Memoirs of the life of mrs. Elizabeth Carter, with a new edition of her poems; to whither are added, some miscellaneous essays in prose, together with her notes on the Bible

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Σελίδα 357 - Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Σελίδα 124 - For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
Σελίδα 343 - For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? 26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
Σελίδα 138 - Return then with me from continual misery to moderate enjoyment, and grateful alacrity. Return from the contracted views of solitude to the proper duties of a relative and dependent being. Religion is not confined to cells and closets, nor restrained to sullen retirement- These are the gloomy doctrines of SUPERSTITION, by which she endeavours to break those chains of benevolence and sod ,1 affection, that link the welfare of every particular with that of the whole. Remember that the greatest honour...
Σελίδα 132 - She was dressed in black, her skin was contracted into a thousand wrinkles, her eyes deep sunk in her head, and her complexion pale and livid as the countenance of death. Her looks were filled with terror and unrelenting severity, and her hands armed with whips and scorpions.
Σελίδα 55 - When flaming ^Ether glows, As when it tunes the linnet's voice, Or blushes in the rose. By Reason taught to scorn those fears That vulgar minds molest ; Let no fan-tastic terrors break My dear Narcissa's rest.
Σελίδα 331 - ... knoweth no man, no not the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
Σελίδα 65 - Fortune's gem, Ambition's plume, Nor CythereVs fading bloom, • Be objects of my pray'r : Let Av'rice, Vanity, and Pride, These glitt'ring envy'd toys divide, The dull rewards of Care. To me thy better gifts impart, Each moral beauty of the heart By studious thought refin'd; For Wealth, the smiles of glad Content, For Pow'r, its amplest, best extent, An empire o'er my mind.
Σελίδα 36 - Thy gentlest, best-lov'd attribute, To pity and forgive. 5 From that blest source, propitious hope Appears serenely bright, And sheds her soft and cheering beam O'er sorrow's dismal night. 6 Our hearts adore thy mercy, LORD! And bless the friendly ray, Which ushers in the smiling morn Of everlasting day.
Σελίδα 132 - In the midst of this tremendous scene my execrable guide addressed me in the following manner. " Retire with me, O rash unthinking mortal, from the vain allurements of a deceitful world, and learn that pleasure was not designed the portion of human life.

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