Holy Thoughts on Holy Things, Selected and Arranged by E. Davies

Holy Thoughts on Holy Things, Selected and Arranged by E. Davies

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...line under which reason and religion move without any deviation, and therefore worthy of our best thoughts, of our most careful observation.--Bp. Hall. Modesty.--The Effects of Modesty in your discourse will give a lustre to truth, and an excuse to your error.--Adn. Hare. Modesty.--A Just and Reasonable A just and reasonable modesty sets off every great talent a man may be possessed of. It heightens all the virtues which it accompanies; like the shades in paintings, it raises and rounds every figure, and makes the colours more beautiful, though not so glaring as they would be without it. Modesty is not only an ornament, but a guard to virtue. It is a kind of quick and delicate feeling in the soul, which makes her shrink and withdraw herself from everything that has danger in it--Addison. Money.--Advice respecting Get all. you can without hurting your soul, your body, or your neighbour. Save all you can, cutting off every needless expence. Give all you can: be ready to give, and ready to distribute; laying up for yourselves a good foundation against the time to come, that ye may attain eternal life.--J. Wesley. Money.--The Meaning of Translated into its equivalent, money just means food and clothing, and a salubrious dwelling. It means instructive books, and rational recreation. It means freedom from anxiety, and leisure for personal improvement It means the education of one's children, and the power of doing good to others. And to inveigh against it, as if it were intrinsically sinful, is as fanatical as it would be to inveigh against the bread and the raiment, the books and the Bibles, which the money procures. It would be to stultify all those precepts which tell us to provide things honest in the sight of all men; to do good and to...show more

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  • Paperback | 570 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,002g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745183
  • 9781236745187