The Contributions of Q.Q. to a Periodical Work; [The Youth's Magazine] with Some Pieces Not Before Published Volume 1

The Contributions of Q.Q. to a Periodical Work; [The Youth's Magazine] with Some Pieces Not Before Published 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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...expected in our own case. Young Lady. Well, but do you really think it possible that I, for instance, should ever become so active and useful and excellent as those youngpeople? Mrs. W. If you really wish it, my dear, you will ask it fervently, and endeavour perseveringly, and then you will obtain the same grace and strength as they. But if you wish it faintly, you will ask languidly and endeavour lazily, and then you will not obtain. Young Lady. Ah, that is the very thing!--how am I to feel those sincere and earnest desires? Mrs. W. You must begin at the beginning; that is, with a determination to save your own soul; to take no rest or satisfaction in other things till you have hope in Christ; yes, the charity must begin at home; and when once it has been said to you, " Thy sins which were many are forgiven," then the language of your grateful heart will be, " Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" and a course of active duty and obedience, with all its difficulties, will be pleasant, and comparatively easy. Young Lady. I am sure I wish that were my happy state. Mrs. W. You wish it, perhaps, just as the young ruler did. He desired to obtain eternal life; he could not bear the idea (and who can bear it?) of everlasting destruction. But he wanted so very much to enjoy this world first, that he went away sorrowful, in the miserable bondage of an earthly mind and an evil conscience, rather than make the sacrifice and become free indeed. Young Lady. And what could he do if he had net strength of mind enough? Mrs. W. " They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength." Had he never read that promise? could not he then have asked for it? Yes, but the thing was, he was afraid of the consequences; i- did not like to give up the love of the more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236673053