The rule and exercises of holy living. (By I. Taylor). [Followed by] The rule and exercises of holy dying. [2 pt. With a general title-leaf reading The rule and exercise of holy living and of holy dying. Pt. is of the 1680 ed. The 2 large engravings are mutilated].
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Page 310 - WE praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlasting. To thee, all Angels cry aloud; the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.
Page 311 - Lord, save thy people, and bless thine heritage. Govern them and lift them up for ever. Day by day we magnify thee, and we worship thy name ever world without end. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin. O Lord have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us, as our trust is in thee. O Lord, in thee have I trusted : let me never be confounded.
Page 113 - I am fallen into the hands of publicans and sequestrators, and they have taken all from me : what now ? let me look about me. They have left me the sun and moon, fire and water, a loving wife, and many friends to pity me, and some to relieve me, and I can still discourse ; and, unless I list, they have not taken away my merry countenance, and my cheerful spirit, and a good conscience...
Page 15 - Holy intention is to the actions of a man that which the soul is to the body, or form to its matter, or the root to the tree, or the sun to the world, or the fountain to a river, or the base to a pillar : for without these the body is a dead trunk, the matter is sluggish, the tree is a block, the world is darkness, the river is quickly dry, the pillar rushes into flatness and a ruin ; and the action is sinful, or unprofitable and vain.
Page 130 - Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Page 311 - O Lord, save thy people : and bless thine heritage. Govern them : and lift them up for ever. Day by day : we magnify thee. And we worship thy Name : ever world without end. Vouchsafe, O Lord : to keep us this day without sin.
Page 312 - Name : tell the people what things he hath done. 2 O let your songs be of him, and praise him : and let your talking be of all his wondrous works. 3 Rejoice in his holy Name : let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
Page 3 - ... fruits provides disorders for us, and the winter's cold turns them into sharp diseases, and the spring brings flowers to strew our hearse, and the summer gives green turf and brambles to bind upon our graves. Calentures and surfeit, cold and agues, are the four quarters of the year, and all minister to death ; and you can go no whither, but you tread upon a dead man's bones.
Page 295 - Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
Page 15 - ... play, horses and liberty : but when he is strong enough to enter into arts and little institutions, he is at first entertained with trifles and impertinent things, not because he needs them, but because his understanding is no bigger, and little images of things are laid before him, like a cock-boat to a whale, only to play withal : but before a man comes to be...