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A Treatise on Theism, and on the Modern Skeptical Theories
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Page 198 - There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave most.
Page 135 - Behold, I go forward, but he is not there ; and backward, but I cannot perceive him : on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him : he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him : but he knoweth the way that I take : when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Page 336 - To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend or do we imagine that we no longer need His assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: That God governs in the affairs of men.
Page 75 - There is a river in the ocean. In the severest droughts it never fails, and in the mightiest floods it never overflows. Its banks and its bottom are of cold water, while its current is of warm. The Gulf of Mexico is its fountain, and its mouth is in the Arctic Seas.. It is the Gulf Stream.
Page 206 - WHEN I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest He returning chide, " Both God exact day-labour, light denied ?
Page 83 - I wish the good old times would come again," she said, "when we were not quite so rich. I do not mean that I want to be poor ; but there was a middle state" — so she was pleased to ramble on, — "in which I am sure we were a great deal happier. A purchase is but a purchase, now that you have money enough and to spare. Formerly it used to be a triumph. When we coveted a cheap luxury (and...
Page 86 - ... was impossible we should spend so much next year; and still we found our slender capital decreasing. But then, betwixt ways, and projects, and compromises of one sort or another, and talk of curtailing this charge, and doing without that for the future, and the hope that youth brings, and laughing spirits (in which you were never poor till now), we pocketed up our loss, and in conclusion, with ' lusty brimmers ' (as you used to quote it out of hearty cheerful Mr. Cotton, as you called him), we...
Page 112 - When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part oi his earth ; and my delights were with the sons of men.
Page 85 - ... for four or five weeks longer than you should have done, to pacify your conscience for the mighty sum of fifteen, or sixteen shillings, was it ? — a great affair we thought it then — which you had lavished on the old folio? Now you can afford to buy any book that pleases you ; but I do not see that you ever bring me home any nice old purchases now. "'When you came home with twenty apologies for laying out a less number of shillings upon that print after Lionardo which we christened the "Lady...
Page 84 - Do you remember how we eyed it for weeks before we could make up our minds to the purchase, and had not come to a determination till it was near ten o'clock of the Saturday night, when you set off from Islington, fearing you should be too late — and when the old bookseller, with some grumbling, opened his shop, and by...