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Page 141 - But it is to be feared that parents in some cases, through a mistaken notion of the true method of giving youth a religious turn, often run into the extreme of surfeiting them with religious exercises, instead of labouring chiefly to enlighten and convince their understandings, and to form their tempers to obedience. The former, though noble and valuable helps appointed by Divine Wisdom for promoting virtue and goodness, may yet be so managed as to disgust a young mind and prejudice it against religion...
Page 188 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty ; Thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair ; Thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sit'st above these Heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works ; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Page 44 - If you have seen a man misbehave once, do not from thence conclude him a fool ; if you find he has been in a mistake in one particular, do not at once conclude him void of understanding : by that way of judging, you can entertain a favourable opinion of no man upon earth, nor even of yourself. - In mixed company, be readier to hear than to speak, and put people upon talking of what is in their own way ; for then you will both oblige them, and be most likely to improve by their conversation. Humanity...
Page 490 - Behold my servant, whom I uphold ; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth ; I have put my spirit upon him : he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Page 448 - Whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing ; and he doeth according to his will in the armies of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth...
Page 189 - Speak, ye who best can tell, ye sons of light, Angels ! for ye behold him, and with songs And choral symphonies, day without night, Circle his throne rejoicing : ye in heaven, On earth join all ye creatures to extol Him first, him last, him midst, and without end.
Page 158 - ... that he will seldom be widely out, or miss giving proof of a clear head, and a comprehensive knowledge. At least, this is the only way I know, to give the understanding its due improvement to the full extent of its capacity...
Page 438 - God is the God of the Gentiles, as well as of the Jews; and has concluded them all in unbelief, only that he might have mercy upon all.
Page 25 - As nothing is more provoking to some tempers than raillery, a prudent person will not always be satirically witty where he can, but only where he may without offence. For he will consider that the finest stroke of raillery is but a witticism; and that there is hardly any person so mean, whose good will is not preferable to the pleasure of a horse-laugh . — Burgh . Raillery is a mode of speaking in favor of one's wit against one's good nature.