Fragments, in Prose and Verse, Volumen1

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Cadell and Davies, 1809 - 242 páginas
 

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Página 223 - Whether ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of GOD...
Página 184 - God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power. Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.
Página 186 - Though the fig tree do not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Página 24 - I am much obliged to you for all the trouble you have taken about the places I wished to find, but I believe it is a fruitless search. I' am persuaded their situation is not known, and I intend to place them where I choose to have them.
Página 29 - When a reverse of fortune drove us from Piercefield, my daughter had just entered her seventeenth year, an age at which she might have been supposed to have lamented deeply many consequent privations. ... I do not recollect a single instance of a murmur having escaped her, or the least expression of regret at what she had...
Página 86 - ... earth, but to let the word of God be my chief study, and all others subservient to it; to model myself as far as I am able, according to the gospel of Christ; to be content while my trial lasts, and when it is finished to rejoice, trusting in the merits of my Redeemer. I have written these resolutions to stand as a witness against me, in case I should be inclined to forget them, and to return to my former indolence and thoughtlessness, because I have found the inutility of mental determinations....
Página 266 - ... to the feelings of her parents and friends, and the heavenly composure with which she looked forward to the awful change, which has now removed her to a world 'where,' as one of her friends observes, ' her gentle, pure, and enlightened spirit, will find itself more at home, than in this land of shadows.
Página 85 - I am :— I am resolved to endeavour to be more careful for the future, if the future be granted me; to try to make amends for past negligence, by employing :* . • • every moment I can command to some good purpose; to endeavour to acquire all the little knowledge that human nature is capable of on earth, but to let...
Página 250 - And art thou, Stanley,* of that sacred band! Alas, for us too soon t though raised above The reach of human pain, above the flight Of human joy; yet, with a mingled ray Of sadly pleased remembrance, must thou feel A mother's love, a mother's tender woe: • Who seeks thee still, in many a former scene...
Página 232 - ... there was a scrupulous attention to all the minutiae of her sex; for her well-regulated mind, far from despising them, considered them as a part of that system of perfection at which she aimed; an aim .which was not the result of vanity, nor to attract the applause of the world; no human being eve? sought it less, or was more entirely free from conceit of every kind. The approbation of GOD and of her own conscience were the only rewards she ever sought...

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