The golden grove, a choice manual containing what is to be believed, practised, and desired or prayed for. To which is added, A guide for the penitent [by B. Duppa].

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Page 13 - For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
Page 95 - I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eye-lids to slumber $ neither the temples of my head to take any rest ; 5 Until I find out a place for the temple of the Lord * an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
Page 66 - Thy hands ; my understanding is too confident, my affections rebellious, my will refractory and disobedient ; and yet I know Thou resistest the proud, and didst cast the morning stars, the angels, from heaven into chains of darkness, when they grew giddy and proud, walking upon the battlements of heaven, beholding the glorious regions that were above them.
Page 63 - And let the employment of the day leave no sorrow, or the remembrance of an evil conscience at night ; but let it be holy and profitable, blessed and always innocent ; that .when the days of my short abode are done, and the shadow is departed, I may die in thy fear and favour, and rest in a holy hope, and at last return to the joys of a blessed resurrection, through Jesus Christ...
Page 125 - But those black days are done; Thy foolish spite buried thy sting In the profound and wide Wound of our Saviour's side : And now thou art become a tame and harmless thing, A thing we dare not fear, — Since we hear, That our triumphant God, to punish thee For the affront thou didst him on the tree, Hath snatch'd the keys of hell out of thy hand, And made thee stand A porter to the gate of life, thy mortal enemy.
Page 34 - But they that are truly virtuous do not easily credit evil that is told them of their neighbours: for if others may do amiss, then may these also speak amiss; man is frail and prone to evil, and therefore may soon fail in words.
Page 42 - That which thou dost not understand when thou readest, thou shalt understand in the day of thy visitation : for there are many secrets of religion, which are not perceived till they be felt, and are not felt but in the day of a great calamity.
Page 125 - O end the strife And part us, that in peace I may Unclay My wearied spirit, and take My flight to thy eternal spring ; Where, for his sake Who is my King, I may wash all my tears away That day. Thou conqueror of death, Glorious triumpher o'er the grave, Whose holy breath Was spent to save Lost mankind ; make me to be styl'd Thy Child; And take me, when I die.
Page 124 - We've nothing but ourselves, and scarce that neither; Vile dirt and clay ; Yet it is soft and may Impression take. Accept it, Lord, and say, this Thou hadst rather; Stamp it, and on this sordid metal make Thy holy image, and it shall outshine The beauty of the golden...
Page vii - ... not to obtain any thing but wealth and victory, power and plunder. And the people have reaped the fruits apt to grow upon such crab-stocks; they grow idle and false, hypocrites and careless; they deny themselves nothing that is pleasant, they despise religion, forget government, and some never think of heaven; and they that do, think to go thither in such paths which all the ages of the church did give men warning of, lest they should that way go to the devil.

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