Essays Upon Several Moral Subjects ... (Google eBook)

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D. Brown, 1705 - Conduct of life
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Page 202 - His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed. Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming, I should have received mine own with usury.
Page 257 - But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Page 194 - Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth ! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
Page 236 - ... serviceableness of business, and the use it has in the world, which makes an employment honourable. And can any thing compare with the Apostles in this particular? Were they not to form and instruct the Church, and to govern the most noble society upon earth ? Were they not to publish the Mysteries of Redemption, the offers of the New Covenant, and the glories of the other world ? . . . . Fire in the figure of tongues sat upon the heads of each of them. This was an emblem of the gift of languages,...
Page 17 - If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, 0 king. But if not, be it known unto thee, 0 king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Page 39 - Intereftbut its own, and is a perfect Stranger to Humanity. Revenge when improv'd into Habit and Inclination, is the Temper of a Tyrant : 'Tis a ftrong Competition of Pride and Cruelty : Impatient .of the leaft Provocation, and unconcern'd at the Mifchief of a return. Now he that's fenfible of no Evil, but what he feels, has a hard Heart:, and he that can fpare no Kindnefs from himfelf, has a narrow Soul. A Temper that's generous and humane, is willing to overlook, to excufe, and wait for better...
Page 266 - ... Kindnefs of their Acquaintance. Solitude is a great Relief in fuch Circumftances : They are glad to get clear of the Crowd for Air and Breathing, and to have their Motion a little better at liberty. To withdraw upon the Score of Religion, is a Reafon ftill higher than the reft. To...
Page 137 - For yee are bought with a price : therefore glorifie God in your body, and in your spirit, which are Gods.
Page 132 - Whore, nor the Price of a Dog, into the Houfe of the Lord thy God, for any Vow : For even both thefe are an Abomination unto the Lord thy God. And in the bev.
Page 245 - ... bright as the flame. .... This was a glorious attestation, this must needs make their commission undisputed, and their character indelible. Should a ^Prince be proclaimed from the sky, anointed out of the Ampoul, and crowned by an Angel, his authority could not be more visible. ... I can't help saying, that, in my opinion, a Prince made but a lean figure in comparison with an Apostle. What is the magnificence of palaces, the richness of furniture, the quality of attendance, what is all this to...

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