Letters on infidelity

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The Clarendon press, 1786 - 335 pages
 

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Page i - And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Page 24 - I have lived to see this world is made up of perturbations ; and I have been long preparing to leave it, and gathering comfort for the dreadful hour of making my account with God, which I now apprehend to be near...
Page 231 - And the Lord was with Judah ; and he drove out the inhabitants of the mountain ; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
Page 287 - And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet 14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever.
Page 22 - My duty towards God, is to believe in Him, to fear Him, and to love Him with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul, and with all my strength ; to worship Him, to give Him thanks, to put my whole trust in Him, to call upon Him, to honour His...
Page 115 - A man who retires from life does no harm to society: He only ceases to do good; which, if it is an injury, is of the lowest kind.
Page 64 - ... why select so minute, so weak, so bounded a principle as the reason and design of animals is found to be upon this planet? What peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call thought, that we must thus make it the model of the whole universe?
Page 5 - I dine, I play a game of backgammon, I converse, and am merry with my friends; and when after three or four hours...
Page 25 - God hath heard my daily petitions, for I am at peace with all men, and he is at peace with me; and from. that blessed assurance I feel that inward joy, which this world can neither give nor take from me: my conscience beareth me this witness, and this witness makes the thoughts of death joyful.
Page 245 - And after his death he prophesied, and shewed the king his end, and lifted up his voice from the earth in prophecy, to blot out the wickedness of the people.

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