The Letters, Sermons and Miscellaneous Writings of Laurence Sterne Volume 2

The Letters, Sermons and Miscellaneous Writings of Laurence Sterne Volume 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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...of good: and besides directed by Providence, and must be sub: but those are afflictions not from the hand nature--"fi;r tbey do come fortb of tbe nus-r, properly may be said to spring out of tbe GR' this is the reason they lay such stress upon our--and in the end, create such a distrust of ti as makes us look u--and pray, Let me./bl bands, 0 God! but et me not fall into tbe bands Agreeable to this was the advice of Eliphz in the day of his distress "acquaint tbysel_/; now witb God: "--indeed his poverty seemed left him no other: the swords of the Sabe frightened them away all but a few frienc of what kind they were, the very proverb, c comfbrters--says enough. It is an instance which gives one great conc human nature, "That a man, wbo always w him who was in trouble; wbo never sm Perisb for want of clotbing, ---wbo never s1.lflh stranger to lodge in tbe street, but opened bis door traveller, -" tbat a man of so good a charac "tbat be never mused tbe eyes of lbe widow to or bad eaten bis morsel by bimself olone, ond lbe lees bad not eaten tbererf, -"--that such a man moment he fell into poverty, should have occ to cry out for quarter, --Have merry upon me, Z friends! for tbe band of God bo: toucbed me. Gentleness and humanity (one would th melt the hardest heart, and charm the fiei bind up the most violent hand, and still abusive tongue; but the experiment l stronger instance of him, whose meat anc was to do us good; and in pursuit of whit whole life was a continued scene of kindnet insults, for which we must go back to t explanation with which we set out, --and tha scandal of poverty. " Tbis fellow, we bnow not wbence be is"--the popular cry of one part; and with tho: seemed to know...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754921
  • 9781236754929