Selections from the works of Taylor, Hooker, Barrow [and others] by B. Montagu

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Page 105 - Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of meekness ; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Gal. chap. vi.
Page 346 - extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigourously productive, as those fabulous dragons teeth ; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. LICENSERS OF THE PRESS. LEST some should persuade ye, lords and commons, that
Page 193 - Bacon, in his Essay on Adversity, says,—The virtue of prosperity is temperance, the virtue of adversity is fortitude, which in morals is the more heroical virtue. Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament, adversity is the blessing of the New, which carrieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of
Page 318 - to choak a gibing spirit. Whose influence is begot of that loose grace, Which shallow laughing hearers give to fools: " A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it; never in the tongue Of him that makes it.
Page 202 - To make us truly blest; If happiness hae not her seat And centre in the breast, We may be wise, or rich, or great, But never can be blest]: Nae treasures, nor pleasures, Could make us happy lang; ,.', The heart ay's the part ay, That makes us right or wrang. BURNS,
Page 354 - Instruct me—what in me is dark illumine, what low, raise and support.—MILTON. Father of light and life! thou good supreme, O teach me what is good! teach me thyself; Save me from folly, vanity, and vice. From every low pursuit 1 and feed my soul, ' With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue
Page 394 - in aspiring to perfection 1 In regions mild of calm and serene air. Above the smoke and stir of this dim spot, Which men call earth, and with low thoughted care Confined, and pestered in this pinfold here. Strive to keep up a frail and feverish being, &c. Do not the pleasures of imagination enable the mind to indulge its love
Page 394 - have not lost To love, at least contemplate and admire, What I see excellent in good, or fair, Or virtuous. MILTON. Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth Of noble natures: In spite of all, Some shape of beauty moves away the pall From our dark spirits. KEATS.
Page 122 - tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground for strife and contention ; or a shop for profit or sale: and not a rich store house for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.
Page 206 - faire du potage excellent." See the character of Croker in Goldsmith's Good-natured Man. See Goldsmith's Essay, 230. Be not over exquisite To cast the fashion of uncertain evils; For grant they be so, while they rest unknown, What need a man forstall his date of grief, And run to meet what he would most avoid

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