The Counsels of a Father, in Four Letters of Sir Matthew Hale to His Children. To which is Added, The Practical Life of a True Christian ... With a New Memoir of the Author's Life ... Second Edition

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Taylor and Hessey, 1817 - Conduct of life - 207 pages
 

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Page 83 - ... then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord ; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father : for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Page 168 - Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living. The depth saith, It is not in me; and the sea saith, It is not with me.
Page 83 - If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, From doing thy pleasure on my holy day ; And call the sabbath a delight, The holy of the Lord, honourable; And shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, Nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord...
Page 28 - Let him that will, ascend the tottering seat Of courtly grandeur, and become as great As are his mounting wishes : as for me, Let sweet repose and rest my portion be ; Give me some mean, obscure recess, a sphere Out of the road of business, or the fear Of falling lower ; where I sweetly may Myself and dear retirement still enjoy : Let not my life or name be known unto The grandees of the time...
Page 23 - Not to be solicitous what men will say or think, so long as I keep myself exactly according to the rule of justice. 13. If in criminals it be a measuring cast, to incline to mercy and acquittal.
Page 50 - If any person, that you do not very well know to be a person of truth, sobriety and weight, relate strange stories, be not too ready or easy to believe them, nor report them after him. And yet, unless he be one of your familiar acquaintance, be not too forward to contradict him ; or, if the necessity of the occasion...
Page 107 - Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?
Page 70 - I have found by a strict and diligent observation that a due observance of the duty of this day hath ever had joined to it a blessing upon the rest of my time, and the week that hath been so begun hath been blessed and prosperous to me...

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