The Christian's Defence Against the Fears of Death:: With Directions how to Die Well

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J. Davidson in the Strand., 1764 - Death - 135 pages

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Page vii - Mrs. Bargrave then, to satisfy her importunity, was going to fetch a pen and ink; but Mrs. Veal said, Let it alone now, but do it when I am gone; but you must be sure to do it: which was one of the last things she enjoined her at parting; and so she promised her. Then Mrs. .Veal asked for Mrs. Bargrave's daughter; she said, she was not at home: But if you have a mind to see her, says Mrs.
Page 52 - For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
Page iv - Fetch it." And so Mrs Bargrave goes upstairs and brings it down. Says Mrs Veal, " Dear Mrs Bargrave, if the eyes of our faith were as open as the eyes of our body, we should see numbers of angels about us for our guard. The notions we have of heaven now are nothing like what it is, as Drelincourt says. Therefore be comforted under your afflictions, and believe that the Almighty has a particular regard to you, and that your afflictions are marks...
Page i - ... her discourse very abruptly to some impertinence. She was maintained by an only brother, and kept his house in Dover. She was a very pious woman, and her brother a very sober man, to all appearance...
Page 108 - And while the sun was eclipsed, behold the veil of the temple was rent from the top, to the bottom; and the rocks also were rent, and the graves opened, and many bodies of saints, which slept, arose.
Page v - ... primitive Christians. Their pattern she recommended to our imitation, and said, " Their conversation was not like this of our age : for now," says she, " there is nothing but frothy, vain discourse, which is far different from theirs.
Page vii - this seems so impertinent that I cannot tell how to comply with it ; and what a mortifying story will our conversation be to a young gentleman ! " " Well," says Mrs Veal, " I must not be denied." "Why," says Mrs Bargrave, " 'tis much better, methinks, to do it yourself." "No," says Mrs Veal, "though it seems impertinent to you now, you will see more reason for it hereafter.
Page iii - Lips almojl touctid, but then, drawing her Hands crofs her own Eyes, fie f aid, I an't very well, and fo waved it. Mrs. Bargrave went with her into another Room, and Mrs. Veal fat down in an Elbow Chair, out of which Mrs. Bargrave rofe to go to the Door : She told Mrs. Bargrave foe was going a Journey, and had a great mind to fee her firfh Mrs.
Page iv -, we (hould fee numbers of Angels about us for our Guard: We ought therefore to be comforted under our afflictions, and to believe that the Almighty has fo particular a regard to us, that he will not fuffer the Spirit to fail before h':m, and the Souls which he has made.
Page 140 - Loth will bring to light the hidden things of darknefs, and make manifeft the counfels of the heart : and then Jhall every SERM.

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