The art of contentment, by the author of the whole duty of man

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Página 119 - Heb. xi. 17, according to that in 2 Cor. viii. 12. Where there is a willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man hath, and not according to what he hath not : which is true of this church-duty, as well as of that of alms.
Página 130 - Come and let us return unto the Lord ; for he bath torn and he will heal us; he hath smitten and he will bind us up.
Página 166 - And truly while we ftate our companions fo unequally, they are as mifchievous as the common proverb fpeaks them odious : but if we would begin at the right end, and look with as much companion on the adverfities of our brethren, as we do with envy on their profperities , every man would find caufe to fit down contentedly with his own burden, and confefs that he bears but the proportionable...
Página 148 - For verily he took not on him the nature of angels, but he took on him the feed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren ; that he might be a merciful and faithful high prieft in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the fins of the people : for in that he himfelf hath fuffered, being tempted, he is able to fuccor them that are tempted.
Página 57 - Were there but a single mercy apportioned to each minute of our lives, the sum would arise very high ; but how is our arithmetic confounded when every minute has more than we can distinctly number...
Página 144 - GTOD'S favourites do here wear a livery interwoven with a mixture of dark and gloomy colours ; their "long white robes " are laid up for them, against they come to the Marriage of the LAMB.
Página 218 - Socrates rightly faid of Contentment , oppofing it to the riches of fortune and opinion ,that tis the wealth of nature; for it gives every thing that we have...

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