The improvement of the mind: The second part. Containing various remarks and rules about the communication of useful knowledge. To which is added, a discourse on the education of children and youth. By Isaac Watts, Part 4

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printed for T. Longman; C. Dilly, F. and C. Rivington, W. Otridge and Son, J. Matthews, and Vernor and Hood, 1795 - 315 pages
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Page 285 - Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard : I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.
Page 266 - He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
Page 314 - Wilt thou leave such a poor creature, bewildered among a thousand perplexities which are raised by the various opinions and contrivances of men, to explain thy divine truth ? " Help me, heavenly Father, for I am quite tired and weary of these human explainings, so various and uncertain. When wilt thou explain it to me thyself...
Page 267 - Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Page 248 - Here love his golden shafts employs, here lights His constant lamp, and waves his purple wings, Reigns here and revels ; not in the bought smile Of harlots, loveless, joyless, unendeared, Casual fruition ; nor in court amours, Mixed dance, or wanton mask, or midnight ball, Or serenade, which the starved lover sings To his proud fair, best quitted with disdain...
Page 227 - He, that distributes crowns and thrones, Hangs on a tree, and bleeds, and groans ; The Prince of Life resigns his breath ; The King of Glory bows to death.
Page 248 - Of human ofspring, fole propriety In Paradife of all things common elfe. By thee adult'rous luft was driv'n from men Among the beftial herds to range; by thee Founded in reafon, loyal, juft, and pure, 755 Relations dear, and all the charities Of father, fon, and brother firft were known. Far be...
Page 226 - My little skiff that skims the shores, With half a sail, and two short oars, Provides me food in gentler waves : But if they gape in watery graves, I trust...
Page 253 - Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.
Page 297 - Thou fhalt not make to thyfelf any graven image, nor the likenefs of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth.

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