The Remains of that Sweet Singer of The Temple

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Pickering, 1841 - 244 pages

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Page liii - And when one of the company told him he had disparaged himself by so dirty an employment, his answer was that the thought of what he had done would prove music to him at midnight ; and that the omission of it would have upbraided and made discord in his conscience whensoever he should pass by that place — " For if I be bound to pray for all that be in distress, I am sure that I am bound, so far as it is in my power, to practice what I pray for.
Page xvii - I should be just. Yet, though Thou troublest me, I must be meek; In weakness must be stout; Well, I will change the service, and go seek Some other master out. Ah, my dear God ! though I am clean forgot, Let me not love Thee, if I love Thee not.
Page 33 - Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, or of good report, if there be any virtue, or any praise, think on these things.
Page lxx - And with those words he breathed forth his divine soul, without any apparent disturbance: Mr. Woodnot, and Mr. Bostock, attending his last breath, and closing his eyes. Thus he lived, and thus he died like a saint, unspotted of the world, full of alms-deeds, full of humility, and all the examples of a virtuous life...
Page xv - These seals he gave or sent to most of those friends on which he put a value ; and, at Mr. Herbert's death, these verses were found wrapt up with that seal which was by the Doctor given to him : " When my dear friend could write no more, He gave this seal, and so gave o'er. When winds and waves rise highest, I am sure, This anchor keeps my faith, that me secure.
Page 87 - Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most Mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously, because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
Page lxxxi - He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, And it profited me not; He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, And his life shall see the light.
Page x - Will not a verse run smooth that bears thy name! Why doth that fire, which by thy power and might Each breast does feel, no braver fuel choose Than that, which one day, Worms may chance refuse. Sure Lord, there is enough in thee to dry Oceans of Ink...
Page cxx - They say, it is an ill mason that refuseth any stone: and there is no knowledge, but, in a skilful hand, serves either positively as it is, or else to illustrate some other knowledge.
Page xxv - Philistine.' — Lastly, for those afflictions of the soul; consider that God intends that to be as a Sacred Temple for himself to dwell in, and will not allow any room there for such an inmate as grief; or allow that any sadness shall be his competitor. And, above all, if any care of future things molest you, remember those admirable words of the Psalmist: 'Cast thy care on the Lord, and he shall nourish thee.' [Psal. Iv. 22.] To which join that of St. Peter, 'Casting all your care on the Lord,...

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