Hints from a minister to his curate, for the management of his parish [by sir J. Stonhouse].

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Page 48 - Meditate upon these things ; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them : for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
Page 5 - Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
Page 3 - Time that you fliew the practical Ufes, of large Portions of Scripture at once : for Inftance, of a Parable, a Converfation, a Miracle of our blefled Lord; or a Narration concerning this or that other memorable Perfon, whether defervingof Praifeor Blame.
Page 42 - A PROCLAMATION, For the encouragement of piety and virtue, and for the preventing and punishing of vice, profaneness, and immorality.
Page ix - But ftill, if we only learn to value our function juftly, and love it fiacerely, we ihall be unfpeakably happier in difcharging the duties of it, than we poffibly can be in any thing elfe. The things in which the world places happinefs, are very trifles. We may plainly fee them to be fuch now, if we will ; and we fhall fee in a little time, whether we will or not...
Page vii - fend thee, to open their eyes, and to turn " them from darknefs to light, and from the
Page ix - OGOD, the proteaor of all that truft in Thee, without whom nothing is ftrong, nothing is holy; Increafe and multiply upon us Thy mercy; that, Thou being our ruler and guide, we may fo pafs through things temporal, that we finally lofe not the things eternal : Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jefus Chrift's fake our Lord.
Page 19 - Singers will either be weary in a While of what only Novelty recommended to them, or grow conceited and ungovernable, or die off, or be difperfed, and the Congregation will be left unable to fing in any Manner at all.
Page 3 - Proportion as .we overlook them, we (hall appear lefs to be Minifters of God's Word : and our People will have lefs Veneration for us, or for it, or for both. You may alfo in...
Page viii - Turn away from this (hocking fcene, and obferve on the right hand of the Son of man a faithful paftor. Poffibly his dying words were words of triumph and tranfport : " This is my rejoicing, the teftimony of " my confcience, that in fimplicity and godly fincerity^ " not with flefhly wifdom, but by the grace of God, " I have had my converfation in the world.

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