The Posthumous Works of the Late Learned and Reverend Isaac Watts, D.D.: In Two Volumes. Compiled from Papers in Possession of His Immediate Successors:
T. Becket, Adelphi, Strand; and J. Bew, Pater-Noster Row., 1779 - 306 pages
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Page 274 - And He humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know ; that He might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Page 280 - For our light affliction which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While 'we look not at the things which are feen, but at the things which are not feen; for the things which are feen, are temporal ; but the things which are not feen, are eternal, 2 Cor.
Page 79 - I am this day to have the privilege of addressing you, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your courtesy and attention in listening to me.
Page 242 - Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid ; be ye very desolate, saith the LORD. For my people have committed two evils ; they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Page 232 - The waters compassed me about even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast Thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God.
Page 228 - I wish to understand the cause : but, while / would fill my mouth with arguments upon it, yet, says he, 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.
Page 164 - ... he would choose to make use of your style. If what I have said seems to have no weight with you, yet you cannot be ignorant what a load of scandal lies on the dissenters, only for their imagined aversion to poetry. You remember what Dr. Speed says : "So far hath schism...
Page 94 - It was in my sister's death," said Mrs. Rowe, when giving the account, "that my father was to be tried ; but it was I that was taken sick : and when the physicians let them know my great danger, and the little hope they had of my recovery, this dear sister came to me with a visible concern, and earnestly besought me to tell her whether I was ready and willing to die if God should call me from them by this sickness, for...
Page 248 - head is fick, and the whole heart faint ; from " the fole of the foot even to the head, there is *' no foundnefs in it, but wounds and bruifes, *' and putrifying fores,
Page 158 - There were some of the Independents heretofore called Brownists, some of whom were very irregular in the management of church affairs, but they are not to be found now : the tenets of rigid Independents are ; 1st, That every church hath all the power of governing itself in itself, and that every thing done in a church must be by the majority of the votes of the brethren. 2d, That every church has its minister ordained to itself, and that he cannot administer the ordinances to any other people, and...