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" Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought thee in the courts, fields, and gardens, but I have found thee in thy temples. "
The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison - Page 456
by Joseph Addison - 1804
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Death-bed Scenes: Or, Dying with and Without Religion ..., Volume 43; Volume 651

Davis Wasgatt Clark - Death - 1852 - 569 pages
...record as his last testimony : — " Thy creatures, 0 Lord, have been my books, but thy holy Scriptares much more. I have sought thee in the courts, fields, and gardens ; but I have found thee, 0 God, in thy sanctuary, thy temples." 28. JOHN WELCH. " 0 what new life I feel I Being of beings,...
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The Life of Faith: In Three Parts

Thomas Cogswell Upham - Faith - 1852 - 480 pages
...hence it is, that Lord Bacon has remarked with so much truth and beauty : " Thy creatures have been my books, but thy scriptures much more. I have sought thee in fields and gardens ; but have found thee in thy temples." 10. — The Bible may be regarded as a sort...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp ..., Volume 3

Joseph Addison - English literature - 1853
...displeasure ; but I have been as a dove, free from superfluity of maliciousness. Thy creatures have been my books, but thy scriptures much more. I have sought...grace) hath been an unquenched coal upon thine altar. " 0 Lord, my strength ! I have since my youth met with thee in all my ways, by thy fatherly compassions,...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Philosophical works

Francis Bacon - 1854
...appropriate, and sublimely expressed. There is no " natural theology " about them. " Thy creatures have been M A ] I II Fl Vm Me0ɸE What are the confessions of his frailty to man, compared with these ? " O Lord, my strength, I have,...
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Discourses

Abiel Abbot Livermore - Theology, Unitarian - 1854 - 426 pages
...book of salvation. " Thy creatures," said the greatest English philosopher in a prayer, " have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought...and gardens, but I have found thee in thy temples." Here are flowers of every hue and fragrance, fruits of every taste and nutriment. The sinner cannot...
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A guide to the parish church

Harvey Goodwin (bp. of Carlisle.) - 1855
...rain ; and that it might stretch her branches to the seas and to the floods Thy creatures have been my books, but Thy Scriptures much more. I have sought...and gardens, but I have found Thee in Thy temples." LORD BACON. CAMBRIDGE: DEIGHTON, BELL, AND Co.; LONDON : GEORGE BELL. 1855. PREFACE AND DEDICATION....
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The British and Foreign Evangelical Review, Volume 4

Theology - 1855
...displeasure, but I have been as a dove free from superfluity of maliciousness. Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more ; I have sought thee in the courts, fields, and groves, but 1 have found thee in thy temples. " Thousands have been my sins, and ten thousands my transgressions...
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“The” British Essayists: Tatler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1855
...my sins, and ten thousands ,•! ij my transgressions, but thy sanctifications have rejj ;j mained with me, and my heart, through thy grace, hath been an unquenched coal upon thine altar. ': j> "O Lord, my strength II have since my youth met with thee in all my ways, by thy fatherly comii...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, with notes by R. Hurd, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1856
...displeasure ; but I have been as a dove, free from superfluity of maliciousness. Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought...grace) hath been an unquenched coal upon thine altar. " 0 Lord, my strength ! I have since my youth met with thee in all my ways, by thy fatherly compassions,...
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.. The Tatler. The Guardian

Joseph Addison - 1856
...displeasure ; but I have been as a dove, free from superfluity of maliciousness. Thy creatures have been my books, but thy scriptures much more. I have sought...grace) hath been an unquenched coal upon thine altar. " 0 Lord, my strength ! I have since my youth met with thee in all my ways, by thy fatherly compassions,...
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