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ing in a Christian to lull himself to sleep in the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was the arins of indolence, to addict himself to the sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done depleasures of sense, to suffer himself to be en- spite unto the spirit of grace?" Heb. x. 29. chanted by the charms of voluptuousness, to Here, sinner, here read thy sentence! The breathe after nothing but ease, but convenience, voice of the blood of the Son of God will cry but repose, but abundance? “If the world from earth to heaven for vengeance against hate you, ye know that it hated me before it thee. God will one day call thee to give an hated you. Remember the word that I said account of the blood of a Son so dear to him. unto you, the servant is not greater than his He will say unto thee as St. Peter did to those Lord,” Jonn xv. 18. 20.

who shed it; “ Thou hast denied the Holy If we consider the cross of Christ, in rela- One and the just and killed the Prince tion to the sacrifice which is there offered up to of Life,” Acts iii. 14, 15. He will pursue thee divine justice, it has a powerful tendency to with all his plagues, as if thou hadst imbrued produce in us the dispositions expressed by St. thy hands in that blood, and as he has pure Paul, so as to be able to say with him, "The sued those who were actually guilty of that world is crucified unto me, and I am crucified crime. unto the world.” That worldly life, those dis But less us press motives more gentle, and sipations, those accumulated rebellions against more congenial to the dignity of the redeemed the commands of heaven; that cupidity which of the Lord. If we consider the cross of Christ, engrosses us, and constitutes all our delight, in in relation to the proofs which he there diswhat is all this to terminate? Observe the plays to us of his love, is it possible we should tempests which it gathers around the head of find any thing too painful in the sacrifices those who give themselves up to criminal in- which he demands of us? Is it possible for us dulgence. Jesus Christ was perfectly exempt to do too much for that Jesus who has done so from sin, but he took ours upon himself," he much for us When the heart feels a disposibare them in his own body on the tree,” i Pet. tion to revolt against the morality of the gosii. 24, and it was for this end that he under- pel; when you are tempted to say, " This is a went, on that accursed tree, all those torments hard saying, who can hear it?” John vi. 60: which his divinity and his innocence enabled When the gate of heaven seems too strait for him to support, without sinking under the load. you; when the flesh would exaggerate the difPehold in this, O sinner, the fearful doom ficulties of working out your salvation; when which awaits thee. Yes, unless thou art cruci- it seems as if we were tearing the heart from fied with Christ by faith, thou shalt be by the your bosom, in charging you to curb the impejustice of God. And then all the fury of that tuosity of your temperament, to resist the torjustice shall be levelled at thy head, as it was rent of irregular desire, to give a portion of at his. Then thou shalt be exposed on a dying your goods to the poor, to sacrifice a Delilah bed to the dreadful conflicts which he endured or a Drusilla: follow your Saviour to Calvary: in Gethsemane. Thou shalt shudder at the behold him passing the brook Kidron, ascendidea of that punishment which an avenging ing the fatal Mount on which his sacrifice was Deity is preparing for thee. Thou shalt sweat to be accomplished; behold that concourse of as it were great drops of blood, when the eye woes which constrain hiin to cry out, “My is directed to the tribunal of justice whither God, my God, why hast thou forsaken meris thou art going to be dragged. Nay more, Matt. xxvii. 46. If ye can, hold out against thou shalt then be condemned to compensate, objects like these! by the duration of thy punishment, what the If we consider the cross of Jesus Christ, relaweakness of thy nature renders thee incapable tively to the proofs which it supplies in support of supporting in respect to weight. Ages ac- of the doctrine of him who there finished his cumulated upon ages shall set no bounds to life, it will be a powerful inducement to adopt thy torments. Thou shalt be accursed of God the sentiments of St. Paul. It is natural, I through eternity, as Jesus Christ was in time: allow, for reasonable beings, of whom sacrifiand that cross which thou refusedst to bear for ces are exacted, so costly as those which Chrisa time, thou must bear for ever and ever. tianity prescribes, to expect full assurance of

