Friendly advice to my poor neighbours: in tales and dialogues, by a member of the Church of England

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C.G.J. & F. Rivington, 1829 - 248 pages

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Page 6 - BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Page 179 - Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth ; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes : but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
Page 149 - Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same. For he is a minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience...
Page 133 - To thee, Almighty God, to thee Our childhood we resign ; 'Twill please us to look back and see That our whole lives were thine. 6 Let the sweet work of prayer and praise Employ my youngest breath ! Thus I'm prepared for longer days, Or fit for early death.
Page 41 - Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Page 87 - THIEF. WHY should I deprive my neighbour Of his goods against his will ? Hands were made for honest labour, Not to plunder or to steal.
Page 133 - HAPPY the child whose tender years receive instruction well ; Who hates the sinner's path, and fears the road that leads to hell.
Page 81 - O never, never turn away thine ear ! Forlorn, in this bleak wilderness below, Ah ! what were man, should Heaven refuse to hear ! To others do (the law is not severe) What to thyself thou wishest to be done. Forgive thy foes ; and love thy parents dear, And friends, and native land ; nor those alone : All human weal and woe learn thou to make thine own.
Page 59 - As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
Page 87 - WHY should I deprive my neighbour Of his goods against his will ? Hands were made for honest labour, Not to plunder or to steal. 'Tis a foolish self-deceiving By such tricks to hope for gain: All that's ever got by thieving Turns to sorrow, shame, and pain.

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