A Letter to William Wilberforce, Esq. on the Subject of His Late Publication

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Page 31 - And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone : for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it ; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Page 27 - He said unto them; An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him; Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up ? But he said; Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Page 27 - The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this.
Page 68 - Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter : for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thy heart may be forgiven thee. For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
Page 28 - But he faid, Nay; left while ye gather up the tares, ye root up alfo the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harveft ; and in the time of harveft I will fay to the reapers, Gather ye together firft the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them : but gather the wheat into my barn.
Page 39 - So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done unto you ? Ye call me Master and Lord ; and ye say well ; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet ; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Page 17 - Age bids me speak! nor shall the advice I bring Distaste the people, or offend the king: "Cursed is the man, and void of law and right, Unworthy property, unworthy light, Unfit for public rule, or private care, That wretch, that monster, who delights in war; Whose lust is murder, and whose horrid joy, To tear his country, and his kind destroy!
Page 37 - But it fhall not be fo among you: but whofoever will be great among you, let him be your minifter; and whofoever will be chief among you, let him be your fervant...
Page 30 - After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.
Page 27 - Another parable put he forth unto them, " faying : The kingdom of heaven is likened " unto a man, which fowed good feed in his " field : but, while men flept, his enemy " came and fowed tares among the wheat,

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