Divine Providence Considered and Illustrated

Divine Providence Considered and Illustrated

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...in age bow to his rank; and multitudes of superior years, acknowledge his distinction by continual testimonies of marked respect. When a man, he engages the regard of his sovereign; commands the esteem of the senate; and earns the love and applause of his country." "Another child, in the same kingdom, is begotten by a Beggar, and born under a hedge. From his birth, he is trained to suffering and hardihood. He is nursed, if he can be said to be nursed at all, on a coarse, scanty, and precarious pittance; contends from the first dawnings of intellect with insolence, cold, and nakedness; is originally taught to beg, and to steal; is driven from the doors of men by the porter, or the house-dog; and is regarded as an alien from the family of Adam. Like his kindred worms, he creeps through life in the dust; dies under the.hedge where he was born; and is then, perhaps, cast into a ditch, and covered with earth, by some stranger, who remembers, that, although a beggar, he still was a man." "How many, and how great, are the differences in these several children! How plainly do they all, in ordinary circumstances, arise out of their birth. From their birth is derived, of course, the education which I have ascribed to them; and from this education springs in a great measure both their character, and their destiny. The place, the persons, and the circumstances, are here evidently the great things, which in the ordinary course of providence appear, chiefly, to determine what the respective men shall be; and what shall be their allotment, which regularly follow their respective characters. As then, they are not at all concerned in contriving or accomplishing, either their birth, or their education; it is certain, that in these most...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853369
  • 9781236853363