The Works of the British Poets; With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, by Robert Anderson Volume 1

The Works of the British Poets; With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, by Robert Anderson Volume 1

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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. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ... and this (kont on three thinges, contrition of herte, confeffion of mouth, and fatisfaaion; for which fayth Seint John Chrifoitome, Penancc diftreineth a man to accept benignely every peine that him is enjoined with contrition of herte, and fhrift of mouth, with fatlsfaelzion, and werking of all maner humilitee. And this is fruitful penance ayenft tho three thingcs in which we wrathen our Lord jeiu Criit; this ia to fay, by dclit in thinking. by rcchcA 'lefncffe in fpelting, andby wicked linful werking:, don . worthy of eonfeilion; and therefore and ayenll: thife wicked giltes is pcnante, that may be likened unto a tree. The rote of this tree is contrition, that hidcth him in the herte of him that is vcray rcpentant, right as the rotc of the tree hideth him in the erthe. Of this rote of contrition fpringeth a flalke that bereth branches and leves of confeffion, and fruit of fatisfaelion; of which Crift fayth in his Gofpcll, Doth ye digne fruit of penitencc, for by this fruit mow men underilonde and ltnowe this tree, and not by the rote that is hid in the herte of man, ne by the branches, ne the leves of confeffion: and therfore our Lord _Iefu Crilt faith thus, By the fruit of hem Ihal ye knowe hem; !' this rote alfo fpringeth a feed ti grace, which feed is moder of fikernelfe, and this feed is eger and hote. The grace of this.fced fpringeth of God, thurgh remembrance on the day of dome and on the peines of helle. Of this matere fayth Salomon, that in the drede of God man forletteth his Iinne. The hete of this fede is the love of God, and the defiring ofthe joye perdurable. This Iicte drawcth the herte of man to God, and doth him hate his finne; for fothlyI...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681066X
  • 9781236810663