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" To Good and Evil equal bent, I'm both a Devil and a Saint. "
Gospel sonnets; or, Spiritual songs: In six parts. 1. The believer's ... - Page 154
by Ralph Erskine - 1750 - 270 pages
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Gospel sonnets: or, Spiritual songs, in six parts ... concerning creation ...

Ralph Erskine - English poetry - 1751 - 264 pages
...Example I .adduce, you may read, 'Page 153^, Stanza \ith, Branch sd ivbere the Words are, . •t . To good and Evil equal bent, % I'm both a Devil and a Saint. Here the Reader may notice, That, the Subject fpoken of is the Believer, or the Saint his old and -new...
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Gospel Sonnets: Or, Spiritual Songs, in Six Parts ... Concerning Creation ...

Ralph Erskine - 1793 - 371 pages
...Thofe that be planted in the houfe of the Lord, fhall flourifh in the courts ofour God. They fhall u As all amphibious creatures do, I live in land and water too e : . To good and evil equal bent f, I'm both a devil g, and a faint b. '. While fome men who on earth...
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Gospel sonnets: or, Spiritual songs. In six parts ... Concerning creation ...

Ralph Erskine - 1806 - 324 pages
...n, 12. The other example I adduce, you may read, Part III. Seft. ii. verfe 47, where the words are, To good and evil equal bent, I'm both a devil and a l'aint. Here the reader may notice, that the fubjocT: fpoken of is the BEL1EVER, or the faint's old...
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The holy Bible, from the authorized tr., with a comm. and critical notes by ...

Adam Clarke - 1817
...God's servants or the devil's slaves. It cannot be as a good mistaken man has endeavoured to sing : " To good and evil, equal bent, " I'm both a devil and a saint." F know not whether it be possible to paint the utter pre« talonee of sin in stronger colours than...
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The Gospel magazine, and theological review. Ser. 5. Vol. 3, no. 1-July 1874

1859
...; that which is born from beneath, that which is born from above. Hence blessed Erskine sings — " To good and evil equal bent, I'm both a devil and a saint." But mark, though it is a desperate warfare, and a ceaseless warfare, the issue is by no means doubtful....
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The Christian's Instructor Instructed: Containing Remarks Upon a Late ...

Noah Levings - 1827 - 237 pages
...time ! ! This divinity brings to mind some lines in an old book entitled " The Gospel Sonnets." — " As all amphibious creatures do, I live in land and...and evil equal bent, I'm both a devil and a saint." But our author attempts to establish his doctrine, that the genuine Christian is really sinful and...
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The Oberlin Quarterly Review, Volume 3

Philosophy - 1847
...and advocates. As a specimen take the following morceau: " As all amphibious creatures do, I live on land, and water too, To good and evil equal bent, I'm both a devil and a saint." We do not claim to have read this delectable effusion. It was repeated to us by a friend, as part of...
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Gospel Sonnets; Or, Spiritual Songs: In Six Parts. Concerning Creation and ...

Ralph Erskine - English poetry - 1849 - 542 pages
...treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously. As all amphibious creatures do, I live in land and water too : ? To good and evil equal bent, f I 'in both a devil, .'/ and a saint. A While some men who on earth are gods, » Are with the God...
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The Gospel standard, or Feeble Christian's support

Religion - 1849
...complete in him ! Not in ourselves ; 0 no! self in myself I hate, and I can truly say, with Erskine, " To good and evil equal bent, I'm both a devil and a saint." . ;' 1 find to this day that the old man is corrupt, and can do nothing but sin against God and Christ,...
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The centre and circle of evangelical religion

Richard Poole - 1852
...? would be answered, — " Too bad for heaven, too good for hell, My curious name is hard to tell ; To good and evil equal bent, I'm both a devil and a saint ! " Such a contradictory description of the saint may comport with erroneous views of scripture, and...
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