The temple of virtue, a dream

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Printed for T. Cadell, 1775 - 110 pages

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Page ii - GOD speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; then He openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, that He may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
Page 109 - I deliv" ered the poor that cried ; and the fatherlefs, and " him that had none to help him.
Page 109 - ... the blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon him : and he caused the widow's heart to sing for joy : he was eyes to the blind, and feet was he to the lame : he was a father to the poor ; and the cause which he knew not he searched out.
Page 18 - An idle summer life in fortune's shine, A season's glitter ! Thus they flutter on From toy to toy, from vanity to vice; Till, blown away by death, oblivion comes Behind, and strikes them from the book of life.
Page 42 - ... I came, recommended me to her care, and told me I might fafely travel onward under her directions, who was his favourite daughter, and whofe name was Truth.
Page 56 - Happinefs, her fitter, and undivided companion ; and fent down from above, as the beft friend of men, and the fureft direftrefs of life, the guardian of youth, the glory of manhood, and the comfoiter of old age. By her inftruftions and laws, human fociety is formed and maintained, and human nature, by converfe with her, grows truly godlike.
Page 54 - Her complexion was clear, healthful, and animated with a native glow more bright than art can confer. Her features were regular, and well proportioned, but had withal a kind of mafculine air. Her eyes were blue, beautiful, and piercing as light itfelf.
Page 109 - ... because he delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon him, and he caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. He put on righteousness, and it clothed him ; his judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
Page 36 - ... temple I was travelling. The firft I met was drefled in a plain garb. He had a blunt demure afpeft, fomewhat inclining to the fullen, inveighed ftrongly againft the •manners of the country from which. I came...
Page 55 - She held in. her hand an imperial sword, the emblem of power and authority. Before the throne, which was of...

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