The life of ... Beilby Porteus ... bishop of London

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Page 97 - IX. 0 how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ! X.
Page 232 - Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein : for the time is at hand.
Page 304 - He that soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly ; and he that soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Page 295 - ... according to what he hath, and not according to what he hath not.
Page 303 - Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Page 13 - Will you be ready with all faithful diligence, to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange doctrines, contrary to God's word...
Page 217 - The applause he received was such, as was scarcely ever before given to any man sitting in his place in either House of Parliament : but, had it been even greater than it was, he would have deserved it all, for the unceasing efforts...
Page 250 - Disdain not thou to smooth the restless bed Of sickness and of pain. Forgive the tear That feeble nature drops, calm all her fears, Wake all her hopes, and animate her faith, Till my rapt soul, anticipating Heaven, Bursts from the thraldom of encumbering clay, And on the wing of ecstasy upborne, Springs into Liberty, and Light, and Life...
Page 74 - An act for preventing certain abuses and profanations on the Lord's Day, called Sunday." The recital of the act is as follows : " Whereas certain houses, rooms, or places within the cities of London or Westminster, or in the neighbourhood thereof, have of late frequently been opened for public entertainment or amusement upon the evening of the Lord's Day, commonly called...
Page 191 - ... of absolute exclusion from all society. No, it is on the contrary a festival, a joyful festival, to which we ought always to look forward with delight, and enjoy with a thankful and a grateful heart.

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