Divine Meditations Upon Several Occasions: With a Dayly Directory

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B. Griffin, 1680 - 208 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 16 - Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
الصفحة 21 - ... but I would fix my study upon those only that are of most importance to fit me for action, which is the true end of all learning. Lord, teach me so to study other men's works as not to neglect mine own ; and so to study Thy word, which is Thy work, that it may be " a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" — my candle to work by. Take me off from the curiosity of knowing only to know ; from the vanity of knowing only to be known ; and from the folly of pretending to know more than I do...
الصفحة 16 - I, by this good fellowship, that, besides the help which I receive from hence, in reference to my life after this life, I can enjoy the life of so many ages before I lived ! That I can be acquainted with the passages of three or four thousand years ago, as if they were the weekly occurrences.
الصفحة 72 - World pleafethemfalves with their port ion in this life, arid joyn houfe to houfe, and lay field to field, till there be no place...
الصفحة 17 - ... the greatest generals, and make them serviceable to me. I can make bold with the best jewels they have in their treasury, with the same freedom that the Israelites borrowed of the Egyptians, and, without suspicion of felony, make use of them as mine own. I can here, without trespassing, go into their vineyards and not only eat my fill of their grapes for my pleasure, but put up as much as I will in my vessel, and store it up for my profit and advantage.
الصفحة 21 - ... do in reading as merchants used to do in their trading ; who, in a coasting way, put in at several ports and take in what commodities they afford, but settle their factories in those places only which are of special note ; I would, by-the-bye, allow myself a traffic with sundry authors, as I happen to light upon them, for my recreation ; and I would make the best advantage that I could of them : but I would fix my study upon those only that are of most importance to fit me for action, which is...
الصفحة 67 - ALL these months Original Sin Smith had been occupying a post of some importance under the Governor of Farnham Castle, and, being a man of considerable force of character, he had gained great influence in the garrison. There was about him a certain...
الصفحة 149 - Image , and reprefentative of death. Our whole life, is but this tale of a day told over, and over. I would therefore...
الصفحة 159 - I would obferve a moderation , a mean between eating by the ounce, and by the pound ; a fbber competent enough, is the beft N 2 diet.
الصفحة 20 - I would therefore do in this as merchants used to do in their trading ; who, in a coasting way, put in at several ports and take in what commodities they afford, but settle their factories in those places...

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