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Employing homespun humor and rustic illustrations, Spurgeon reveals his deep concern for people as he writes about some serious moral issues, giving advice based on biblical truth. The keen wit of the ... Read full review
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Page 61 - If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Page 146 - Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
Page 47 - The rod and reproof give wisdom ; but a child left to himself, bringeth his mother to shame.
Page 8 - The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
Page 180 - God sends every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest: he gives us our daily bread, but it is through our own labor.
Page 218 - DRUNKENNESS. JOHN ADAMS lies here, of the parish of Southwell, A Carrier who carried his can to his mouth well : He carried so much, and he carried so fast, He could carry no more — so was carried at last ; For, the liquor he drank, being too much for one, He could not carry off, — so he's now carri-on.
Page 220 - LIKE as the damask rose you see, Or like the blossom on the tree, Or like the dainty flower of May, Or like the morning of the day, Or like the sun, or like the shade, Or like the gourd which Jonas had; Even such is man, whose thread is spun, Drawn out, and cut, and so is done.
Page 220 - E'en such is man ; whose thread is spun, Drawn out, and cut, and so is done. The rose withers ; the blossom blasteth ; The flower fades ; the morning hasteth ; The sun sets, the shadow flies ; The gourd consumes; the man he dies...