The Works of Hannah More, in Four Volumes: Including Several Pieces Never Before Published, Volume 2

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D. Graisberry, 1803 - Conduct of life - 393 pages

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Page 294 - You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Page 388 - The Lord gave, and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
Page 91 - To drive the deer with hound and horn Earl Percy took his way ; The child may rue that is unborn The hunting of that day.
Page 240 - To love mankind so dearly, and yet avoid all opportunities of doing them good ; to have such a noble zeal for the millions, and to feel so little compassion for the units ; to long to free empires and enlighten kingdoms ; and yet deny instruction to your own village, and comfort to your own family.
Page 274 - But it was in vain to speak ; for his daughters constantly stopped his mouth by a favourite saying of theirs, which equally indicated affectation and vulgarity — that it was better to be out of the world than out of the fashion. Soon after dinner, the women went out to their several employments, and Mr. Worthy, being left alone with his guest, the following discourse took place.
Page 186 - From scatter'd acorns pick a scanty meal ; — Far from the sweet civilities of life ; There let him live and vaunt his wretched freedom : While we, obedient to the laws that guard us, Guard them, and live or die as they decree.
Page 419 - I, farmer, think that to teach good " principles to the lower classes, is the " most likely way to save the country. " Now, in order to this, we must teach
Page 27 - ... hurtful to others, and which must, if so, be displeasing to God ? The stage is by universal concurrence allowed to be no indifferent thing. The impressions it makes on the mind are deep and strong ; deeper and stronger perhaps than are made by any otner amusement. If then such impressions be in the general hostile to Christianity, the whole resolves itself into this short question — Should a Christian frequent it...
Page 160 - There new-born plays foretaste the town's applause, There dormant patterns pine for future gauze. A moral essay now is all her care, A satire next, and then a bill of fare. A scene she now projects, and now a dish, Here Act the First, and here
Page 14 - to lust after her, hath already committed adultery " in his heart,

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