Ethics for Children [In Verse] Divided Into Daily Portions; As Introductory to Ethics for Youth, by a Member of the Church of England

Ethics for Children [In Verse] Divided Into Daily Portions; As Introductory to Ethics for Youth, by a Member of the Church of England

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...CHARACTER OF A HAPPY LIFE. How happy is he bred and taught, That serveth not another's will; Whose armour is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill. Whose passions not his masters are, Whose soul is still prepar'd for death; Unti'd unto the world by care Of public fame, or private breath. Who God doth late and early pray, More of his grace than gifts to lend; And entertains the harmless day, With a religious book or friend. This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, tho' not of lands, And having nothing, yet hath all. No. 178. THE SOLEMN ENQUIRY. Wednesday. 1 Am I prepared to die V Oh, thou who hast broken the power, Of death the last victor of men; Be with me in that solemn hour, Oh, grant me deliverance then. Now, now, while my strength and my youth are in bloom, Let me think what shall serve me when sickness will come, And pray that my sins be forgiven; Let me read in good books, and believe and obey, That when death shall dissolve this cottage of clay, I may dwell in a palace in Heaven. No. 179. THE KNELL. Thursday. Hark! the solemn bell is tolling, Some immortal soul has fled; Weeping friends, are now condoling Round the awful dying bed. Thus we have repeated warning; Death's keen shafts fly thick abroad, Opening graves around us yawning, Cry, " Prepare to meet thy God." Happy they, who seek salvation In Immanuel's wounded side; 'Mid the storms of tribulation They shall safe in triumph ride. Then when death, the king of terrors, Proudly marks them for his prey; Quitting earth and all its errors Glad they'll soar to endless day. No. 180. THOUGHTS ON DEATH. Friday. Though I am young yet I may die Before another day is gone And, in the twinkling of an eye, Be call'd to stand...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612353
  • 9781236612359