English Churchwomen of the Seventeenth Century

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J.A. Sparks, 1846 - Great Britain - 127 pages

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Page 89 - Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will-worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
Page 22 - For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again ; neither doth God respect any person : yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.
Page 87 - This pillar was erected in the year 1656, by Ann Countess Dowager of Pembroke, &c. for a memorial of her last parting, in this place, with her good and pious mother, Margaret Countess Dowager of Cumberland, on the 2d of April.
Page 67 - And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Page 69 - Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Page 104 - The justness of her stature, person, comeliness of countenance, gracefulness of motion, unaffected, though more than ordinarily beautiful, were the least of her ornaments compared with those of her mind. Of early piety, singularly religious, spending a part of every...
Page 90 - I have been bullied by an usurper ; I have been neglected by a court ; but I will not be dictated to by a subject : your man shan't stand. " ANNE Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery.
Page 27 - ... excellent friend, and hugely dear to very many, especially to the best and most discerning persons ; to all that conversed with her, • and could understand her great worth and sweetness : she was of an honourable, a ni'ce, and tender reputation ; and of the pleasures of this world, which were laid before her in heaps, she took a very small and inconsiderable share, as not loving to glut herself with vanity, or take her portion of good things here below.
Page 104 - ... with whom she used to pass whole days in fasting, reading, and prayers, especially before the monthly communion, and other solemn occasions.
Page 24 - I have seen a female religion that wholly dwelt upon the face and tongue; that like a wanton and an undressed tree spends all its juice in suckers and irregular branches, in leaves and gum, and after all such goodly outsides you should never eat an apple, or be delighted with the beauties or the perfumes of a hopeful blossom.

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