If we consider the cross of Jesus Christ, with the truth of that religion. It is impossible to relation to the atrocious guilt of those who employ too much precaution, when the point despise a sacrifice of such high value, we shall in question is, whether or not we are to surrenfeel a powerful tendency to adopt the disposi- der victims so beloved. The slightest doubt tions of St. Paul, and to say with him, “ the on this head is of essential importance. But world is crucified unto me, and I am crucified is this article susceptible of the slightest doubt? unto the world." The image which I would Jesus Christ sealed with his blood the dochere trace for your inspection, is still that of trine which he taught; he was not only the St. Paul. This apostle depicts to us the love hero of the religion which we preach, but likeof the world, as a contempt of the cross of wise the martyr of it. Christ, and as a renewal of the punishment If we consider the cross of Christ, relatively which he suffered. The idea of what such a to the aid necessary to form us to the senticrime deserves, absorbs and confounds his spi- ments expressed by St. Paul, it still powerrit; he cannot find colours strong enough to fully presses us to adopt them. It assures, on paint it; and he satisfies himself with asking, the part of God, of every support we can after he had inentioned the punishment inflicted need, in maintaining the conflicts to which we on those who had violated the law of Moses: are called. It lays the foundation of this rea"Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, soning, the justest, the most conclusive, which shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden intelligence ever formed: “If God be for us, under foot the Son of God, and hath counted / who can be against us! He that spared not


his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, Thus it is that the cross of Christ forms us how shall he not with him also freely give us to the sentiments of our apostle; thus it is all things?” Rom. viii. 31, 32.

that we are enabled to say, “ The world is cruAnd, to conclude this discourse by reprecified unto us, and we are crucified unto the senting the same images which we traced in world:” thus it is that the cross conducts us to the beginning of it, if we consider the cross of the true glory. O glorious cross! thou shalt our Lord Jesus Christ, relatively to the glory ever be the object of my study, and of my mewhich followed, it still presses us to adopt the ditation! I will propose to myself to know sentiments of St. Paul in the text. The idea nothing, save Jesus Christ and him cruciof that glory carried Jesus Christ through all fied! “God forbid that I should glory, save that was most painful in his sacrifice. On the in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by eve of consuminating it, he thus addresses his whom the world is crucified unto me, and I heavenly Father: “ The hour is come that the unto the world!” May God grant us this Son of man should be glorified. Father, glo- grace! Amen. rify thy name : Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee I have glorified thee on

SERMON LXXX. the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do: and now, O Father, glorify

ON THE FEAR OF DEATH. thou me with thise own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was," John xii. 23. 28; xvii. 1. 4,5. This expectation was not disappointed. The conflict was long,

HEBREWs ii. 14, 15. it was severe, but it came to a period; but hea- Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of venly messengers descended to receive him as flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took he issued from the tomb; but a cloud came to part of the same; that through death he might raise him from the earth; but the gates of hea destroy him that had the power of death, that ven opened, with the acclamations of the is, the devil; and deliver them who through church triumphant, celebrating his victories, fear of death were all their life-time subject to and hailing bis exaltation in these strains:

bondage. “Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye To know what death is, without being terrilifted up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of fied at it, is the highest degree of perfection Glory shall come in,” Ps. xxiv. 7.

attainable by the human mind; it is the highChristians! let our eyes settle on this object. est point of felicity which a man can reach, To suffer with Jesus Christ, is to have full as- wbile in this valley of tears. I say, to know surance of reigning with him. We do not death without fearing it; and it is in the union mean to conceal from you the pains which of these two things we are to look for that efawait you in the career prescribed to the fol- fort of genius so worthy of emulation, and that lowers of the Redeemer. It is a hard thing to perfection of felicity so much calculated to renounce all that Matters, all that pleases, all kindle ardent desire. For to brave death that charms. It is hard to be told incessantly without knowing what it is; to shut our eyes of difficulties to be surmounted, of enemies to against all that is hideous in its aspect, in order be encountered, of a cross to be borne, of cru- to combat it with success, this is so far from incifixion to be endured. It is hard for a man to dicating a superior excellency of disposition, mortify himself, while all around him are re- that it must be considered rather as a mental joicing; while they are refining on pleasure; derangement; so far from being the height of while they are employing their utmost inge- felicity, it is the extreme of misery. nuity to procure new amusements; while they We have seen philosophers shaking off (if are distilling their brain to diversify their de- after all they did so in reality, and if that inlights; while they are spending life in sports, trepid outside did not conceal a trembling in feasting, in gayety, in spectacle on spec- heart,) we have seen philosophers shaking of tacle. The conflict is long, it is violent, I ac- the fear of death; but they did not know it. knowledge it; but it draws to a period; but They viewed it only under borrowed aspects. your cross shall be followed by the same tri- They figured it to themselves, as either reumph which that of your Saviour was: “Fa- ducing the nature of man to a state of annihither, the hour is come, glorify thy Son:” but lation, or as summoning him before chimerical you, in expiring on your cross; you shall with tribunals, or as followed by a certain imaginaholy joy and confidence commend your soul ry felicity. to God, as he commended his, and, closing We have seen heroes, as the world calls your eyes in death, say, “ Father! into thy them, pretending to brave the terrors of death; hands I commend my spirit,” Luke xxiii

