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Page 155 - The forms with which he sprinkles all the earth. Happy who walks with him ! whom what he finds Of flavour or of scent in fruit or flower, Or what he views of beautiful or grand In nature, from the broad majestic oak To the green blade that twinkles in the sun, Prompts with remembrance of a present God.
Page 155 - Of flavour or of scent in fruit or flower, Or what he views of beautiful or grand In nature, from the broad majestic oak To the green blade that twinkles in the sun, Prompts with remembrance of a present God. His presence, who made all so fair, perceived Makes all still fairer.
Page 18 - Well, madam, and you ought to be perpetually watching. It is more from carelessness about truth, than from intentional lying, that there is so much falsehood in the world.
Page 17 - Nothing but experience could evince the frequency of false information, or enable any man to conceive that so many groundless reports should be propagated, as every man of eminence may hear of himself. Some men relate what they think, as what they know; some men of confused memories and habitual inaccuracy, ascribe to one man what belongs to another ; and some talk on, without thought or care. A few men are sufficient to broach falsehoods, which are afterwards innocently diffused by successive relaters."*...
Page 181 - And do we not need, to direct us in the exercise of it, that wisdom from above, which is first ' pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated ; full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy...
Page 154 - For we have not an High Priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities ; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Page 18 - Accustom your children (said he) constantly to this; if a thing happened at one window, and they, when relating it, say that it happened at another, do not let it pass, but instantly check them; you do not know where deviation from truth will end.
Page 131 - Punctuality is important, as it gains time : it is like packing things in a box: a good packer will get in half as much more as a bad one.
Page 143 - God, after feeding these children with the sincere milk of the word, that they may grow thereby...
Page 94 - My rule is, deliberately to consider, before I commence, whether the thing be practicable. If it be not practicable, I do not attempt it. If it be practicable, I can accomplish it if I give sufficient pains to it; and having begun, I never stop till the thing is done. To this rule I owe all my success.