Some Account of Colton and of the de Wasteney's Family; Printed for Private Circulation

Some Account of Colton and of the de Wasteney's Family; Printed for Private Circulation

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...since tis the best gift we have the best poure of our soule. The feare, adoration, and reverence must nedes prosede from a love of God. He authorises this when he tould St. Mary Magdalin many sins were forgiven her because she loved much. Nor canot you upon second thoughts but alow religious a meret far above what we can sofer since knowledge and truth itselfe hath given them the preheminence above our state of life. At their entrance they renouncd all deare to them; and therefore 'twas thought fit, by justice and goodness itselfe they should poses hundred-fould. We should think ourselves t'were unfit, had we a poure, they should ever want anything that had given us all: how can they mis it then from God, who rewards a cup of cold water given for his sake: thus hapy tis to love Him who rewards our gift, so much of which was his owne, by so many and just titles before. You may approve the pilot that governs His ship in a trobled storme, but you may say he is wiser who doubts himselfe so much never to come there. I believe short diet, want of slepe, corse linen, and yr trobles of mind may have much outgone those sofrings; but they have a will to be mortified in all for God; and I feare (by my selfe I give this judgment) you have a desire to be without them. I beleve with you, they injoy a calme and peace the world canot give, a heaven on earth; but I believe too they have deserved it better. For if, as you say, to be lessend in one's enjoyments be the greatest paine, to find joys in all these willing mortefecations must needs be the greatest pleasure. Nor are we disalowed to love handsome ceatures, provided the intencion be good; for nothing is a right object for love but goodnes. But I see in that question you were afrayed of transgressing the...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606515
  • 9781236606518