. 46; but they did not know it: they represented it but the angels shall descend to receive that de to themselves as crowned with laurels, as departing spirit, to convey it to the bosom ofcorated with trophies, as figuring on the page your God; and after having rejoiced in your of the historian. conversion, they shall rejoice together in your We have seen, and still see every day, liberbeatitude, as they rejoiced in his; but in the tines pretending to brave the terrors of death, great day of the restitution of all things, you but they know it not. Their indolence is the shall ascend on the clouds of heaven, as Jesus cause of that assumed firmness; and they are Christ did; you shall be exalted, like him, far incapable of enjoying tranquillity, but by banabove all heavens; and you shall assume, to- ishing the idea of a period, the horror of which gether with him, a seat on the throne of the they are unable to overcome. But not to dismajesty of God.

guise this formidable object; to view it in its VOL. II.-29

to us.

true light; to fix the eye steadily on every fea- ever, cannot be called in question; this great ture; to have a perception of all its terrors; in enemy of our salvation unquestionably exera word, to know what death is, without being cises a sort of empire over the universe. terrified at it, to repeat it once more, is the Though the Scriptures speak sparingly of the highest degree of perfection attainable by the nature and functions of this malignant spirit, human mind; it is the highest point of felicity they say enough of them to convey a striking which a man can reach while in this valley of idea of his power, and to render it formidable tears.

The Scripture tells us, I. That he Sovereign wisdom, my brethren, forms his tempts men to sin; witness the wiles which he children to true heroism. That wisdom effects pracused on our first parents; witness that what neither philosophers by their false max- which St. Paul says of him in chap. ii. of the ims, nor the heroes of the world by their af- Epistle to the Ephesians, “the spirit that workfected intrepidity, nor the libertine by his in- eth in the children of disobedience;" witness sensibility and indolence; that wisdom effects the name of Tempter given to him in the gospel what all the powers in the universe could not history, Matt. iv. 3. The Scripture informs have produced, and alone bestows on the us, II. That he accuses men before God of Christian the privilege of knowing death with those very crimes which he solicited them to out fearing it. All this is contained in the commit; witness the prophet Zechariah, who words which I have read as the subject of the was "showed Joshua the high-priest, standing present discourse: “through fear of death, men before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standwere all their life-time subject to bondage:" | ing at his right hand to resist him;" or, as it there is the power of death; there his empire; might have been rendered, to be his adversary there his triumph. Jesus Christ, “through his or accuser: witness the descriptive appellation death, has destroyed him that had the power of calumniator or accuser given him by St. of death, that is the devil, and delivers them | John in the Apocalypse. T'he Scripture tells who through fear of death were all their life- us, III. That he sometimes torments men; wittime subject to bondage:” Behold death van ness the history of Job; witness what St. Paul quished! there are his spoils; there is the tri- says of his “delivering up unto Satan” the inumph over him: salutary ideas! which will pre- cestuous person at Corinth. This power of sent themselves in succession to our thoughts delivering up to Satan, to mention it by the in the sequel of this exercise. “ Forasmuch way, was a part of the miraculous gifts conferthen as the children are partakers of flesh and red on the apostle; gifts transmitted to the imblood, he also himself likewise took part of mediately succeeding ages of the church, at the same; that through death he might destroy least if Pauliness is to be credited on this subhim that had the power of death, that is the ject," who relates that an abandoned wretch devil: and deliver them who through fear of was, by St. Ambrosius, delivered up to Satan, death were all their life-time subject to bon- who tore him in pieces. Finally, IV. We find dage."

