The youth's companion, or, A safe guide to eminence

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Printed by Flagg and Gould, 1820 - Christian life - 159 pages
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Page 150 - My panting side was charged, when I withdrew To seek a tranquil death in distant shades. There was I found by one who had himself Been hurt by the' archers. In his side he bore, And in his hands and feet, the cruel scars. With gentle force soliciting the darts, He drew them forth, and heal'd and bade me live.
Page 26 - ... and, as an aggravation of the evil, it does not, like the others, result from the operation of the great laws of the physical world, but it is the invention of man. The heart of man, raging with the fiercest passions, prompts the hand of man to whet the sword against the life of his own brother. The history of the world is little else than the history of wars and of heroes. Whether you open the records of ancient or modern times, almost every page presents you with a picture of human contention...
Page 156 - Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; Yea, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.
Page 149 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Page 39 - Then Job arose, and rent his mantle and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, and said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither : the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Page 107 - Remember to read over these Resolutions once a week. 1. Resolved, That / will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration ; without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence.
Page 44 - Thus the honor which is chiefly desirable is equally open to the rich and to the poor, to the learned and to the unlearned, to the wise and to the unwise, as it cometh from God, who is no respecter of persons.
Page 95 - Let me therefore recommend to you a strict, universal and scrupulous regard to truth. — It will give dignity to your character — it will put order into your affairs — it will excite the most unbounded confidence, so that whether your view be your own interest, or the service of others, it promises you the most assured success.
Page 88 - ... therefore observe with most authors, that there is no true friendship, but what is founded upon virtuous principles, and directed to virtuous purposes. To love a person who is not worthy of love, is not a virtue, but an error. Neither is there any dependence to be placed in trying cases upon persons unprincipled at bottom. There never was a true friend who was not an honest man.
Page 150 - If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget her cunning. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, If I remember thee not ; If I prefer not Jerusalem Above my chief joy.

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