An Autumn Dream: Thoughts in Verse on the Intermediate State of Happy Spirits, to which are Appended, Collections from Various Authors, on the Separate State and on the Immateriality of Mind, with a Dissertation on the Opinions Cited Concerning the Mind of the Lower Animals

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William Ball, 1837 - Religious poetry - 327 pages
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Page 322 - ... that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he be not far from every one of us : For in him we live, and move and have our being ; as certain also of your own poets [have said, for we are also his offspring.
Page 243 - Now He that hath wrought us for the self-same thing is GOD, Who also hath given unto us the earnest of the SPIRIT.
Page 146 - God*" spoken by the tongues of men and angels; and the blessed spirits in heaven cease not from saying night and day their "Tpurayiov, their song of glory "to Him that sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb, for ever and ever...
Page 279 - It seems as evident to me that they do, some of them, in certain instances reason, as that they have sense ; but it is only in particular ideas, just as they received them from their senses.
Page 158 - Can a woman forget her sucking child, That she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, Yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands ; Thy walls are continually before me.
Page 293 - The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.
Page 304 - ... For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no pre-eminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
Page 46 - As may express them best ; though what if earth Be but the shadow of heaven, and things therein Each to other like, more than on earth is thought...
Page 291 - Nothing can be more express — away with vulgar prejudices, and let the plain word of God take place. They 'shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into glorious liberty ' — even a measure according as they are capable — of the ' liberty of the children of God.
Page 194 - ... still more, and so on, until, long before the close of the sermon, it often happened that a considerable portion of the congregation were seen standing — every eye directed to the preacher, yet now and then for a moment glancing from one to the other, thus transmitting and reciprocating thought and feeling: — Mr.

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