The Christian's pattern: or, A treatise of the imitation of Jesus Christ, in four books, by Thomas à Kempis, render'd into Engl. To which are added, Meditations and prayers, for sick persons. By G. Stanhope. [Another]

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A Ckriſtian muſt devote himſelf entirely to God before he can be happy
218
How to govern Ones ſelf in the Affairs of the World
220
Againſt too great Eagerneſs in Buſineſs
221
In Man dwelleth no good Thing
223
Of deſpiſing Worldly Honour
225
Happineſs is not to be had by the Facour or Friendbip of Men
226
Again Vain and Pompons Learning
227
Of Meddling zwith the World as little as may be
231
5 Of truſting in God when Men jpeak Ill of us
234
Nothing too mucb to ſuffer for Eternal Life
237
The Joys of Eternity and Miſeries of this preſent Life
240
of the Defire of Eternal Life and the Happinejs of them wk Arive manfully
244
An Act of Reſignation to God in Time of Adverſity
248
A Man muſt be contented with meaner Acts of Virtue when he is indiſpoſed for greater
252
A Man ſhould think Correction not Comfort bis due
253
The Grace of God dwelis not with worldlyminded Men
256
The different Motions of Nature and Grace
258
The Weakneſs of corrupt Nature and Efficacy of Divine Gran
262
Self Denial enjörced from Chriſts Example
265
Againſt Prying into Things too high for us and pretending
270
The Fourth Book
279
The Love of God to the Soul manifeſted in this Sacrament
288
Again?
292
The Pleaſures of Devout Communion
295
An Act of Preparation before the Sacrament
303
An A of SelfRefignation
309
The Benefit of Cbriis Body and Word
317
The Souls Defire of Union with Chrift
325
A Prayer for Relief in our Wants and Spiritual Diſtrelas
331
MEDITATIONS and PRAYERS
1
Of the Power of God and the Affections ariſing from thence
7
and the Penitential Sorrow reſulting from
13
Upon Recovery from Sicknes
22

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11 ページ - Through thee have I been holden up ever since I was born : thou art he that took me out of my mother's womb : my praise shall be always of thee.
34 ページ - I was in trouble. 13 I will offer unto thee fat burnt-sacrifices, with the incense of rams ; I will offer bullocks and goats. 14 O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God ; and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.
34 ページ - O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength : before I go hence, and be no more seen.
233 ページ - ... benefit. Caution in crediting, reserve in speaking, and revealing one's self to very few, are the best securities both of peace and a good understanding with the world, and of the inward peace of our own minds. Endeavouring to approve...
34 ページ - For the grave cannot praise Thee, death cannot celebrate Thee : they that go down to the pit cannot hope for Thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise Thee, as I do this day : the father to the children shall make known Thy truth.
34 ページ - Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame : and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a cloke. 29 As for me, I will give great thanks unto the Lord with my mouth : and praise him...
23 ページ - Lord ; and the more the outward man decayeth, strengthen him, we beseech thee, so much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the inner man.
276 ページ - Thou art the end, the sum, the source of all good ; the perfection of life, the depth of wisdom and knowledge ; and hope in Thee is the surest, the most sensible support Thy servants can have in the miseries of this mortal life. To Thee therefore lift I up my eyes, O Father of Mercies, and lover of men. Comfort my soul in trouble, and purify it with Thy grace, that it may be a clean and holy habitation such as Thy glorious Majesty does not disdain to dwell in. Let no impurity be left in this temple...
307 ページ - As I live, faith the Lord, I have no pleafure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way, and live : Turn ye, turn ye from your wil -ways j for why -will ye die, O houfe of Ifrael.
76 ページ - If a man love Me, he will keep My words : and My Father will love him, and "We will come and make Our abode with him.

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