Lives of eminent persons. Letters. Prayers. Index

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Nichols and Son, 1801
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Page 443 - ALMIGHTY God, merciful Father, in whose hands are life and death, sanctify unto me the sorrow which I now feel. Forgive me whatever I have done unkindly to my mother, and whatever I have omitted to do kindly. Make me to remember her good precepts and good example, and to reform my life according to thy holy word, that I may lose no more opportunities of good.
Page 428 - ... stroke, and that my speech was taken from me. I had no pain, and so little dejection in this dreadful state, that I wondered at my own apathy, and considered that perhaps death itself, when it should come, would excite less horrour than seems now to attend it.
Page 423 - You willing in a short time to alleviate your trouble by some other exercise of the mind. I am not without my part of the calamity. No death since that of my Wife has ever oppressed me like this. But let us remember that we are in the hands of him who knows when to give, and when to take away, who will look upon us with mercy through all our variations of existence, and who invites us to call on him in the day of trouble. Call upon him in this great revolution of life, and call with confidence. You...
Page 352 - Monboddo's, the Scotch Judge, who has lately written a strange book about the origin of language, in which he traces monkeys up to men, and says that in some countries the human species have tails like other beasts. He inquired for these long-tailed men of Banks, and was not well pleased that they had not been found in all his peregrination. He talked nothing of this to me...
Page 303 - CHRISTIANITY; men may fometimes eagerly difpute, and yet not differ much from one another : the rigorous perfecutors of error, should, therefore, enlighten their zeal with knowledge, and temper their orthodoxy with CHARITY; that CHARITY, without which orthodoxy is vain...
Page 214 - He seemed not at first much affected by her death, but in a few days lost his sleep and his appetite, which he never recovered ; but after having lingered about two years, with many...
Page 428 - I then wrote a card to Mr. Allen, that I might have a discreet friend at hand to act as occasion should require. In penning this note I had some difficulty ; my hand, I knew not how nor why, made wrong letters.
Page 335 - Ashbourne in the Peak. Let not the barren name of the Peak terrify you ; I have never wanted strawberries and cream. The great bull has no disease but age. I hope in time to be like the great bull ; and hope you will be like him too a hundred years hence.
Page 366 - The return of my birth-day, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.
Page 421 - The King said in council, that the magistrates had not done their duty, but that he would do his own; and a proclamation was published, directing us to keep our servants within doors, as the peace was now to be preserved by force. The soldiers were sent out to different parts, and the town is now at quiet.

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