Eighteenth Century Nonconformity

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1915 - 143 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 100 - In these hymns there is no doggerel; no botches; nothing put in to patch up the rhyme; no feeble expletives. Here is nothing turgid or bombast, on the one hand, or low and creeping on the other. Here are no cant expressions, no words without meaning.
Pàgina 101 - We who in Christ believe That he for us hath died, We all his unknown peace receive, And feel his blood applied.
Pàgina 98 - MY dear Redeemer and my Lord, I read my duty in thy word ; But in thy life the law appears Drawn out in living characters. 2 Such was thy truth, and such thy zeal, Such deference to thy Father's will, Such love, and meekness so divine, I would transcribe and make them mine.
Pàgina 48 - Don't take leave abruptly. Providence hath not directed thee yet on whom to drop thy mantle. Who shall instruct our youth, fill our vacant churches, animate our associations, and diffuse a spirit of piety, moderation, candour, and charity through our villages and churches, and a spirit of prayer and supplication into our towns and cities, when thou art removed from us ? Especially, who shall unfold the sacred oracles, teach us the meaning and use of our Bibles, rescue us from the bondage of systems...
Pàgina 46 - I have very little concein with it, I live almost like a tortoise shut up in its shell, almost always in the same town, the same house, the same chamber; yet I live like a prince — not, indeed, in the pomp...
Pàgina 55 - The Dissenting interest is not like itself: I hardly know it. It used to be famous for faith, holiness, and love. I knew the time when I had no doubt, into whatever place of worship I went among Dissenters, but that uiy heart would be warmed and comforted, and my edification promoted.
Pàgina 56 - In 1727 he published, in two volumes octavo, the first part of " The Credibility of the Gospel History ; or the facts occasionally mentioned in the New Testament, confirmed by passages of ancient authors who were contemporary with our Saviour, or his apostles, or lived near their time.
Pàgina 47 - Whereas it is customary, on these occasions, to begin with commending the soul into the hands of God, through Christ, I do it ; not in mere form, but with sincerity and joy ; esteeming it my greatest happiness, that I am taught and encouraged to do it, by that glorious gospel, which, having most assuredly believed, I have spent my life in preaching to others ; and which I esteem an infinitely greater treasure than all my little worldly store, or possessions ten thousand times greater than mine.
Pàgina 129 - But, farther, it is certain, between you and me there need be no personal controversy at alL For we may agree to leave each other's person and character absolutely untouched, while we sum up and answer the several arguments advanced, as plainly and closely as we can. " Either I or you mistake the whole of Christianity from the beginning to the end. Either my scheme or yours is as contrary to the scriptural as the Koran is. Is it mine or yours ? Yours has gone through all England, and made numerous...
Pàgina 46 - I only know that it passeth pleasantly with me. As for the world about me, I have very little concern with it. I live almost like a tortoise shut up in its shell, almost always in the same town, the same house, the same chamber...

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