Selections from the Letters of Caroline Frances Cornwallis ...

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Trübner and Company, 1864 - 482 páginas
 

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Página 438 - Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have done any wrong to any man, I restore fourfold.
Página 301 - And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them : so the land became Pharaoh's.
Página 215 - YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways, draw near with faith, and take this Holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.
Página 385 - ... the fact of a future life is, in their view, at all events, susceptible of some degree of doubt, while the fact and the necessities of a present life are matters of direct sensation, it is therefore prudent to attend exclusively to the concerns of that existence which is certain and immediate — not wasting energies required for present duties, by a preparation for remote and merely possible contingencies. This is the creed which, probably with most exactness, indicates the faith which virtually,...
Página 385 - But while the labouring myriads of our country have been multiplying with our multiplied material prosperity, it cannot, it is feared, be stated that a corresponding increase has occurred in the attendance of this class in our religious edifices. More especially in cities and large towns it is observable how absolutely insignificant a portion of the congregations is composed of artisans.
Página 72 - Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state, With daring aims irregularly great. Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by...
Página 385 - ... be stated that a corresponding increase has occurred in the attendance of this class in our religious edifices. More especially in cities and large towns it is observable how absolutely insignificant a portion of the congregation is composed of artisans. They fill, perhaps, in youth, our national, British, and Sunday schools, and there receive the elements of a religious education ; but, no sooner do they mingle in the active world of labour, than, subjected to the constant action of opposing...
Página 394 - Aristotle raises the philosophy of mind above all olher parts of learning. He assigns to it the investigation of the principles and causes of things in general, and ranks it not only as superior, but also as prior in the order of Nature, to the whole of Arts and Sciences. But ' what is first to Nature is not first to Man.' Nature begins with causes, which produce effects. Man begins with effects, and by them ascends to causes. Thus all human study and investigation proceed of necessity in the reverse...
Página 423 - ... to acquire useful information, its whole energy is devoted to the giving force and permanence to the instinctive emotions, which being involuntary, never can slumber as the faculties are wont to do. The man becomes thus the creature of passion, and that immaterial essence which should have been the guide to all that is excellent and noble in knowledge and in feeling, panders only to the impulses of the body, and degrades itself from...
Página 385 - ... country. From whatever cause, in them or in the manner of their treatment by religious bodies, it is sadly certain that this vast, intelligent, and growingly important section of our countrymen is thoroughly estranged from our religious institutions in their present aspect.

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