A System of Moral Philosophy: Adapted to Children and Families, and Especially to Common Schools

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James Munroe, 1847 - Children - 80 pages
 

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Page 21 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power ; both angels, and men, and creatures of what condition soever, though each in different sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent, admiring her as the mother of their peace and joy.
Page 22 - ... of Law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God ; her voice, the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage : the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power; both angels and men, and creatures of what condition soever, though each in different sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent, admiring her as the mother of their peace and joy.
Page ii - A System of Moral Philosophy, adapted to Children and Families, and especially to Common Schools. By REV. D. STEELE and A FRIEND.
Page 59 - ... in humility? the ambitious and tyrannical in serving others? Their whole nature must be reversed before they could find any delight in these heavenly virtues. What we inmostly and really love is what we call good. It is and ever must be the measure of our good, and must determine its quality. We can no more escape from it than we can escape from the laws 6 of gravitation.
Page 5 - ТЬч system of moral philosophy which it enforces is based on the only legitimate foundation —love to God and love to man. Although the joint production of a Methodist and an Episcopalian, it is entirely free from sectarianism...
Page 64 - The law is everywhere; in the dark as well as in the light; in secret, as well as in public...
Page 46 - O go to him now, With love in thy bosom, And smiles on thy brow ; " Speak words of pure kindness, And help him to rise From error to virtue, From earth to the skies.

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