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The Fruits of Reflection; Or, Moral Remembrances on Various Subjects
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Page 17 - For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God ; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre ; but a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Page 24 - Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick or in prison, and came unto thee?
Page 56 - Whom call we gay? That honour has been long The boast of mere pretenders to the name. The innocent are gay — the lark is gay, That dries his feathers, saturate with dew, Beneath the rosy cloud, while yet the beams Of dayspring overshoot his humble nest. The peasant too, a witness of his song, Himself a songster, is as gay as he.
Page 65 - Let there be light, said God ; And forthwith light Ethereal, first of things, quintessence pure, Sprung from the deep ; and from her native east To journey through the...
Page 18 - To fly at infinite ; and reach it there Where seraphs gather immortality, On life's fair tree, fast by the throne of God. What golden joys ambrosial clustering glow In his full beam, and ripen for the just, Where momentary ages are no more ! Where time, and pain, and chance, and death expire!
Page 205 - That man is blest who stands in awe Of God, and loves his sacred law: His seed on earth shall be renown'd; His house the seat of wealth shall be, An inexhausted treasury, And with successive honours crown'd. 2 His liberal favours he extends, To some he gives...
Page 7 - I say the pulpit, in the sober use Of its legitimate peculiar powers, Must stand acknowledged, while the world shall stand, The most important and effectual guard, Support, and ornament of virtue's cause.
Page 23 - Then shall the righteous answer HIM, saying, LORD, when saw we THEE an hungred, and fed THEE ? or thirsty, and gave THEE drink? When saw we THEE a stranger, and took THEE in ? or naked, and clothed THEE ? Or when saw we THEE sick, or in prison, and came unto THEE...
Page 133 - And many monstrous forms in sleep we see, That neither were, nor are, nor e'er can be. Sometimes forgotten things, long cast behind, Rush forward in the brain, and come to mind. The nurse's legends are for truths received, And the man dreams but what the boy believed.