Sermons Preached at the Annual Election

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Page 16 - The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the falling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Page 14 - He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill ; That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
Page 11 - There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day : and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table : moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Page 14 - Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
Page 15 - For the needy shall not always be forgotten : the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
Page 19 - One is, to perceive clearly that the difficulty in question is of no unequal pressure, but bears equally heavy on Deism and on Christianity, and on the various different interpretations of the Christian scheme ; and consequently can. furnish no valid objection to any one scheme of religion in particular. Even Atheism does not lessen our difficulty ; it only alters the character of it. For as the believer in a God is at a loss to account for the existence of evil, the believer in no God, is equally...
Page 18 - In every part of the universe we see marks of wise and benevolent design ; and yet we see in many instances apparent frustrations of this design ; we see the productiveness of the earth interrupted by unfavourable...
Page 59 - ... the list of those branches of knowledge, which more peculiarly demand the attention of an endowed University; those, namely, which, while the cultivation of them is highly important to the Public at large, are not likely to be forwarded by the stimulus of private interest operating on individuals. The...
Page 18 - I profess to explain, why, in so many particular instances, causes have been permitted to operate, more or less, towards the frustration of this general design, and the retardation, or even reversal, of the course of improvement. The difficulty in fact is one which belongs, not to this alone, but to every branch of Natural -Theology. In every part of the universe...
Page 18 - I must take occasion to remark, / i • i_ • * that I do not profess to explain why things ' were so ordered, that any advancement at all should be needful; — why mankind were not placed at once in a state of society as highly civilized as it was destined ever to be.* The * The present Bishop of Chester has treated at large of the subjects here considered, in the third part of his

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