Exercises of Piety: Or, Meditations on the Principal Doctrines and Duties of Religion. For the Use of Enlightened and Virtuous Christians
By Thomas & Sturtevant, for Isaiah Thomas, Jun. Sold by him in Worcester; by Thomas & Whipple, Newburyport, and by Thomas and Tappan, Portsmouth, 1807 - 191 ページ
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20 ページ - These all wait upon thee, that thou mayest give them their food in due season. That thou givest them they gather. Thou openest thy hand: they are filled with good.
76 ページ - Produce ! Produce ! Were it but the pitifullest infinitesimal fraction of a Product, produce it in God's name ! 'Tis the utmost thou hast in thee; out with it then. Up, up ! Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy whole might. Work while it is called To-day, for the Night cometh wherein no man can work.
35 ページ - Every good and perfect gift cometh down from above, from the Father of Lights...
109 ページ - And fostering gales a while the nursling fan. O smile, ye heavens, serene; ye mildews wan, Ye blighting whirlwinds, spare his balmy prime. Nor lessen of his life the little span. Borne on the swift, though silent wings of Time, Old age comes on apace to ravage all the clime.
66 ページ - You are near neighbours, and each have very respectable qualities. Learn to be quiet and to respect each other's rights. You are all Christians. One is The Most Christian King, and the other Defender of the Faith. Manifest the propriety of these titles by your future conduct. " By this," says Christ, "shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye love one another.
10 ページ - ... in the intelligible language of men, in the roaring waves of the sea, and in the thundering voice of the tempest. It is thee whom I perceive in the impressions which external objects make upon me, and in the pleasing and sometimes rapturous feelings which arise from the knowledge of truth, the practice of virtue, and the expectation of a happy futurity.
8 ページ - Spirits, who hath created me, and all other thinking and reasonable creatures ? For I have not always thought. I have existed but a short time, and am equally ignorant how I think, and how I began to think. I am sensible it is not in myself that I must seek for the true cause of my existence. It is not to the immediate authors I am indebted for it. They know not how I exist, and the cause of their own existence is no more in themselves than mine is in me.
18 ページ - He speaks, and it is done; he commands, and it stands fast."* * Ps.