Christ's Tears Over Jerusalem; Whereunto Is Annexed a Comparative Admonition to London

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General Books LLC, 2012 - 56 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 Excerpt: ...the isle of Paphos, where there never fell rain; there is a place within you called your hearts, where no drops of the dew of grace can have access. Your days are as swift as a post, yea, swifter than a weaver's shuttle they fly and see no good thing: yet, fly you swifter to hell than they. Veniunt anni ut eant, (saith Austine) non veniunt ut stant; years come, that they may travel on, and not stand still: passing by us they spoil us, and lay us open to the tyranny of a cruel enemy, Death. O, if we love so this miserable and finite life, how ought we to love that celestial and infinite life, where we shall enjoy all pleasures so plentiful, that ambition shall have nothing overplus to work on. 1 Matth. 11. Here we labour, drudge, and moil; yet for all our labouring, drudging, and moiling, cannot number the things we lack. We are never long at ease, but some cross or other afflicteth us. As the earth is compassed round with waters, so are we, the inhabitants thereof, compassed round with woes. We see great men die, strong men die, witty men die, fools die, rich merchants, poor artificers, ploughmen, gentlemen, high-men, low-men, wearish-men, grossmen, and the fairest complexioned men die, yet we persuade ourselves we shall never die Or if we do not so persuade ourselves, why prepare we not to die? Why do we reign as gods on the earth, that are to be eaten with worms? Should a man, with Xerxes, but enter into this conceit with himself, that as he sees one old man carried to burial, so within threescore years not one of all our glistering courtiers, not one of all our fair ladies, not one of all out stout soldiers and captains, not one of all this age throughout the world should be left, what a damp and deadly terror would it strike! Temples of stone and marble...

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