Tryon's Letters, Domestick and Foreign; to Several Persons of Quality: Occasionally Distributed in Subjects, Viz. , Philosophical, Theological, and Mor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1700 edition. Excerpt: ... hurt, be it little or much, from one to another, though unawares or against their wills, nevertheless they fend forth fierce, wrathful Words, all tending to promote Violence, as if the Centre of Hell was open, which evil Speeches do with a rapid motion join Forces, and raise up by Simile the" like Properties in them to whom they are directed; by this and the like, a Man may fee without a Prospective Glass, what Principles most or all Men live in and are govern'd by, (vi DEGREES.) Disunity and Deformity are most or all of our Children and Young People Educated under; and such like wicked Methods are their Precedents and Examples, and these evil Seeds being Sown so early, they take such deep root, that in most Constitutions these evil Dispositions and voracious Inclinations can never be obliterated by all the Precepts in the World. For this Cause the People in general of most or all Nations, continue as Wicked and as void of true Knowledge, Temperance, Sobriety and Piety as ever, nay, every Age makes an addition of new, and as it were unheard of Violences, Oppressions and Blasphemies to the former, notwithstanding the Laws of Magistrates, to correct evil Manners, and the Admonition and Preaching of the Gospel, the Truth of this all Historys for many hundred years past confirm; therefore this Degeneration of Man into all kinds of Evil cannot be remedied or cured, by any of the Ways or Methods formerly or at this day practised, but by another Method of Life, We must begin at the Root, that is, with that which makes Men, or is the Substance and Essentials of our Bodies and Spirits, clean, innocent Foods, aud harmless Drinks, that our Children may proceed from an innocent Root, and be brought up in all harmless and innocent Methods of Life; and..

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