Thoughts in prison, [in verse] by W. Dodd. To which are added, his last prayer [&c.].

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Page 183 - And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
Page 197 - Thee, according to Thy blessed Word and ordinance ; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Page 74 - Of gloomy, black misfortune, books, dear books, Have been, and are, my comforts. Morn and night, Adversity, prosperity, at home, Abroad, health, sickness, — good or ill report, The same firm friends ; the same refreshment rich And source of consolation.
Page 186 - Cod night and day. When, in the review of the times which we have past, any offence arises to our thoughts, let us humbly implore forgiveness; and for those faults (and many they are and must be) which we cannot recollect, let us solicit mercy in general petitions. But it must be our constant care that we pray not merely with our lips ; but that when we lament our sins, we are really humbled \ in...
Page 202 - On Friday morning I am to be made immortal ! I die with a heart truly contrite, and broken under a sense of its great and manifold offences, but comforted and sustained by a firm faith in the pardoning love of Jesus Christ.
Page 188 - Our repentance is like that of other sinners on the deathhed ; but with this advantage, that our danger is not greater, and our strength is more; our faculties are not impaired by weakness of body. We come to the great work, not withered by pains, nor clouded by the fumes of disease, but with minds capable of continued attention, and with bodies, of which we need have no care ! We may therefore better discharge this tremendous duty, and better judge of our own performance.
Page 185 - ... rejected. If we are tempted to think that the injuries we have done are unrepaired, and, therefore, repentance is vain ; let us remember that the reparation which is...
Page 204 - Tyburn Tree." The following account of the life of Dr. Dodd is said to have been sketched by himself while lying in Newgate, awaiting his execution, and to have been finished by Dr. Johnson : — " I entered very young on public life, very innocent — very ignorant — and very ingenuous. I lived many happy years at West Ham, in an uninterrupted and successful discharge of my duty. A disappointment in the living of that parish obliged me to exert myself, and I engaged for a chapel near Buckingham...
Page 184 - ... this moment and death, we may exert faith, perform obedience, and exercise repentance, in a manner which our heavenly Father may, in his infinite mercy, vouchsafe to accept. I. Faith is the foundation of all Christian virtue. . It is that without which it is impossible topleaseGod.

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