The British Prose Writers: Talbot's Reflections, essays, etc

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Page 18 - Nevertheless, he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
Page 3 - Lord, thou hast searched me out, and known me : thou knowest my down-sitting, and mine up-rising; thou understandest my thoughts long before. Thou art about my path, and about my bed : and spiest out all my ways.
Page 67 - Man, like the generous vine, supported lives; The strength he gains is from the embrace he gives. On their own axis as the planets run, Yet make at once their circle round the sun ; So two consistent motions act the soul; And one regards itself, and one the whole. Thus God and Nature link'd the general frame, And bade self-love and social be the same.
Page 55 - Heav'n has no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorn'd.
Page 24 - I find them irreclaimable, and myself in the least possible danger of being infected by their example — then to fly them as I would the plague ; then to cut off a right hand, and pluck out a right eye, and break through every fondness and every attachment that would destroy my highest, my eternal interest.
Page 30 - But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
Page 37 - This is that WORLD, wherein Christ coming down from heaven in the clouds, with great power, and glory, shall send his angels, and shall gather together his elect, from the four winds, and from the uttermost parts of the earth, and thenceforth reign over them, under his Father, everlastingly.
Page 12 - I MUST work the work of Him who sent " me, while it is day." — If our blessed Saviour, infinitely great and excellent, was, when he assumed human nature, so far from being exempted from the general law of nature imposed on our first father and all his race ; who is there amongst men, that shall plead an exemption ? The duty of employment is twofold.
Page 61 - Evil into the mind of God or man May come and go, so unapproved, and leave No spot or blame behind...
Page 22 - ... through life. Those who are too poor to give alms, can yet give their time, their trouble, their assistance in preparing or forwarding the gifts of others ; in considering and representing distressed cases to those who can relieve them ; in visiting and comforting the sick and afflicted. Everybody can offer up their prayers for those who need them : which, if they do reverently and sincerely, they will never be wanting in giving them every other assistance that it should please God to put in...

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