The Complete Works of Hannah More Volume 1

The Complete Works of Hannah More Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...most decided and industrious enemy, the emperor Julian, could rccommond the manners of (iallilnans to the imitation of his pagan high priests; though he himself, at tho same time, was doing every tiling which the most inveterate malice, sharpend by the acutcst wit, and backed by the most absolute power ceuld devise, to discredit their doctrines. Nor would the efficacy of Christianity bo less risible now in influencing the conduct of its professors, if its principles were heartily and sincerely received. They would, were they of the true genuine cast opcruto on the conduct so effectually, that wc should sec morals and manners growing out of principles, as we see other consequences grow out of their proper and natural causes. Let but this great spring have its unobstructed play, and there would be little occasion to declaim against this excess or that enormity. If the same skill and care which are employed in curing symptoms, were vigorously levelled at the internal principle of the disease, the moral health would feel the benefit. If that attention which is bestowed in lopping 'the redundant and unsightly branches, were devoted to the cultivation of a sound and uncorrupt root, the effect of this labour would soon be discovered by tho excellence of the fruits. For though, even in the highest possible ex. ertion of religious principle, and the most dilirtnt practice of all its consequential train of virtues, man would still find evil propensities enough, in his fallen nature, to make it necessary that he should counteract them by keeping alive his diligence aflor higher attainments, and toquicken his aspirations after a boltei stato; yet the prevailing temper would be in general right tho will would be in a great measure rectified; and tho heart, ...
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  • Paperback | 556 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236557681