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Converts from Infidelity; Or, Lives of Eminent Individuals Who ..., Volume 2
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Page 219 - Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought thee in the courts, fields, and gardens ; but I have found thee in thy temples.
Page 332 - HE appeared in countenance to be of a stern and rough temper; but in his conversation mild and affable; not given to loquacity, or much discourse in company, unless some urgent occasion required it; observing never to boast of himself, or his parts, but rather...
Page 197 - THOSE who were skilful in anatomy, among the ancients, concluded, from the outward and inward make of a human body, that it was the work of a Being transcendently wise and powerful. As the world grew more enlightened in this art, their discoveries gave them fresh opportunities of admiring the conduct of Providence in the formation of a human body.
Page 327 - That John Bunyan, of the town of Bedford, labourer, being a person of such and such conditions, he hath, since such a time, devilishly and perniciously abstained from coming to church to hear Divine service, and is a common upholder of several unlawful meetings and conventicles, to the great disturbance and distraction of the good subjects of this kingdom, contrary to the laws of our sovereign lord the king, etc.
Page 183 - HERE lies poor Johnson; reader have a care; Tread lightly, lest you rouse a sleeping bear. Religious, moral, generous and humane He was; but self-sufficient, rude and vain; Ill-bred and overbearing in dispute; A scholar, and a Christian, and a brute.
Page 324 - Their talk was about a new birth, the work of God on their hearts, as also how they were convinced of their miserable state by nature ; they talked how God had visited their souls with His love in the Lord Jesus, and with what words and promises they had been refreshed, comforted, and supported...
Page 76 - Of the high veneration man's intellect owes to God, peculiarly for his wisdom and power,
Page 183 - ... ironical ; there was a terseness in his repartees that had a play of words as well as of thought ; as when speaking of the difference between laying out money upon land, or purchasing into the funds, he said, " One was principal without interest, and the other interest without principal.