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Page 122 - Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Page 82 - Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
Page 213 - Yet since Providence will have it so, I am content so much of my heart (which I study to approve to God's omniscience) should be discovered to the world, without any of those dresses or popular captations which some men use in their speeches and expresses. I wish my subjects had yet a clearer sight into my most retired thoughts, where they might discover how they are divided between the love and care I have, not more to preserve my own rights, than to procure their peace and happiness, and that extreme...
Page 246 - My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Page 47 - I am sorry my relation to so deserving a lady should be any occasion of her danger and affliction, whose merits would have served her for a protection among the savage Indians, while their rudeness and barbarity knows not so perfectly to hate all virtues as some men's subtilty doth, among whom I yet think few are so malicious as to hate her for herself. The fault is, that she is my wife.
Page 17 - I foresaw would in all likelihood follow some men's activity, if not restrained, and so now hath done, to the undoing of many thousands; the more is the pity. But to overawe the freedom of the Houses or to weaken their just authority by any violent impressions upon them was not at all my design. I thought I had so much justice and reason on my side as should not have needed so rough assistance; and I was resolved rather to bear the repulse with patience than to use such hazardous extremities.
Page 58 - ... head and his violent dealing to come down on his own pate. Thou hast pleaded my cause even before the sons of men and taken the matter into Thine own hands, that men may know it was Thy work and see that Thou, Lord, hast done it. I do not, I dare not, say, so let mine enemies perish, O Lord! Yea, Lord, rather give them repentance, pardon, and impunity if it be Thy blessed will. Let not Thy justice prevent the objects and opportunities of my mercy.
Page 276 - ... heart to receive the least check against or disaffection from the true religion established in the Church of England. I tell you I have tried it, and, after much search and many disputes, have concluded it to be the best in the world, not only in the community, as Christian', but also in the special notion, as reformed, keeping the middle way between the pomp of superstitious tyranny, and the meanness of fantastic anarchy.
Page 93 - ... designs the present distractions. Such armies of propositions having so little, in my judgment, of reason, justice, and religion on their side as they had tumult and faction for their rise, must not go alone but ever be backed and seconded with armies of soldiers. Though the second should prevail against my person, yet the first shall never overcome me, further than I see cause; for I look not at their number and power so much as I weigh their reason and justice. Had the two Houses first sued...