Sermons, Volume 2

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W. Colles, 1784
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Page 38 - They seem destined to blast the small share of comfort which nature has here allotted to man. But they cannot disturb the peace of others, more than they break their own. The hurricane rages first in their own bosom, before it is let forth upon the world. In the tempests which they raise, they are always tost ; and frequently it is their lot to perish. A peaceable temper must be supported by a candid one< or a disposition to view the conduct of others with fairness and impartiality.
Page 2 - He who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows out that plan, carries on a thread which will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life. The orderly arrangement of his time is like a ray of light, which darts itself through all his affairs. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal...
Page 227 - I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
Page 85 - For he sees them in their principle ; he judges of you by your intentions ; he knows what you would have done. You may be in his eyes a hero or a martyr, without undergoing the labours of the one or the sufferings of the other. His...
Page 173 - So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God; and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
Page 246 - ... to many a melancholy apprehension, from the evils which he may have to encounter, before he arrives at the close of life.
Page 237 - The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid ; and the calf, and the young lion and the falling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Page 9 - You are never at a loss how to dispose of your hours, or to fill up life agreeably. In the course of human action, there are two extremes equally dangerous to virtue; the multiplicity of affairs, and the total want of them. The man of order stands in the middle between these two extremes, and suffers from neither. He is occupied, but not oppressed. Whereas the disorderly, overloading one part of time, and leaving another vacant, are at one period overwhelmed with...
Page 35 - The temper resembles it when running within its bed, with its natural velocity and force. The influence of temper. is more silent and imperceptible than that of passion. It operates with less violence ; but as its operation is constant, it produces effects no less considerable. It is evident, therefore, that it highly deserves to. be considered in a religious view. . . Many^ indeed, are averse...
Page 84 - Luxury, pride, and vanity have frequently as much influence in corrupting the sentiments of the great, as ignorance, bigotry, and prejudice have in misleading the opinions of the crowd. — And is it to...

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