Spurinna; or, The comforts of old age. [by sir T. Bernard].

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Page 73 - Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty: For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you; I'll do the service of a younger man In all your business and necessities.
Page 177 - The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee : but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
Page 178 - I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate me from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Page 155 - When her eyes, adds the bishop, were endangered by reading too much, she found out the amusement of work ; and in all those hours that were not given to better employments, she wrought with her own...
Page 49 - How much thy years excel In arts of counsel, and in speaking well! O would the gods, in love to Greece, decree But ten such sages as they grant in thee; Such wisdom soon should Priam's force destroy, And soon should fall the haughty towers of Troy!
Page 81 - ... the taste, fragrance to the smell, brilliancy to the eye, and pleasing sounds to delight the ear, constitute the sum and substance of his existence. He is composed entirely of sensual appetites ; and when they are satiated, sinks into repose. But every ray of intellectual light that is admitted into the mind, by instruction, experience, example, and by the kindness of friends, tends to convert the animal into a rational being ; supplying mental pleasures in the place of those which are merely...
Page 180 - Farewell, sun, moon, and stars ; farewell, world and time ; farewell, weak and frail body ! Welcome, eternity ; welcome, angels and saints ; welcome, Saviour of the world; and welcome, God,. the Judge of all!
Page 15 - No surly porter stands in guilty state, To spurn imploring Famine from the gate; But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending Virtue's friend; Sinks to the grave with unperceived decay, While Resignation gently slopes the way; And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past.
Page 33 - View. 24 and the confirmation thereby afforded of its truth : the proof from prophecy — from miracles — from the character of Christ — from that of his apostles — from the nature of the doctrines of Christianity — from the nature and excellence of her practical precepts — from the accordance...
Page 58 - I do hereby Protest against all your Proceedings, and against all that you have done, or hereafter shall do, in prejudice of me and my Right, as illegal, unjust and null, and therefore I appeal to my Sovereign Lord the King in his Courts of Justice.

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