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365 ページ - God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
188 ページ - To conclude, as experience is conversant about the present, and the present enables us to guess at the future; so history is conversant about the past, and by knowing the things that have been, we become better able to judge of the things that are.
98 ページ - Though the common experience and the ordinary course of things have justly a mighty influence on the minds of men, to make them give or refuse credit to any thing proposed to their belief; yet there is one case, wherein the strangeness of the fact lessens not the assent to a fair testimony given of it. For where such supernatural events are suitable to ends aimed at by him, who has the power to change the course of nature, there, under...
368 ページ - Likewise, in Tit. ii. 9, 10, we read: "Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again ; not purloining, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
98 ページ - ... given of it. For, where such supernatural events are suitable to ends aimed at by Him who has the power to change the course of nature, there, under such circumstances, they may be the fitter to procure belief, by how much the more they are beyond or contrary to ordinary observation.
356 ページ - But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
189 ページ - This being the general use of history, it is not to be neglected. Every one may make it who is able to read, and to reflect on what he reads; and every one who makes it will find, in his degree, the benefit that arises from an early acquaintance contracted in this manner with mankind. We are not only passengers or sojourners in this world, but we are absolute strangers at the first steps we make in it.
117 ページ - Celibacy, fasting, penance, mortification, self-denial, humility, silence, solitude, and the whole train of monkish virtues ; for what reason are they everywhere rejected by men of sense, but because they serve to no manner of purpose ; neither advance a man's fortune in the world, nor render him a more valuable member of society ; neither qualify him for the entertainment of company, nor increase his power of self-enjoyment...
181 ページ - Not only a love of study, and a desire of knowledge, must have grown up with us ; but such an industrious application likewise, as requires the whole vigour of the mind to be exerted in the pursuit of truth through long trains. of ideas and all those dark recesses wherein man, not God, has hid it.