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India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
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Page 154 - I have often thought there has not been sufficient pains taken in finding out proper employments and diversions for the fair ones. Their amusements seem contrived for them, rather as they are women, than as they are reasonable creatures ; and are more adapted to the sex than to the species.
Page 85 - I do not only betray the inbred venom of my heart, by poisoning my common actions, but even my most religious performances also with sin. I cannot pray, but I sin ; I cannot hear, or preach a sermon, but I sin ; I cannot give an alms, or receive the sacrament, but I sin ; nay, I cannot so much as confess my sins, but my very confessions are still aggravations of them; my repentance needs to be repented of, my tears want washing, and the very washing of my tears needs still to be washed over again...
Page 134 - Certainly, it is heaven upon earth, to have a man's mind move in charity, rest in providence, and turn upon the poles of truth.
Page 101 - Father, keep them in thy name,' that we should be careless to keep ourselves. To our own safety, our own sedulity is required* And then blessed for ever and ever be that mother's child whose faith hath made him the child of God. The earth may shake, the pillars of the world may tremble under us, the countenance of the heaven may be appalled, the sun may lose his light, the moon her beauty, the stars their glory ; but concerning the man that trusteth in God, if the fire have...
Page 103 - Father?— Father ! in Christ we live, and Christ in Thee—- Eternal Thou, and everlasting we. The heir of heaven, henceforth I fear not death : In Christ I live ! in Christ I draw the breath Of the true life !— Let then earth, sea, and sky Make war against me ! On my front I show Their mighty master's seal.
Page 101 - ... if lions, beasts ravenous by nature, and keen with hunger, being set to devour, have, as it were, religiously adored the very flesh of the faithful man; what is there in the world that shall change his heart, overthrow his faith, alter his affection towards God, or the affection of God to him? If I be of this note, who shall make a separation between me and my God ? " Shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ?
Page 85 - I cannot give an alms or receive the Sacrament but I sin ; nay, I cannot so much as confess my sins, but my very confessions are still aggravations of them; my repentance needs to be repented of, my tears want washing, and the very washing of my tears needs still to be washed over again with the blood of my Redeemer. Thus, not only the worst of my sins, but even the best of my duties, speak me a child of Adam.
Page 205 - Soul a heaven-ward course must hold ; Beyond the visible world she soars to seek (For what delights the sense is false and weak) Ideal Form, the universal mould. The wise man, I affirm, can find no rest In that which perishes : nor will he lend His heart to aught which doth on time depend. "Tis sense, unbridled will, and not true love, That kills the soul: love betters what is best, Even here below, but more in Heaven above.
Page 139 - I have resolved to refresh their memories from day to day, till I have recovered them out of that desperate state of vice and folly, into which the age is fallen. The mind that lies fallow but a single day, sprouts up in follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous culture.
Page 101 - I know in whom I have believed ;" I am not ignorant whose precious blood hath been shed for me ; I have a shepherd full of kindness, full of care, and full of power ; unto him I commit myself ; his own finger hath engraven this sentence in the tables of my heart, " Satan hath desired to winnow thee as wheat, but I have prayed that thy faith fail not...