Divine Meditations Upon Several Occasions: With a Daily Directory

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Hamilton, Adams, and Company, 1839 - Meditations - 194 pages

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Page 38 - For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called : but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty...
Page 11 - Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun...
Page xxiv - The protection of THE LIBERTY OF BRITAIN is a duty which they owe to themselves, who enjoy it ; to their ancestors, who transmitted it down ; and to their posterity, who will claim at their hands this, the best birthright, and noblest inheritance of mankind.
Page 30 - Here is the best solitary company in the world, and in this particular, chiefly excelling any other, that in my study I am sure to converse with none but wise men ; but abroad it is impossible for me to avoid the society of fools.
Page 29 - Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Page 84 - Woe unto them that join house to house, and lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth...
Page 80 - And the Lord said, Behold the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Page 57 - For the grave cannot praise thee, Death cannot celebrate thee : They that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day : The father to the children shall make known thy truth.
Page 83 - For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing. 7 Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry. 8 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it. 9 Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken. 10 Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee; 11 Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters...
Page xvi - Vindication for taking up arms against the king," left behind in manuscript, in which state it remained until 1793, when it was published under the title of " Vindication of the Character and Conduct of sir William Waller, knight; commander in chief of the parliament forces in the West: explanatory of his conduct in taking up arms against king Charles I. Written by himself. And now first published from the original manuscript. With an introduction by the editor,

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