An abridgment of Mr. Law's serious call to a holy life

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G. Paramore, ... and sold by G. Whitfield, ... and at all the Methodist preaching-houses in town and country, 1794 - Christian life - 237 pages

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Page 73 - Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
Page 66 - And shall I withhold a little money or food from my fellowcreature for fear he should not be good enough to receive it of me ? Do I beg of God to deal with me, not according to my merit, but according to His own great goodness ; and shall I be so absurd as to withhold my charity from a poor...
Page 47 - Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world ; for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat ; I was thirfty, and ye gave me drink ; I was a ftranger, and ye took me in ; naked, and ye clothed me ; I was fick,, and ye vifited me ; I was in prifon, and ye came unto me.
Page 55 - ... lampoon, be told who wrote it, and who is meant by every name that is in it. You will hear what plays were acted that week, which is the finest song in the opera, who was intolerable at the last assembly, and what games are most in fashion. Flavia thinks they are atheists...
Page 153 - IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth : For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Page 208 - At his first coming to his little village, it was as disagreeable to him as a prison, and every day seemed too tedious to be endured in so retired a place. He thought his parish was too full of poor and mean people, that were none of them fit for the conversation of a gentleman. This put him upon a close application to his studies.
Page 108 - ... empty cup to his mouth all his life. But then, let the wit, the great scholar, the fine genius, the great statesman, the polite gentleman, lay all their heads together, and they can only show you more and various empty appearances of happiness. Give them all the world into their hands, let them cut and carve as they please, they can only make a greater variety of empty cups...
Page 55 - If you would know who is rude and ill-natured, who is vain and foppish, who lives too high, and who is in debt: If you would know what is the quarrel at a certain house, or who and who are in love: If you would know how late Belinda comes home at night, what...
Page 167 - Paternus thus began to him. The little time that you have been in the world, my child, you have spent wholly with me ; and my love and tenderness to you, has made you look upon me as your only friend and benefactor, and the cause of all the comfort and pleasure that you enjoy ; your heart, I know, would be ready to break with grief, if you thought this was the last day that I should live with you.
Page 154 - Thus do the impressions which we have received from living in the world enslave our minds, that we dare not attempt to be eminent in the sight of God and holy angels, for fear of being little in the eyes of the world.

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