The Life of Izaak Walton: Including Notices of His Contemporaries

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Thomas Gosden, 1826 - 93 páginas

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Página 60 - Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
Página 68 - Leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent in their instructions...
Página 75 - He that at midnight, when the very labourer sleeps securely, should hear, as I have very often, the clear airs, the sweet descants, the natural rising and falling, the doubling and redoubling of her voice, might well be lifted above earth, and say, Lord, what music hast thou provided for the Saints in Heaven, when thou affordest bad men such music on Earth...
Página 38 - Blessed be the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed be the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed be the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. And, blessed be the meek, for they shall possess the earth.
Página 71 - A battle or a triumph are conjunctures in which not one man in a million is likely to be engaged ; but when we see a person at the point of death, we cannot forbear being attentive to every thing he says or does, because we are sure that some time or other we shall ourselves be in the same melancholy circumstances. The general, the statesman, or the philosopher, are perhaps characters which we may never act in, but the dying man is one whom, sooner or later, we shall certainly resemble.
Página 66 - that he had great reason to give God thanks for his travels ; since, if it were possible, he returned rather more confirmed of the purity of the Protestant religion than he was before.
Página 70 - ... true eloquence I find to be none but the serious and hearty love of truth; and that whose mind soever is fully possessed with a fervent desire to know good things, and with the dearest charity to infuse the knowledge of them into others, when such a man would speak, his words...
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