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Page 11 - verse—" Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth ; and walk in the ways of thy heart and in the sight of thine eyes ; but know thou, that for all these things God shall bring thee into judgment !" Fenton was so struck with this, as a call from heaven,
Page 99 - hungry ? and that thou bring the poor that are cast out of thy house ? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him ; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Page 134 - and consent of your mother if living, or of guardians, or those that have the charge of you. Mind neither beauty nor riches, but the fear of the Lord, and a sweet and amiable disposition, such as you can love above all the world, and that may make your habitations pleasant and desirable to you.
Page 36 - 84. They that marry for money, cannot have the true satisfaction of marriage ; the requisite means being wanting. 85. Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs, than of their children. 86. Those must be of the best sort, for shape, strength, courage, and good
Page 50 - against probabilities. TEMPORAL HAPPINESS. 237. Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good. 239. We are apt to call things by wrong names. We will have prosperity to be happiness, and adversity to be misery; though that is the school of wisdom, and oftentimes the way to eternal happiness.
Page 172 - subjects : and be it on such occasions as festivals, or at their common meals, the kings distribute, and to themselves last. They care for little, because they want but little ; and the reason is, a little contents them. In this they are sufficiently revenged on us. If they are ignorant of our pleasures, they are also free from our
Page 57 - Tyrannus, are very different characters : one rules his people by laws, to which they consent ; the other by his absolute will and power. That is called freedom ; this, tyranny. 331. The first is endangered by the ambition of the populace, which shakes the constitution; the other by an ill administration, which hazards the tyrant and his
Page 136 - injustice ; but let your hearts be upright before the Lord, trusting in him above the contrivances of men, and none shall be able to hurt or supplant you. " Oh ! the Lord is a strong God, and he can do whatsoever he pleases ; and though me-n consider it not, it is the Lord that rules and over-rules in the kingdom
Page 42 - 142. Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it ; for truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers. 143. Zeal ever follows an appearance of truth, and the assured are too apt to be warm ; but