Cambridge in the Seventeenth Century ...: Nicholas Ferrar

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Page 351 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath left power to His Church to absolve all sinners who truly repent and believe in Him, of His great mercy forgive thee thine offences : And by His authority committed to me, I absolve thee from all thy sins, in the Name of the Father,
Page 200 - Love not sleep, lest thou, come to poverty. Open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. He that spendeth his time— Seest thou a man diligent in his business, he shall stand before kings. The industrious man hath no leisure to sin; and the idle man hath no power to avoid sin.
Page 332 - To justify their allowing a part of their time to such mechanic arts, he put them in mind of that passage in the Psalm 3 : Blessed are all they that fear the Lord and walk in His ways, for thou shalt eat the labour of 1 Ephes. v. 4.
Page 387 - those who say amidst their sickly healths Thou livest by rule. What doth not so but man ? Houses are built by rule, and commonwealths. Entice the trusty sun, if that you can, From his ecliptic line ; beckon the sky. Who lives by rule then, keeps good company. Herbert's Church-Porch, st. 23. APPENDIX. PRINCIPAL CONTENTS.
Page 323 - By his order the reading-pew and pulpit were a little distant from each other, and both of an equal highth : for he would often say, They should neither have a precedency or priority of the other; but that praying and preaching, being equally useful, might agree like brethren, and have an equal honour and estimation."—Walton's Life of
Page i - soft wings, stuck with soft flowers: And when life's sweet fable ends, His soul and body part like friends: No quarrels, murmurs, no delay ; A kiss, a sigh, and so away ? This rare one, reader, wouldst thou see ? Hark hither, and thyself be he.
Page 95 - to keep us that happiness the parish had of him: and often in the week he was pleased to afford Mr. Ferrar his good company, who wonderfully joyed in it. He preached his funeral sermon (whereat were many hundreds of persons), whose text was: Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season. Job v. 26.
Page 178 - 7, (Hath Romeo slain himself? say thou but I, And that bare vowel I shall poison more Than the death-darting eye of cockatrice, &c.) 1 " He said to Mr. Duncon, ' Sir, I see by your habit that you are a priest, and I desire you to pray with me,' which being granted, Mr. Duncon asked him, ' What prayers ?' to which Mr. Herbert's answer was,
Page 166 - 0, Sir, the prayers of my mother the Church of England; no other prayers are equal to them; but at this time I beg you to pray only the litany, for I am weak and faint.'"—Walton's Life of Herbert,
Page i - A well-cloth'd soul, that's not opprest Nor chokt with what she should be drest ? Whose soul's sheath'd in a crystal shrine, Through which all her bright features shine, As when a piece of wanton lawn, A thin aerial vail is drawn, O'er Beauty's face; seeming to hide, More sweetly

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