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JESUS CHRIST'S

GOSPEL.

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Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after rightcousness; for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Therefore when thou doest alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right doeth; that thine alms may be in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judg ment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye e? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother; Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite! first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine; lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good

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tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what this meaneth; I will have mercy, and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call

the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath-days.

Wo unto the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; but wo to that man by whom the offence cometh!

Thou shalt do no murder; Thou shalt not commit adultery; Thou shalt not steal; Thou shalt not bear false witness; Honor thy father and mother; and; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. If thou wilt be perfect, go, sell that thou hast, and give to the poor; and thou shalt have treasure in heaven.

But wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for ye neither go in, neither suffer them that are entering to go in. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long_prayer; therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him two-fold more the child of hell than yourselves. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cummin; and have omitted the weighter matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith. These ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides! which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel! Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and

Thou blind Pharisee! cleanse first that within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like unto whitened sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.-St. Matthew.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised; to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves; and they stripped him of his raiment and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion. Which now of these three, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? "He that showed mercy on him.” Go, and do thou likewise.

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Give alms of such things as ye have; and behold, all things are clean unto you. But wo unto you, Pharisees! -for-ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs; and pass over judgment and the love of God. Wo unto you also, lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

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Souls to which Destiny 'portions new mutable bodies,
Imbibe the Lethean oblivion of prior existence.

A spirit internal supports all-earth, ocean and ether,
Flies to the moon's lucid orb, stars distant and sunlike,
The mind, through each member diffused, all matter enlivens;
Thence men and animals sprung, birds, insects and fishes.
Virgil, En. VI.
PYTHAGORAS divine, him Samos bore,

But since self-banished from his native shore,
Because he hated tyrants, nor could bear

The chains, which none but servile souls will wear:
The crowd with silent admiration stand,

And heard him as they heard their god's command;
While he discours'd of heav'n's mysterious laws,
The world's original, and Nature's cause.

When thou destroy'st thy lab'ring steer, who till'd
And plough'd with pains, thy else ungrateful field?
From his yet reeking neck to draw the yoke,
That neck, with which the surly clods he broke;
And to the hatchet yield thy husbandman,
Who finish'd Autumn, and the Spring began!
Nor this alone! but Heav'n itself to bribe,
We to the gods our impious acts ascribe:
First recompense with death their creatures' toil;
Then call the bless'd above to share the spoil:
The fairest victim must the pow'rs appease,
(So fatal 'tis sometimes too much to please!)
A purple fillet his broad brows adorns,

With flow'ry garlands crown'd, and gilded horns;
He hears the murd'rous pray'r the priest prefers,
But understands not 'tis his doom he hears:
Beholds the meal betwixt his temples cast,
(The fruit and product of his labours past);
And in the water views perhaps the knife
Uplifted, to deprive him of his life;
Then broken up alive, his entrails sees
Torn out, for priests t' inspect the gods' decrees.
From whence, O mortal man, this gust of blood
Have you deriv'd, and interdicted food?
Be taught by me this dire delight to shun,
Warn'd by my precepts, by my practice won:
And when you eat the well-deserving beast,"
Think, on the lab'rer of your field you feast!

"All I would teach, and by right reason bring
To think of death, as but an idle thing.
Why thus affrighted at an empty name,
A dream of darkness, and fictitious flame?
Vain themes of wit, which but in poems pass,
And fables of a world, that never was!
What feels the body, when the soul expires,
By time corrupted, or consum'd by fires?
Nor dies the spirit, but new life repeats
In other forms, and only changes seats.
Then Death, so call'd, is but old matter drest
In some new figure, and a varied vest:

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