the devil designated in Scripture, " the god of With respect to the first words, "forasmuch the world,” 2 Cor. iv. 4, and “the prince of as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, the power of the air,” Eph. ii. 2. You likehe also himself likewise took part of the same,” wise see him represented as acting on the waI shall only remark, that by the children referred ters of the sea, as raising tempests, and as smito, we are to understand men in general, and ting the children of men with various kinds of believers in particular: and by that flesh and plagues. blood we are not to understand corruption, as But if the devil be represented as exercising in some other passages of Scripture, but hu- an influence over the ills of human life, he is man ‘nature; so that when it is said, “ as the still more especially represented as exerting his children are partakers of flesh and blood, Je- power over our death, the last and the most sus Christ likewise took part of the same,” formidable of all our woes. The Jews were the meaning is, he assumed a body such as impressed with ideas of this kind. Nay, they ours is.

did not satisfy themselves with general notions Having made these few short remarks on on this subject. They entered into the detail the first words, we shall confine ourselves to (for, my brethren, it has been an infirinity inthe two ideas which have been indicated, and cident to man in every age, to assert confidentshall employ what remains of our time, in ly on subjects the most mysterious and concealproving this fundamental truth, that Jesus ed,) they said that the devil

, to whom they Christ,“ by his death, has destroyed him that gave the name of Samuel,t had the empire of had the power of death, that is, the devil, in death:” that his power extended so far as to order that he might deliver them who through prevent the resurrection of the wicked. St. fear of death were all their life-time subject to Paul, in the words of our text, adopts their bondage.”

mode of expression, as his custom is, without The terrors of death are expressed in terms propagating their error: he describes the evil powerfully energetical, in this text. It repre- spirit as the person who possesses the empire of sents to us a mighty tyrant causing death to death, and who, "through the fear of death, march at his command, and subjecting the subjects men all their life-time to bondage.” whole universe to his dominion. This tyrant But Christians, be not dismayed at beholdis the devil. He is the personage here de- ing this fearful image. “Surely there is no cribed, and who, “through the fear of death, enchantment against Jacob, neither is there subjects men to bondage."

any divination against Israel,” Numb. xxiij. 23. You stand aghast, no doubt, on beholding the whole human race reduced to subjection

Paulin. de Vit. Ambros. under a master so detestable. The fact, how

| Thalm. in Libo. Capht.

“Now is come salvation and strength, and the is the fear of falling back into nothing, which kingdom of our God, and the power of his the prospect of death awakens. The greatest Christ; for the accuser of our brethren is cast of all the advantages which we possess, and down, which accused them before our God day that which indeed is the foundation of all the and night. And they overcame him by the rest, is existence. We accordingly observe blood of the Lamb," Rev. xii. 10, 11. Let us, that old people, though all their faculties are however, reduce our reflections on the subject much impaired, always enjoy a certain nameto method. Three considerations render death less superiority over young persons. The reformidable to man; three considerations disarmflection that there was a time when they exdeath in the apprehension of the Christian; isted, while as yet the young did not exist, 1. The veil which conceals from the eyes of constitutes this superiority; and young persons, the dying person, the state on which he is in their turn, feel a superiority suggested to about to enter: 2. The remorse of conscience them by the thought, that a time is coming which the recollection of his guilt excites: 3. when they shall exist, whereas the others shall The loss of titles, honours, and every other be no more. Death terminates, to appearance, earthly possession. In these respects chiefly, an advantage which is the foundation of every "he who has the power of death subjects men other. And is it any wonder that the heart of to bondage:” these are the things which ren man should sink under such a consideration? der death formidable.

