Some Passages in the Life and Death of John Earl of Rochester,

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W. Lowndes, no. 77, Fleet-street., 1787 - Bible - 144 pages
 

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Page 24 - ... for five years together he was continually drunk : not all the while under the visible effect of it, but his blood was so inflamed, that he was not in all that time cool enough to be perfectly master of himself.
Page 117 - For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away ; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.
Page 132 - I am now appearing to be judged. That, from the bottom of my soul, I detest and abhor the whole course of my former wicked life ; that I think I can never sufficiently admire the goodness of God, who has given me a true sense of my pernicious opinions and vile practices, by which I have hitherto lived without hope, and without God in the world ; have been an open enemy to Jesus Christ, doing the utmost despite to the Holy Spirit of grace.
Page 118 - I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
Page 118 - When he slew them, then they sought him ; and they returned and inquired early after God, and they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer. Nevertheless, they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues. For their heart was not right with him, neither were they steadfast in his covenant.
Page 31 - To this he answered, a man could not write with life, unless he were heated by revenge : for to make a satire without resentments, upon the cold notions of philosophy, was as if a man would in cold blood, cut men's throats who had never offended him : and he said, the lies in these libels came often in as ornaments that could not be spared without spoiling the beauty of the poem.
Page 28 - Warre reproving him for his superstition, he said he was confident he was to die before morning; but, he being in perfect health, it was not much minded. It was Saturday night, and he was to preach next day. He went to his chamber, and...
Page 95 - THUS he lived, and thus he died, in the three and thirtieth year of his age. Nature had fitted him for great things, and his knowledge and observation qualified him to have been one of the most extraordinary men, not only of his nation, but of the age he lived in : and I do verily believe, that if God had thought fit to have continued him longer in the world, he had been the wonder and delight of all that knew him.
Page 28 - Warre, his mother-in-law's house. The chaplain had dreamt that such a day he should die ; but being by all the family put out of the belief of it, he had almost forgot it: till the evening before at supper, there being thirteen at table, according to a fond conceit that one of these must soon die, one of the young ladies pointed to him, that he was to die. He remembering his dream fell into some disorder ; and the lady Warre reproving him for his superstition...
Page 80 - So that, though in his body he suffered extreme pain for some weeks, yet the agonies of his mind sometimes swallowed up the sense of what he felt in his body. He told me, and gave it me in charge to tell it to one for whom he was much concerned, that, though there were nothing to come after this life, yet all the pleasures he had ever known in sin were not worth that torture he had felt in his mind.

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