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Seite 509 - If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind...
Seite 276 - But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days ! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away *aptive into all nations ; and Jerusalem shall be -trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Seite 155 - Early, and vain, into the world I came, Big with false hopes, and eager after fame ; Till looking round me, ere the race began, Madmen, and giddy fools, were all that ran ; Reclaim'd betimes, I from the lists retire, And thank the gods, who my retreat inspire.
Seite 463 - Mr. Jennings never admitted any into his academy till he had examined them as to their improvement in school learning, and on their capacity for entering on the course of studies which he proposed. He likewise insisted on satisfaction as to their moral character, and the marks of a serious disposition. " The first two years of our course we read the Scriptures in the family from Hebrew, Greek, or French into English.
Seite 464 - We had laws relating to that affair which were contrived so as to leave room for some dispute ; and if any case of difficulty happened, we examined into it, and often had long pleadings on both sides, and at last the cause was determined by the votes of the majority. The time of these debates was immediately after we had given an account of our private studies. We...
Seite 415 - disgusted at the subject' he proposes to be debated in our future correspondence. "It does not 'terrify me' to hear that a person whom I sincerely love, and for whose character I have the truest regard, has entertained some doubts which he cannot entirely get over, concerning a book which his earliest instructors recommended to him as the word of God. It is certainly the duty of every rational creature to bring his religion to the strictest test, and to retain or reject the faith in which he has...
Seite 359 - FROM THE REV. MR. SAUNDERS. DEAR PHIL. Bath, September 11, 1727. I PROMISED you a line from the bath, in which I can only tell you I got well here ; that the waters agree well with me, and that I have the most agreeable conversation I could ever wish for; being in Mr. Stevenson's house, whose character you have heard, and having for a companion, that diligent inquirer after truth, Mr. Jefferies, to whose writings you are no stranger. Now I only want to borrow thy noddle for the month or five weeks,...
Seite 48 - I do not see how it is reconcileable with either, to throw aside those entertainments of a rational, a friendly, and a religious nature, which you yourself think you may find in me, merely that you may eat and drink more sumptuously, and wear better clothes, with some of those people whom the word of God already brands as fools. Madam, I must presume so far as to say that it is neither the part of a Christian, nor a friend, to keep me in such a continual uneasiness.
Seite 454 - Our course was the employment of four years, and every half year we entered upon a new set of studies, or at least changed the time and order of our lectures. " The first half year we read geometry or algebra thrice a week, Hebrew twice, geography once-: French once, Latin prose authors once, classical exercises once.