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Society for promoting Christian knowledge, 1880 - Great Britain - 287 pages

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Page 199 - Neither too mean, nor yet too gay, Shows who is best : Outlandish looks may not compare ; For all they either painted are, Or else undrest.
Page 26 - Now, as he preached in the aforesaid province, it happened that the king himself, having been catechised, was baptized together with his people, and Oswald, the most holy and victorious king of the Northumbrians, being present, received him as he came forth from baptism, and by an alliance most pleasing and acceptable to God, first adopted him, thus regenerated, for his son, and then took his daughter in marriage.
Page 199 - She wholly goes on th' other side, And nothing wears. But, dearest Mother (what those miss), The mean thy praise and glory is, And long may be. Blessed be God, whose love it was To double-moat thee with his grace, And none but thee.
Page 200 - Herbert in wit and accurate composure; but as Seneca takes with me above all his contemporaries, because he speaketh things by words, feelingly and seriously, like a man that is past jest; so Herbert speaks to God like one that really believeth a God, and whose business in the world is most with God. Heart-work and Heaven-work make up his books...
Page 206 - January, 1641, into every county " for the defacing, demolishing, and quite taking away of all images, altars, or tables turned altarwise, crucifixes, superstitious pictures, monuments, and reliques of idolatry out of all churches and chapels.
Page 77 - For there he erected extensive edifices, at vast cost, and with surpassing beauty; the courses of stone being so correctly laid that the joint deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine that the whole wall is composed of a single block.
Page 177 - But it will be a plague to the posterity, it will be the decay and desolation of God's church. Young men which are toward and learned see this. They see that he which feedeth the flock hath least part of the milk ; he which goeth a warfare hath not half his wages. Therefore they are weary and discouraged, they change their studies : some become prentices, some turn to physic, some to law : all shun and flee the ministry.
Page 49 - He lived solely for the good of his people. He is the first instance in the history of Christendom of the Christian king, of a ruler who put aside every personal aim or ambition to devote himself to the welfare of those whom he ruled. So long as he lived he strove " to live worthily ;" but in his mouth a life of worthiness meant a life of justice, temperance, self-sacrifice.
Page 192 - You may please to take notice that in most parishes in Wiltshyre, Dorsetshire, and the westerne partes, there is still a Puritane and an honest man chosen churchwardens together.
Page 48 - So clean it was ruined amongst the English people, that there were very few on this side the Humber who could understand their service in English, or declare forth an epistle out of Latin into English ; and I think that there were not many beyond Humber.

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