In vain will we flee for refuge from this deIn opposition to this, the death of Jesus pressing reflection, to the arguments which Christ, i. Removes the veil which concealed reason, even a well-directed reason, supplies. futurity from us, and constitutes an authentic If they are satisfying of themselves, and calproof of the immortality of the soul: 2. The culated to impress the philosophic mind, they death of Jesus Christ is a sacrifice presented to are far beyond the reach of a vulgar underdivine justice for the remission of our sins: 3. standing, to which the very terms spirituality The death of Jesus Christ gives us complete and existence are barbarous and unintelligible. assurance of a blessed eternity. These are the To no purpose will we have recourse to what three considerations which disarm death in the has been said on this subject, by the most enapprehension of the dying believer. And this lightened of the pagan world, and to what, in is a brief abstract of the important truths deli- particular, Tacitus relates of Seneca,* on his vered in this text.

going into the bath which was to receive the The devil renders death formidable, through blood, as it streamed from his opened veins: he uncertainty respecting the nature of our souls; besprinkled the bystanders with the fluid in the death of Christ dispels that terror, by de- which his limbs were immerged, with this memonstrating to us that the soul is immortal.morable expression, that he presented those The devil renders death formidable by awaken- drops of water as a libation to Jupiter the Deing the recollection of past guilt; the death of liverer. In order to secure us against terrors Jesus Christ restores confidence and joy, for it so formidable, we must have a guide more safe is the expiation of all our sins. The devil than our own reason. In order to obtain a perclothes death with terror, by rendering us sen- suasion of the immortality of the soul, we sible to the loss of those possessions of which must have a security less suspicious than that death is going to deprive us; the death of Jesus of a Socrates or a Plato. Now that guide, Christ tranquillizes the mind, because it is a my brethren, is the cross of Jesus Christ: that pledge to us of an eternal felicity. The first security is an expiring Redeemer. Two prinof these ideas represents Jesus Christ to us as ciples concur in the demonstration of all-ima martyr, who has sealed with his own blood a portant truth. doctrine which rests entirely on the immortali 1. The doctrine of Jesus Christ establishes ty of the soul. The second represents him as the immortality of the soul. a victim, offering himself in our stead, to di 2. The death of Jesus Christ is an irresistivine justice. And the third represents him as ble proof of the truth of his doctrine. a conqueror, who has, by his death, acquired 1. That the doctrine of Jesus Christ estabfor us a kingdom of everlasting bliss.

lishes the immortality of the soul is a point Had we nothing farther in view, than to pre- which no one pretends to dispute with us. A sent you with vague ideas of the sentiments of man has but to open his eyes in order to be the sacred authors, on this subject, here our convinced of it. We shall, accordingly, make discourse might be concluded. But these but a single remark on this head. It is this, truths, treated thus generally, could make but that the doctrine of the immortality of the soul a slight impression. It is of importance to ought not to be considered merely as a particupress them one by one, and, opposing in every lar point of the religion of Jesus Christ, indeparticular, the triumph of the Redeemer, to pendent of which it may subsist as a complete the empire of the wicked one, to place in its whole. It is a point without which Christianity clearest point of light, the interesting truth cannot exist at all, and separated from which contained in our text, namely, that Jesus Christ, the religion of Jesus Christ, the fullest, the “through his own death, has destroyed him most complete, and the most consistent that who had the power of death, that is, the devil; ever was presented to the world, becomes the that he might deliver them who, through fear most imperfect, barren, and inconsistent. The of death, were all their life-time subject to whole fabric of the gospel rests on this foundabondage.”

tion, that the soul is immortal. Wherefore I. The first consideration wbich renders was it that Jesus Christ, the Lord of universal death formidable: the first yoke imposed on nature, had a manger for his cradle, and a stathe necks of the children of men, by that tremendous prince who" has the power of death,”

* Annal. Lib. xv.


ble for his palace? because nis "kingdom was for his return to the light. You feel the force
not of this world,” John xviii. 16. This sup- of this argument. Jesus Christ, having died in
poses the immortality of the soul. Wherefore support of the truth of a doctrine entirely found-
is the Christian encouraged to bid defiance to ed on the supposition of the immortality of the
tyrants, who may drag him from a prison, from soul, there is no longer room to doubt whether
a dungeon, who may nail him to a cross, who the soul be immortal.
may mangle his body on a wheel? It is because Let us here pause for a few moments, and
their power extends no farther than to the before we enter on the second branch of our
“killing of the body,” Matt. x. 28, while the subject, let us consider how far this position, so
soul is placed far beyond their reach. This clearly proved, so firmly established, has a ten-
supposes immortality. Wherefore must the dency to fortify us against the fears of death.
Christian deem himself miserable, were he to Suppose for an instant that we knew nothing
achieve the conquest of the whole world, at respecting the state of souls, after this life is
the expense of a good conscience? Because it closed, and respecting the economy on which we
will "profit a man nothing to gain the whole must then enter; supposing God to have granted
world, if he lose his own soul,” Matt. xvi. 26. us no revelation whatever on this interesting
This supposes immortality. Wherefore are we article, but simply this, that our souls are im-
not the most miserable of all creatures? Be- mortal, a slight degree of meditation on the

