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Page 31 - Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
Page 32 - The sea is his, and he made it; and his hands prepared the dry land. 6 O come, let us worship and fall down, and kneel before the LORD our Maker. 7 For he is the Lord our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Page 31 - In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
Page 24 - I have been for some time unsettled and distracted : my mind is disturbed with a thousand perplexities of doubt and vanities of imagination, which hourly prevail upon me, because I have no opportunities of relaxation or diversion. I am sometimes ashamed to think, that I could not secure myself from vice, but by retiring from the exercise of virtue ; and begin to suspect that I was rather impelled by resentment, than led by devotion, into solitude.
Page 23 - To him that lives well," answered the hermit, "every form of life is good ; nor can I give any other rule for choice, than to remove from all apparent evil.
Page 34 - ... afforded to their preservation by short-hand. Were the operations of those who are professionally engaged in exercising this art to be suspended but for a single week, a blank would be left in the political and judicial history of our country, an impulse would be wanting to the public mind, and the nation would be taught to feel and acknowledge the important purposes it answers in the great business of life.
Page 31 - A wise man will hear, and will increase learning : and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels : to understand a proverb, and the interpretation ; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Page 19 - Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours ; And ask them, what report they bore to heaven ; And how they might have borne more welcome news.
Page 35 - The close attention requisite in following the voice of the speaker induces habits of patience, perseverance, and watchfulness, which will gradually extend themselves to other pursuits and avocations, and at length inure the writer to exercise them on every occasion in life. When writing in public, it will also be absolutely...