The Life of Hannah More, with a Critical Review of Her Writings

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Page i - For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly ; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Page 136 - ... thy bliss complete ! And on a foreign shore, where strangers wept ! Strangers to thee, and, more surprising still, Strangers to kindness, wept. Their eyes let fall Inhuman tears ! strange tears ! that trickled down From marble hearts ! obdurate tenderness ! A tenderness that call'd them more severe, In spite of Nature's soft persuasion steel'd ; While Nature melted, Superstition rav'd ! That mourn'd the dead, and this deny'da grave. Their sighs incens'd ; sighs foreign to the will...
Page 132 - When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers ? hath no man condemned thee ? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee : go, and sin no more.
Page 58 - Behold, I go forward, but he is not there ; and backward, but I cannot perceive him : on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him : he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him : but he knoweth the way that I take : when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Page 133 - Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and Who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink ; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Page 82 - What did your godfathers and godmothers then for you ? A. They did promise and vow three things in my name. First, that I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanities of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh.
Page 15 - The hint malevolent, the look oblique, The obvious satire, or implied dislike : The sneer equivocal, the harsh reply,) . . And all the cruel language of the eye ; The artful injury, whose...
Page 12 - The burning village, and the blazing town : See the dire victim torn from social life, The shrieking babe, the agonizing wife.! She, wretch forlorn...
Page 10 - The native genius of the sable race ! Perish the proud philosophy, which sought To rob them of the pow'rs of equal thought ! Does then th' immortal principle within Change with the casual colour of the skin?
Page 13 - If faith produce no works, I see, That faith is not a living tree. Thus faith and works together grow ; No separate life they e'er can know : They're soul and body, hand and heart: What God hath joined, let no man part.

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