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" Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he on Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt; in... "
Littell's Living Age - Page 47
1868
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Poems of Established Reputation: To Wit: 1st. The Art of Preserving Health

1802 - 302 pages
...hands On sculls that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, 395 Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own.— — Paul should himself direft me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple,...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1803 - 818 pages
...whose doctrine, and whose life, Coincident, exhibit lucid proof That he is honest in the sacred cause. Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he...own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace as means of religious improvement which God has honoured, and still lionourwith his blessing. A trial...
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The School of Wisdom; Or, American Monitor: Containing a Copious Collection ...

1803 - 250 pages
...fiampt with diigrace thy impious imitators."—Mercier. CLERGYMAN. WOULD I defcribe a preacher, fuch as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve and own, Paul fhould himfelf direct me. I would trace His matter ftrokes, and draw from his defign. 1 would exprefs...
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Discourses on Religious Subjects

Job Swift - 1805 - 314 pages
...remarks, that one is almost tempted to suppose, that the poet must have had a personal reference to him. " A preacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve and own. t.' Simple, grave, sincere i In d .ctriue uacorrupt i in language plain ; And plain in manner. Decent,...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1805 - 376 pages
...carelefs handa On Iculls, that cannot teach, and will not leain. Would I defcribe a preacher, fuch as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul Ihould himfelf direft me. I would trace His ma(ler-ftrokes, and draw from his defign. I would exprefs...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806 - 300 pages
...Preserve the church! and lay not careless hands On sculls, th.it cannot teach, and will not learn. "Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he...own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere; In doctrine uncorrupt...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1806 - 234 pages
...not careless hands, On sculls, that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe ap»eacher, such as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and own, 'Paul should himself cyrect me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design* I would express him simple,...
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The Port Folio, Volume 1

Joseph Dennie, John Elihu Hall - 1809 - 588 pages
...heads Preserve the church ! and lay not careless hands On sculls that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a preacher, such as Paul, Were he...from his design. I would express him simple, grave, smcere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain ; And plain in manner. Decent, solemn, chaste, And...
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The Task: A Poem. In Six Books

William Cowper - 1810 - 212 pages
...careless hanifs On skulls that cannot teach, and will not learn. Would I describe a preacher, sttch as Paul, Were he on earth, would hear, approve, and...design. I would express him simple, grave, sincere j. In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain, And plain in manner ; decent, solemn, chas.te, And natural...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1810 - 384 pages
...Earth, would hear, approve, and own, Paul should himself direct me. I would trace His master-strokes, and draw from his design. I would express him simple,...uncorrupt; in language plain, And plain in manner ; detent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture ; much impress'd Himself, as conscious of his awful...
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