Choice English Extracts; Or Selections from the Works of Bishops Taylor, Latimer and Hall, Drs. Barrow, South, Brown and Fuller, and Lord Bacon

Choice English Extracts; Or Selections from the Works of Bishops Taylor, Latimer and Hall, Drs. Barrow, South, Brown and Fuller, and Lord Bacon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...pleasure of the eye. Certainly virtue is like pleasant odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed; for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. heighten their corruptions. Prosperity and ease upon an unsanctified impure heart, is like the sun-beams upon a dunghill, it raises many filthy, noisome exhalations. The same soldiers, who in hard service, and in the battle, are in perfect subjection to their leaders, in peace and luxury are apt to mutiny and rebel. That corrupt affection which has lain, as it were, dead and frozen in the midst of distracting businesses or under adversity, when the sun of prosperity hath shined upon it, then like a snake it presently recovers its former strength and venom. THE GLORY OF THE CLERGY. God is the fountain of honor, and the conduit by which he conveys it to the sons of men, are virtuous and generous practices. Some indeed may please and promise themselves high matters from full revenues, stately palaces, court interests, and great dependances. But that which makes the clergy glorious, is to be knowing in their profession, unspotted in their lives, active and laborious in their charges, bold and resolute in opposing seducers, and daring to look vice in the face though never so potent and illustrious. And lastly, to be gentle, courteous, and compassionate to all. These are our robes and our maces, our escutcheons and highest titles of honor, f Mud walls swell when the (run shims upon then, t Vol. i., 264. All that I can say for myself, is a desire of doing good; which if it were as fervent in richer hearts, the church, which now we see comely, would then be glorious. This honest ambition hath carried me to neglect the fear of seeming prodigal of my little;...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929152
  • 9781236929150