Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Elizabeth Carter,: with a new edition of her poems, some of which have never appeared before; to which are added, some miscellaneous essays in prose, together with her notes on the Bible, and answers to objections concerning the Christian religion

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Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington, 1807 - 643 pages
 

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Page 588 - For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
Page 446 - For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
Page 452 - Retire with me, O rash unthinking mortal, from the vain allurements of a deceitful world, and learn that pleasure was not designed the portion of human life. Man was born to mourn and to be wretched ; this is the condition of all below the stars ; and whoever endeavours to oppose it acts in contradiction to the will of Heaven.
Page 85 - Yes, I am proud ; I must be proud to see Men, not afraid of God, afraid of me ; Safe from the bar, the pulpit, and the throne, Yet touch'd and sham'd by ridicule alone.
Page 596 - Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Page 451 - She was dressed in black, her skin was contracted into a thousand wrinkles, her eyes deep sunk in her head, and her complexion pale and livid as the countenance of death. Her looks were filled with terror and unrelenting severity, and her hands armed with whips and scorpions.
Page 397 - Blest source of purer joys ; In ev'ry form of beauty bright, That captivates the mental sight With pleasure and surprise; To thy unspotted shrine I bow, Assist thy modest suppliant's vow, That breathes no wild desires : But, taught by thy unerring rules To shun the fruitless wish of fools, To nobler views aspires.
Page 456 - Return then with me from continual misery to moderate enjoyment and grateful alacrity. Return from the contracted views of solitude to the proper duties of a relative and dependent being. Religion is not confined to cells and closets, nor restrained to sullen retirement. These are the gloomy doctrines of superstition, by which she...
Page 452 - I espied on one hand of me a deep muddy river, whose heavy waves rolled on in slow sullen murmurs. Here I determined to plunge, and was just upon the brink, when I found myself suddenly drawn back. I turned about, and was surprised by the sight of the loveliest object I had ever beheld.
Page 453 - Providence diffused such innumerable objects of delight, but that all might rejoice in the privilege of existence, and be filled with gratitude to the beneficent Author of it ? Thus to enjoy the blessings he has sent, is virtue and obedience ; and to reject them merely as means of pleasure, is pitiable ignorance, or absurd perverseness.

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