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Pàgina 125 - IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The fame was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him ; and without him was not any thing made, that was made.
Pàgina 128 - In all the hues of heaven's bow And, swelling to embrace the light, Spreads around beneath the sight. Old castles on the cliffs arise, Proudly...
Pàgina ix - ... the fubjeft, I could not, with an eafy mind, avoid treating on it in the manner I have done. In my childhood, I found it impoflible to fix my belief in the common notion of endlcfs torments; as I grew older, my fentiments occafionally became known.
Pàgina x - In this interval, and at the inftance of the perlón to whom I allude, I was prevailed on to fign fomething like a condemnation of the freedom, of my fentiments. But though this was not a declaration of my belief in a partial ultimate falvation, I foon found condemnation of mind for my wavering and timidity. And I can truly fay, that no other fmgle circuroftance of my whole life, hath ever given me fo much uneafinefs.
Pàgina 152 - Amos came to him, and faid unto him, " Thus faith the LORD, Set thine houfe in order, *' for thou fhalt die and not live.
Pàgina 51 - I was told that it was an annual practice for the furviving relatives of the deceafed, efpecially the women and children, thus to drefs and ornament the graves of deceafed friends againft Eafter Sunday, which was then the day following: and that the cuftom was ufed, with much affectionate memory, in feveral parts of Wales. I faw, however, only one more inftance of it, which occurred on the morrow, and which I fhall have occafion more particularly to mention, PILE.
Pàgina 116 - ... beneficial feelings, are frequently excited in the minds of perfons, while thus innocently, and, as they think, virtuoufly employed: my imagination can eafily reach to amiable and lafting effects of tendernefs, and pious affection, and even to folemn impreffions of mortality and another life, excited in little children, while they are bufied in this tender tribute of recollection and love for the dead.
Pàgina 113 - ... of this annual feafon: and as I remarked a very general abfence of people on the roads, and in the ftreets, I conclude that the day is more diftinguifhed among this fimple, and, I hope, virtuous people, by fequeftration and annual mourning, than the more lively kind of facred celebration.
Pàgina 122 - And while their bufy hands they fpread, Adorning all the precious bed, And call to mind the fond embrace, And dwell upon fome parent's face; Or prattling play-mate's gentle fmile, That...
Pàgina ix - I grew older, my fentiments occafionally became known. I was aflailed, in confequence, by fome few zealous and implicit believers, among my friends { particularly by one, for whom, on account of his moral character, I had confiderable rcfpefl.

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