Exercises of Piety: Or, Meditations on the Principal Doctrines and Duties of Religion. For the Use of Enlightened and Virtuous Christians

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By Thomas & Sturtevant, for Isaiah Thomas, Jun. Sold by him in Worcester; by Thomas & Whipple, Newburyport, and by Thomas and Tappan, Portsmouth, 1807 - Christian life - 191 pages

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Page 20 - These all wait upon thee, that thou mayest give them their food in due season. That thou givest them they gather. Thou openest thy hand: they are filled with good.
Page 20 - These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
Page 76 - Produce ! Produce ! Were it but the pitifullest infinitesimal fraction of a Product, produce it in God's name ! 'Tis the utmost thou hast in thee; out with it then. Up, up ! Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy whole might. Work while it is called To-day, for the Night cometh wherein no man can work.
Page 35 - Every good and perfect gift cometh down from above, from the Father of Lights...
Page 109 - And fostering gales a while the nursling fan. O smile, ye heavens, serene; ye mildews wan, Ye blighting whirlwinds, spare his balmy prime. Nor lessen of his life the little span. Borne on the swift, though silent wings of Time, Old age comes on apace to ravage all the clime.
Page 66 - You are near neighbours, and each have very respectable qualities. Learn to be quiet and to respect each other's rights. You are all Christians. One is The Most Christian King, and the other Defender of the Faith. Manifest the propriety of these titles by your future conduct. " By this," says Christ, "shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye love one another.
Page 10 - ... in the intelligible language of men, in the roaring waves of the sea, and in the thundering voice of the tempest. It is thee whom I perceive in the impressions which external objects make upon me, and in the pleasing and sometimes rapturous feelings which arise from the knowledge of truth, the practice of virtue, and the expectation of a happy futurity.
Page 8 - Spirits, who hath created me, and all other thinking and reasonable creatures ? For I have not always thought. I have existed but a short time, and am equally ignorant how I think, and how I began to think. I am sensible it is not in myself that I must seek for the true cause of my existence. It is not to the immediate authors I am indebted for it. They know not how I exist, and the cause of their own existence is no more in themselves than mine is in me.
Page 18 - He speaks, and it is done; he commands, and it stands fast."* * Ps.
Page 76 - Christ, whose meat and drink it was to do the will of his heavenly Father, and who went about always doing good.

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