Secret Journal of a Self-observer: Or, Confessions and Familiar Letters of the Rev. J.C. Lavater, ... In Two Volumes. Translated from the German Original, by the Rev. Peter Will, ...

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T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell), 1795 - Christian life

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Page 2 - So teach me to number my days, that I may apply my heart unto wisdom...
Page 139 - And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord ? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
Page 164 - For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
Page 2 - I must work the works of Him that sent Me while it is day, for the night cometh when no man can work d ." Two doctrines, both of them distinctly Christian, throw their guardian shadows over the lesson.
Page 45 - Father which is in heaven, the fame is my brother, and fifter, and mother.
Page 249 - What ! could ye rfot watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation : the fpirit indeed is willing, but the flefh is weak.
Page 23 - I entreat you to excuse me," said she ; ' I must spay my house-rent, and I am six dollars too short. I have been ill a whole month, and could hardly keep my poor children from starving. I must have the six dollars today or tomorrow. Pray hear me, dear sir.' Here she took a small parcel out of her pocket, untied it, and said, ' There is a book enchased with silver ; my husband gave it to me when I was betrothed. It is all I can spare ; yet it will not be sufficient. I part...
Page 26 - I smiled, and asked her whether she would give her ring in order to enable me to do it. " With great pleasure," said she, pulling off her ring. The old woman was either too simple to observe this, or too modest to take advantage of it: however, when she was going, my wife told her to wait a little in the passage. " Were you in earnest, my dear, when you offered your ring?
Page 253 - I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the fmiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair : I hid not my face from lhame and fpitting.
Page 4 - ... by me every morning and evening. I. I will never rife in the morning without offering thanks and prayers to God ; nor without refleaing that it, perhaps, may be the laft time.

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