Sketches of Lower Canada, Historical and Descriptive: With the Author's Recollections of the Soil, and Aspect, the Morals, Habits, and Religious Institutions of that Isolated Country, During a Tour to Quebec in the Month of July 1817

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Kirk & Mercein, 1817 - 301 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 46 - What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? And that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?
Σελίδα 109 - the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear with hearing ;" neither the mind with any degree of knowledge which can be conveyed into it.
Σελίδα 269 - But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers...
Σελίδα 4 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Σελίδα 192 - Behold and see, as you pass by, As you are now so once was I; As I am now so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me.
Σελίδα 220 - Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots: 8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not!
Σελίδα 120 - Know ye not, that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates...
Σελίδα i - ... dams against inundation, the beaver always leaves sluices near the middle, for the redundant water to pass off. When the public works are completed, the beavers separate into small companies, to build cabins or houses for themselves. These are built upon piles, along the borders of the pond. They are of an oval construction, resembling a bee-hive ; and they vary from four to ten feet in diameter, according to the number of families they are to accommodate. These dwellings are never less than...
Σελίδα 219 - Juno's and Minerva's hair ; one to tell Jupiter what o'clock it is ; some lasses there are that sit gazing upon the image, and fancy Jupiter has a kindness for them. All these things," says Seneca, a while after, " a wise man will observe for the law's sake more than for the gods ; and all this rabble of deities, which the superstition of many ages has gathered together, we are in such manner to adore, as to consider the worship to be rather matter of custom than of conscience.
Σελίδα 217 - ... vengeance on their enemies, in the day that He heard their cry, and came down to deliver them. God delights in the graces and gifts of his own Spirit in His people, and they are the means whereby the greatest of his works are often accomplished. But even in the use of them, he still teaches us that our God is a jealous God, who will not give his glory to another...

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