The government of the tongue, by the author of The whole duty of man. [Another]

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Page 11 - Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods ? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
Page 218 - Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense ; and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice. 3 Set a watch, 0 Lord, before my mouth, and keep the door of my lips.
Page 39 - Satan fetters us, it is indifferent to him whether it be by a cable or a hair. "Nay, perhaps, the smallest sins are his greatest stratagems. It was a good reply of Plato's to one who murmured at his reproving him for a small matter: "custom...
Page 42 - Finally, hrethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there he any virtue, and if there he any praise, think on these things.
Page 75 - Modesty and fear of shame is one of those natural restraints which the wisdom of heaven has put upon mankind ; and he that once stumbles, may yet by a check of that bridle recover again : but, when by a public detection he is fallen under that infamy he feared, he will then be apt to discard all caution, and to think he owes himself the utmost pleasures of vice, as the price of his reputation. Nay, perhaps he advances farther, and...
Page 75 - Nay, perhaps he advances farther, and sets up for a reversed sort of fame, by being eminently wicked, and he who before was but a clandestine disciple becomes a doctor of impiety, &c.
Page 163 - Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit ? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Page 75 - A difcovery of this kind ferves not to reclaim, but enrage the offender, and precipitate him into farther degrees of ill. Modefty and fear of fhame is one of thofe natural reftraints which the wifdom of heaven has...
Page 101 - Caution againft that will berfb generally feafonable, that it may well lead the Van of all other advices in this matter. And here 'tis very obfervable, that God who has made of one blood all nations of the earth, Acts 17.

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