The Counsels of a Father, in Four Letters of Sir Matthew Hale to His Children. To which is Added, The Practical Life of a True Christian ... With a New Memoir of the Author's Life ... Second Edition
Taylor and Hessey, 1817 - 207 pàgines
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Pàgina 83 - ... then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord ; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father : for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Pàgina 83 - If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, From doing thy pleasure on my holy day ; And call the sabbath a delight, The holy of the Lord, honourable; And shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, Nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord...
Pàgina 28 - Let him that will, ascend the tottering seat Of courtly grandeur, and become as great As are his mounting wishes : as for me, Let sweet repose and rest my portion be ; Give me some mean, obscure recess, a sphere Out of the road of business, or the fear Of falling lower ; where I sweetly may Myself and dear retirement still enjoy : Let not my life or name be known unto The grandees of the time...
Pàgina 23 - Not to be solicitous what men will say or think, so long as I keep myself exactly according to the rule of justice. 13. If in criminals it be a measuring cast, to incline to mercy and acquittal.
Pàgina 50 - If any person, that you do not very well know to be a person of truth, sobriety and weight, relate strange stories, be not too ready or easy to believe them, nor report them after him. And yet, unless he be one of your familiar acquaintance, be not too forward to contradict him ; or, if the necessity of the occasion...
Pàgina 107 - Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?