Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Lindley Murray: In a Series of Letters

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Samuel Wood and Sons, 1827 - Murray, Lindley, 1745-1826 - 280 pages
 

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Page 96 - God loves from whole to parts : but human soul Must rise from individual to the whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake ; The centre moved, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads ; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace; His country next, and next all human race...
Page 105 - Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.
Page 133 - ... godliness hath promise of the life that now is," as well as of that which is to come.
Page 133 - Ten thousand thousand precious gifts My daily thanks employ ; Nor is the least a cheerful heart, That tastes those gifts with joy.
Page 142 - BLESS the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Page 288 - INTRODUCTION TO THE ENGLISH READER : or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Poetry ; calculated to improve the younger Classes of Learners in Reading ; and to imbue their minds with the love of virtue. To which are added, Rules and Observations for assisting Children to read with Propriety.
Page 290 - THE POWER OF RELIGION ON THE MIND, in Retirement, Affliction, and at the approach of Death ; exemplified in the Testimonies and Experience of Persons distinguished by their greatness, learning, or virtue. " 'Tis immortality, — 'tis that alone, " Amidst life's pains, abasements, emptiness, " The soul can comfort, elevate, and fill.
Page 289 - SEQUEL TO THE ENGLISH READER : or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry. Designed to improve the highest class of learners, in reading ; to establish a taste for just and accurate Composition ; and to promote the interests of piety and virtue.
Page 83 - I knew that, under this excellent government, life, property, reputation, civil and religious liberty, are happily protected; and that the general character and virtue of its inhabitants take their complexion from the nature of their constitution and laws. On leaving my native country, there was not, therefore, any land, on which I could cast my eyes with so much pleasure ; nor is there any, which could have afforded me so much real satisfaction, as I have found in Great Britain. May its political...
Page 142 - Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless his holy name ; who forgiveth all thine iniquities, who healeth all thy diseases ; who redeemeth thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies.

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