we have hope in Christ not for this life case, as thus stated, ought to operate as an inonly," I Cor. xv. 19. This supposes immor- ducement rather to wish for death, than to fear tality. The doctrine of Jesus Christ, therefore, it. It appears probable that the soul, when establishes the truth of the immortality of the disengaged from the senses, in which it is now soul.

enveloped, will subsist in a manner infinitely 2. But we said, in the second place, that the more noble than it could do here below, during death of Jesus Christ is a proof of his doctrine. its union with matter. We are perfectly conHe referred the world to his death, as a sign by vinced that the body will, one day, contribute which it might be ascertained whether or not greatly to our felicity; it is an essential part of he came from God. By this he proposed to our being, without which our happiness must stop the mouth of incredulity. Neither the be incomplete. But this necessity, which fetpurity of his life, nor the sanctity of his deport- ters down the functions of the soul, on this ment, nor the lustre of his miracles had as yet earth, to the irregular movements of ill-assortprevailed so far as to convince an unbelieving ed matter, is a real bondage. The soul is a world of the truth of his mission. They must prisoner in this body. A prisoner is a man sushave sign upon sign, prodigy upon prodigy. ceptible of a thousand delights, but who can Jesus Christ restricts himself to one: “Destroy enjoy, however, only such pleasures as are comthis temple, and within three days I will build patible with the extent of the place in which it up again,” Mark xiv. 58. An evil and he is shut up: his scope is limited to the capaadulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and city of his dungeon: he beholds the light only there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign through the aperture of that dungeon: all his of the prophet Jonas,” Matt. xii. 39. This intercourse is confined to the persons who apsign could not labour under any ambiguity. proach his dungeon. But let his prison-doors And this sign was accomplished. There is no be thrown open; from that moment, behold him longer room to doubt of a truth demonstrated in a state of much higher felicity. Thenceforin a manner so illustrious.

ward he can maintain social intercourse with Our ancestors devised, * with greater simpli- all the men in the world; thenceforward he city, it must be allowed, than strength of rea can contemplate an unbounded body of light; soning, a very singular proof of the innocence thenceforward he is able to expatiate over the of persons accused. They presented to them a spacious universe. bar of hot iron. If the person under trial had This exhibits a portrait of the soul. A prithe firmness to grasp it, and received no injury soner to the senses, it can enjoy those delights from the action of the burning metal, he was only which have a reference to sense.

It can acquitted of the charge. This proof was, as see only by means of the cuticles and the fibres we have said, devised with more simplicity than of its eyes: it can hear only by means of the acstrength of reasoning: no one having a right to tion of the nerves and tympanum of its ears: it suppose that God will perform a miracle, to can think only in conformity to certain modifievince his innocence to the conviction of his cations of its brain. The soul is susceptible of judges. I acknowledge at the same time, that a thousand pleasures, of which it has not so had I been an eye-witness of such an experi- much as the idea. A blind man has a soul cament; had I beheld that element which dis- pable of admitting the sensation of light; if he solves, which devours bodies the most obdurate, be deprived of it, the reason is, his senses are respecting the hand of a person accused of a defective, or improperly disposed. Our souls crime, I should certainly have been very much are susceptible of a thousand unknown sensastruck at the sight of such a spectacle. tions; but they receive them not, in this econo

But what shall we say of the Saviour of the my of imperfection and wretchedness, because world, after the proof to which he was put it is the will of God that they should perceive He "walked through the fire without being only through the medium of those organs, and burnt,” Isa. xliii. 2. He descended into the that those organs, from their limited nature, bosom of the grave: the grave respected him, should be capable of admitting only limited and those other insatiables which never say “it sensations. is enough,” Prov. xxx. 16, opened a passage But permit the soul to expatiate at large, let

it take its natural flight, let these prison walls * Rasquier Recher. de la France, liv. iv. 2. be broken down, o, then! the soul becomes

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