Occasional Reflections, Offered Principally for the Use of Schools
author, 1815 - Moral education - 206 pages
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Page 163 - He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
Page 180 - ORDER is Heaven's- first law; and this confest, Some are, and must be, greater than the rest, More rich, more wise; but who infers from hence That such are happier, shocks all common sense.
Page 158 - And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks : nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more, But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree ; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
Page 167 - For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
Page 195 - ANECDOTES. why he gave it to you, and it is your own now; the good man say, that's not right, the tobacco is yours, not the money ; the bad man say, never mind, you got it, go buy some dram ; the good man say, no, no, you must not...
Page 195 - ... the good man say, that not right, the tobacco is yours, not the money; the bad man say, never mind, you got it, go buy some dram ; the good man say, no, no, you must not do so...
Page 139 - ... government, and these witness that they are of God. The government and laws which we cannot obey nor fulfil for conscience sake, we choose rather to suffer for disobedience to them, than to transgress the righteous law of God, written in our hearts, by obeying them. — Edward JBurrough, London, 1667. The words of our Saviour, " If my Kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight," mnst signify * * * As my Kingdom is not of this world therefore my servants do not fight.— GEORGE DILLWTN.
Page 51 - I know nothing that could, in this view, be said better, than " do unto others as ye would that others should do unto you...