Discourses on Several Important Subjects

Discourses on Several Important Subjects

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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. 1752 edition. Excerpt: ... himself upon the Whole, as being far-fi-om thinking himself wise and good enough: far from thinking that he stomieth collected in himselfland therefore need not take Heedlcst lit/W A Man may not imagine himself quite so faulty as he, . " is; familiar, that they make no great lmprrffons upon them. At the same time, that they rise above the common Level of Action, they think they do no-, thing but what is common; because nothing but what is commonly done by them. The Favours, which you cannot receive without warm Emotions of joy and Gratitude, they can bestow with great Coolness and Unconcernedneis. Because, though X-to receive such Favours is something unusual to you; yet to do them is nothing new to them. The more virtuous any Man is, the more modest and unpretending he must be. He must be sensible of the numerous Disorders which lurk within, of his iickly' Appetites, and the Corruption of his Heart; and how often the precarious Light of Reason, tlws Candle which God has lighted up in his Mind, has ' and is too general a Trader in the Republic os Let ters to become rich. A Man ofa flow Capacity 'is Advances in Literatnre: Men of quick Parts are B 5, --many Passions, and the Wickness, of the APPCPPQZS: Belle' rally keep Pace with the Brightness of the Imagina tion. And hence it comes to pass, that those who have, with an uncommon Cornpass of 'Thougllsisv i-nculcated excellent Rules of-Morality in their Wrlf' ings, have sometimes broke through-them all in thCIs Practice: The Brightness 'oft-heir Parts enabling them l d nfi P t d th Strength of their to ay ow 'ne recep s, an e Famous SERMONIIJ. On the Advantages of Affiiction. Being a SERMON occasioned by the Death of Mr. Burton, of Morztpcller-Row, in Twickenlmm. ss Preached in...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770595
  • 9781236770592