A New Memoir of Hannah More: Or, Life in Hall and Cottage

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American Tract Society, 1862 - 282 pages
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Page 66 - Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind; that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.
Page 85 - For some time before his death, all his fears were calmed and absorbed by the prevalence of his faith, and his trust in the merits and propitiation of Jesus Christ. " He talked often to me about the necessity of faith in the sacrifice of Jesus, as necessary beyond all good works whatever for the salvation of mankind.
Page 188 - Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness" sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Page 37 - I ever saw : she lives in the highest style of magnificence : her apartments and table are in the most splendid taste ; but what baubles are these when speaking of a Montagu ! Her form (for she has no body) is delicate, even to fragility ; her countenance the most animated in the world ; the sprightly vivacity of fifteen, with the judgment and experience of a Nestor. But I fear she is hastening to decay very fast : her spirits are so active, that they must soon wear out the little frail receptacle...
Page 8 - And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end ; that ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Page 186 - Rachel weeping for her children, and refusing to be comforted, because they are not.
Page 45 - ... began to grow too small to gratify them ; and how, with a bottle of water, a bed, and a blanket, we set out to seek our fortunes; and how we found a great house, with nothing in it; and how it was like to remain so, till, looking into our knowledge-boxes, we happened to find a little...
Page 83 - No wise man will be contented to die, if he thinks he is to go into a state of punishment. Nay, no wise man will be contented to die, if he thinks he is to fall into annihilation : for however unhappy any man's existence may be, he yet would rather have it, than not exist at all'.
Page 37 - ... to have a smaller party, where, from fewer luminaries, there may emanate a clearer, steadier, and more beneficial light. Dr. Johnson asked me how I liked the new tragedy of Braganza. I was afraid to speak before them all, as I knew a diversity of opinion prevailed among the company : however, as I thought it a less evil to dissent from the opinion of a fellow-creature than to tell a falsity, I ventured to give my sentiments ; and was satisfied with Johnson's answering,
Page 167 - John, thou say'st the thing I mean, And now I hope to cure thy spleen; This world, which clouds thy soul with doubt, Is but a Carpet inside out. As when we view these shreds and ends, We know not what the whole intends; So when on earth things look but odd, They're working still some scheme of God.

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