Diana's Crescent Volume 1-2

Diana's Crescent Volume 1-2

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...the lust of conquest, and so forth. I hammered this well in, and then drew a picture of our present position; but individual application was the end I aimed at. Let each of us reflect, said I, how much, under all discouragements and abatements, we still possess. Let us remember we have an account to give of the improvement of our national privileges, which may well humble us in the review. We are in a Sabbath--keeping country--how do we keep our Sabbaths? We are in a country where the Bible is open to all--is it a sealed book to us? We are in a country where the Holy Communion of the Lord's Supper is ad ministered to the laity in both kinds--do we partake of it? We are in a country where prayer is offered to the Most High in the vulgar tongue--do we pray daily, continually? What remedies may be necessary to cure the distempers of our several minds, arising from uninterrupted ease and security, we know not; and, if we did know, might be too sparing of ourselves to administer. The time present would always be too soon; and that to-morrow, which never arrives, would be thought soon enough. But when the Lord's judgments are abroad' on the earth, the inhabitants thereof will learn righteousness. Let these expected calamities, therefore, effect their purpose, whether they are permitted to fall on us serving chastisement may produce such godly sorrow that chastisement itself could do no more. At all events, what or not;--it may be, the sense of de ever natural evils may be in train, they may be in no degree more painful than ordinary death. If a discipline which spares our lives be all that we are called upon to suffer, the purification of mind which that shall produce, may make us happier in a reduced fortune than ever we...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798384
  • 9781236798381