Personal Visits to the Graves of Eminent Men

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Hodder and Stoughton, 1877 - Celebrities - 239 pages

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Page 129 - Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken ? or whose ass have I taken ? or whom have I defrauded ? whom have I oppressed ? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith ? and I will restore it you. And they said, Thou hast not defrauded us, nor oppressed us, neither hast thou taken aught of any man's hand.
Page 193 - For all things are yours ; whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come ; all are yours ; and ye are Christ's ; and Christ is God's.
Page 100 - lend you my horse : be sure you be honest, and " bring my horse back to me at your return this " way to Oxford. And I do now give you ten " groats, to bear your charges to Exeter; and here " is ten groats more, which I charge you to deliver " to your mother, and tell her I send her a hishop's " benediction with it, and beg the continuance of
Page 108 - Wherefore we acknowledge a dutiful necessity of doing well, but the meritorious dignity of doing well, we utterly renounce. We see how far we are from the perfect righteousness of the law ; the little fruit which we have in holiness, it is, God knoweth, corrupt and unsound : we put no confidence at all in it ; we challenge nothing in the world for it ; we dare not call God to reckoning, as if we had him in our debt-books. Our continual suit to him is, and must be, to bear with our infirmities, and...
Page 108 - Such we are in the sight of God the Father, as is the very Son of God himself. Let it be counted folly, or frenzy, or fury, whatsoever, it is our comfort and our wisdom ; we care for no knowledge in the world but this, that man hath sinned and God hath suffered ; that God hath made himself the son of man, and that men are made the righteousness of God.
Page 101 - And to this true character of his person, let me add this of his disposition and behaviour: God and nature blessed him with so blessed a bashfulness, that as in his younger days his pupils might easily look him out of countenance; so neither then, nor in his age, did he ever willingly look any man in the face; and was of so mild and humble a nature, that his poor parish-clerk and he did never talk but with both their hats on, or both off, at the same time...
Page 102 - There is no learning that this man hath not searched into, nothing too hard for his understanding : this man, indeed, deserves the name of an author : his books will get reverence by age, for there is in them such seeds of eternity, that if the rest be like this, they shall last till the last fire shall consume all learning.
Page 218 - And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns : and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
Page 148 - If thou chance for to find " A new house to thy mind, " And built without thy cost : " Be good to the poor, " As God gives thee store, " And then my labour's not lost...
Page 107 - Christ, as perfectly righteous, as if he had fulfilled all that was commanded him in the law ; shall I say more perfectly righteous, than if himself had fulfilled the whole law? I must take heed what I say: but the apostle saith, " God made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

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