English Churchwomen of the Seventeenth Century

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J.A. Sparks, 1846 - 127 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 18 - For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again ; neither doth God respect any person : yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.
الصفحة 63 - And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
الصفحة 65 - Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
الصفحة 23 - ... excellent friend, and hugely dear to very many, especially to the best and most discerning persons ; to all that conversed with her, • and could understand her great worth and sweetness : she was of an honourable, a ni'ce, and tender reputation ; and of the pleasures of this world, which were laid before her in heaps, she took a very small and inconsiderable share, as not loving to glut herself with vanity, or take her portion of good things here below.
الصفحة 21 - In all her religion, and in all her actions of relation towards God, she had a strange evenness and untroubled passage, sliding toward her ocean of God and of infinity, with a certain and silent motion.
الصفحة 20 - I have seen a female religion that wholly dwelt upon the face and tongue; that like a wanton and an undressed tree spends all its juice in suckers and irregular branches, in leaves and gum, and after all such goodly outsides you should never eat an apple, or be delighted with the beauties or the perfumes of a hopeful blossom.
الصفحة 102 - His good time, restoring health and comfort to my family : " teach me so to number my days, that I may apply my heart to wisdom...
الصفحة 21 - ... neighbour bottom ; and after all its talking and bragged motion, it paid to its common audit no more than the revenues of a little cloud, or a contemptible vessel : so have I sometimes compared the issues of her religion to the solemnities and famed outsides of another's piety.
الصفحة 114 - ... and coffin to be made, and brought to her bed-side, and there to remain in her view, as a constant memento of her approaching fate, and to keep her mind fixed on proper contemplations. She died May 24, 1731, in the 63d year of her age, and was buried at Chelsea.
الصفحة 21 - For though she had the greatest judgment, and the greatest experience of things and persons, that [ ever yet knew in a person of her youth, and sex, and circumstances ; yet, as if she knew nothing of it, she had the meanest opinion of herself; and, like a fair taper, when she shined to all the room, yet round about her...

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