The Christian's pattern: or, A treatise of the imitation of Jesus Christ, in four books, by Thomas ā Kempis, render'd into Engl. To which are added, Meditations and prayers, for sick persons. By G. Stanhope. [Another]

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A Ckriſtian muſt devote himſelf entirely to God before he can be happy
How to govern Ones ſelf in the Affairs of the World
Againſt too great Eagerneſs in Buſineſs
In Man dwelleth no good Thing
Of deſpiſing Worldly Honour
Happineſs is not to be had by the Facour or Friendbip of Men
Again Vain and Pompons Learning
Of Meddling zwith the World as little as may be
5 Of truſting in God when Men jpeak Ill of us
Nothing too mucb to ſuffer for Eternal Life
The Joys of Eternity and Miſeries of this preſent Life
of the Defire of Eternal Life and the Happinejs of them wk Arive manfully
An Act of Reſignation to God in Time of Adverſity
A Man muſt be contented with meaner Acts of Virtue when he is indiſpoſed for greater
A Man ſhould think Correction not Comfort bis due
The Grace of God dwelis not with worldlyminded Men
The different Motions of Nature and Grace
The Weakneſs of corrupt Nature and Efficacy of Divine Gran
Self Denial enjörced from Chriſts Example
Againſt Prying into Things too high for us and pretending
The Fourth Book
The Love of God to the Soul manifeſted in this Sacrament
The Pleaſures of Devout Communion
An Act of Preparation before the Sacrament
An A of SelfRefignation
The Benefit of Cbriis Body and Word
The Souls Defire of Union with Chrift
A Prayer for Relief in our Wants and Spiritual Diſtrelas
Of the Power of God and the Affections ariſing from thence
and the Penitential Sorrow reſulting from
Upon Recovery from Sicknes

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Page 11 - Through thee have I been holden up ever since I was born : thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb : my praise shall be always of thee.
Page 34 - I was in trouble. 13 I will offer unto thee fat burnt-sacrifices, with the incense of rams ; I will offer bullocks and goats. 14 O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God ; and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.
Page 34 - O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength : before I go hence, and be no more seen.
Page 233 - ... benefit. Caution in crediting, reserve in speaking, and revealing one's self to very few, are the best securities both of peace and a good understanding with the world, and of the inward peace of our own minds. Endeavouring to approve...
Page 34 - For the grave cannot praise Thee, death cannot celebrate Thee : they that go down to the pit cannot hope for Thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise Thee, as I do this day : the father to the children shall make known Thy truth.
Page 34 - Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame : and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a cloke. 29 As for me, I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth : and praise him...
Page 23 - Lord ; and the more the outward man decayeth, strengthen him, we beseech thee, so much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the inner man.
Page 276 - Thou art the end, the sum, the source of all good ; the perfection of life, the depth of wisdom and knowledge ; and hope in Thee is the surest, the most sensible support Thy servants can have in the miseries of this mortal life. To Thee therefore lift I up my eyes, O Father of Mercies, and lover of men. Comfort my soul in trouble, and purify it with Thy grace, that it may be a clean and holy habitation such as Thy glorious Majesty does not disdain to dwell in. Let no impurity be left in this temple...
Page 307 - As I live, faith the Lord, I have no pleafure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way, and live : Turn ye, turn ye from your wil -ways j for why -will ye die, O houfe of Ifrael.
Page 76 - If a man love Me, he will keep My words : and My Father will love him, and "We will come and make Our abode with him.

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