The Works of George Herbert: Prose

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W. Pickering, 1846 - 384 pages

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Page 36 - ... sacred name of priest contemptible, yet I will labour to make it honourable, by consecrating all my learning, and all my poor abilities, to advance the glory of that God that gave them ; knowing that I can never do too much for him that hath done so much for me as to make me a Christian. And I will labour to be like my Saviour, by making humility lovely in the eyes of all men, and by following the merciful and meek example of my dear Jesus.
Page 3 - Editions of the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, from its compilation to the last revision, together with the Liturgy set forth for the use of the Church of Scotland, arranged to shew their respective variations. By WILLIAM KEELING, BD, late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Second Edition. 8vo. 12╗.
Page 47 - ... the eternal Lover of Mankind made them happy in each other's mutual and equal affections and compliance ; indeed so happy, that there never was any opposition betwixt them, unless it were a contest which should most incline to a compliance with the other's desires.
Page 44 - Essex, but thither more chiefly to enjoy the company of his beloved brother Sir Henry Herbert, and other friends then of that family. In his house he remained about twelve months, and there became his own physician...
Page 49 - And after they had rejoiced together some few days they took a journey to Wilton, the famous seat of the Earls of Pembroke ; at which time the King, the Earl, and the whole Court were there, or at Salisbury, which is near to it. And at this time Mr. Herbert...
Page 44 - And his remove was to Dauntsey in Wiltshire, a noble house, which stands in a choice air ; the owner of it then was the Lord Danvers Earl of Danby, who loved Mr.
Page 159 - He often tells them, that sermons are dangerous things, that none goes out of church as he came in, but either better or worse ; that none is careless before his Judge, and that the word of God shall judge us.
Page 76 - Huntingdon, to see Mr. Herbert, and to assure him, he wanted not his daily prayers for his recovery ; and Mr. Duncon was to return back to Gidden, with an account of Mr. Herbert's condition. Mr. Duncon found him weak, and at that time lying on his bed, or on a pallet ; but at his seeing Mr. Duncon, he raised himself vigorously, saluted him, and with some earnestness inquired the health of his brother Ferrar ; of which Mr.
Page 351 - Sir, if there be any truth in me, I find it little enough to keep me in health. You know I was sick last vacation, neither am I yet recovered, so that I am fain ever and anon, to buy somewhat tending towards my health ; for infirmities are both painful and costly. Now this Lent I am forbid utterly to eat any fish, so that I am fain to...
Page 23 - I women's eyes for crystal take? Such poor invention burns in their low mind Whose fire is wild, and doth not upward go To praise, and on thee, Lord, some ink bestow. Open the bones, and you shall nothing find In the best face but filth; when, Lord, in Thee The beauty lies in the discovery. GH...

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