The Miscellaneous Works of Hannah More Volume 2

The Miscellaneous Works of Hannah More 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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...As there was no being a hero by any idler way, so there is no being a. Christian by any easier road. The necessity of pursuit is the same in both cases, though the objects pursued differ as widely as the vanities of time from the riches of eternity. " Do not think, my dear madam," added Mr. Stanley, " that I am erecting myself into a censor, much less into a model. The corruptions which I lament, I participate. The deficiences which I deplore, I feel. Not only when I look abroad, am I persuaded of the general prevalence of evil by what I see, but when I look into my own heart, myconviction is confirmed by what I experience. I am conscious, not merely of frailties, but of sins. I will not hypocritically accuse myself of gross offences which I have no temptation to commit, and from the commission of which, motives inferior to religion would preserve me. But I am continually humbled in detecting mixed motives in almost all I do. Such strugglings of pride with my endeavours after humility! Such irresolution in my firmest purposes! So much imperfection in my best actions! So much want of simplicity in my purest designs! Suchfresh shoots of selfishness where I had hoped the plant itself had been eradicated! Such frequent deadness in duty! Such coldness in my affections! Such infirmity of will! Such proneness to earth in my highest aspirations after heaven! All these, you see, would hardly make, in the eyes of those who want Christian discernment, very gross sins; yet they prove demonstrably the root of sin in the heart, and the infection of nature tainting my best resolves." " The true Christian," said I, when Mr. Stanley had done speaking, " extracts humility from the very circumstance which raises...show more

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  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843320
  • 9781236843326