Essays, in a Series of Letters, on the Following Subjects: On Man's Writing Memoirs of Himself. On Decision of Character. On the Application of the Epithet Romantic. On Some of the Causes by which Evangelical Religion Has Been Rendered Less Acceptable to Persons of Cultivated Taste

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Pàgina 242 - the corrupt wishes of mankind, or even recollecting the lively sayings of the few whose wit has expired only in the same moment with life, to fortify the pensive spirit for its last removal. " Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye have sent to enquire of Baalzebub the God of Ekron
Pàgina 135 - I would, that I do not; but what I hate, that I do ; to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good, I find not; the good that I would, that
Pàgina 233 - not to ourselves, but to him that died for us and rose again, counting all things but loss for the knowledge of Christ, being ardent to win Christ and be found in him, and trusting that Christ should be magnified in our body, whether by life or by death
Pàgina 189 - of other classes of sentiments. Here it is unnecessary to say, that no pusillanimity were more contemptible than that which, to escape this imputation, would surrender the smallest vital particle of the religion of Christ. We are to keep in solemn recollection his declaration, " Whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him also shall the son of
Pàgina 38 - that is, precludes another Deity by being one himself, he cannot know that the Being whose existence he rejects, does not exist. But he must know that he does not exist, else he deserves equal contempt and compassion for the temerity with which he
Pàgina 82 - of the extensive scene which he traversed; all his subordinate feelings lost their separate existence and operation, by falling into the grand one. There have not been wanting trivial minds, to mark this as a fault in his character. But the mere men of taste ought to be silent respecting such a man as Howard; he is above their sphere of judgment.
Pàgina 81 - than the determination of his feelings toward the main object. The importance of this object held his faculties in a state of excitement which was too rigid to be affected by lighter interests, and on which therefore the beauties of nature and of art had no power. He had no leisure feeling which he could spare to be diverted among the
Pàgina 68 - and energy to its practical exertions; and therefore as little as possible of this sacred fire should be expended in a way that does not augment the force of action. But nothing can less contribute to vigour of action, than protracted anxious fluctuation, intermixed with resolutions decided and revoked, while yet nothing causes a greater
Pàgina 89 - in that instance the possibility of determined conduct. I recollect reading in an old divine, a story from an older historian, applicable to this remark. A father went to the agents of a tyrant, to endeavour to redeem his two sons, military men, who with some other captives of war were condemned to die. He
Pàgina 65 - views and actions are destined to take to-morrow; as a farmer has often to acknowledge that next" day's proceedings are at the disposal of its winds and clouds. This man's opinions and determinations always depend very much on other human beings; and

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