The Works of Vicesimus Knox, D.D.: With a Biographical Preface, Band 2


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Seite 579 - Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening spirit and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast.
Seite 591 - Be wise now, therefore, O ye kings ; be learned, ye that are judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD in fear, and rejoice unto him with reverence. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and so ye perish from the right way : if his wrath be kindled, yea but a little, blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Seite 501 - What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? 6. Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs? 7. Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; 8.
Seite 152 - And now, gentlemen, on this serious day when I come, as it were, to make up my account with you, let me take to myself some degree of honest pride on the nature of the charges that are against me. I do not here stand before you accused of venality, or of neglect of duty. It is not said that, in the long period of my service, I have, in a single instance, sacrificed the slightest of your interests to my ambition, or to my fortune. It is not alleged that, to...
Seite 178 - And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, 0 my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!
Seite 500 - ... it in very many things, and complies with it in all ; it hath in it both heat and light, and is not more effectual than it is beauteous ; it promises every thing that we can desire, and yet promises nothing but what it does effect ; it proclaims war against all vices, and generally does command every virtue ; it teaches us with ease to mortify those affections, which reason durst scarce reprove, because she hath not strength enough to conquer; and it does create in us...
Seite 141 - That one half of the world knows not how the other half lives, is a common and juft obfervation.
Seite 175 - Scripture beautifully expresses it, walking in the ways of his own heart, and in the sight of his own eyes.
Seite 526 - ... to the great question. His studies, being honest, ended in conviction. He found that religion was true, and what he had learned he endeavoured to teach (1747), by Observations on the Conversion of St. Paul; a treatise to which infidelity has never been able to fabricate a specious answer.
Seite 153 - No ! the charges against me are all of one kind : that I have pushed the principles of general justice and benevolence too far, — further than a cautious policy would warrant, and further than the opinions of many would go along with me. In every accident which may happen through life, in pain, in sorrow, in depression, and distress, I will call to mind this accusation, and be comforted.

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