread of bankruptcy and poverty, how should he apply a due attention to what is sufficient alone to engage the whole man, with the abilities of an angel, and undisturbed by every other solicitude !" — CBITO, Essays on various Subjects.
Page 62 - Complaifance, as long as the Crown can pay; and Mutiny, when it cannot ; and in general, that Motives of Self-Intereft will prove an improper and weak foundation for our Duty to our King and Country.
Page 217 - There ** are many evils in this world, and men feem ** impelled by a natural inftincl: to the practice " of thofe things which reafon condemns ; but " that eternal mind, from which all fpirits derive " their exiftence, muft be inacceffible to all kinds " of evil, and alfo of a moft perfect and bene...

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