A Practical View of Christian Education in Its Early Stages: To which is Added a Letter to a Son, Soon After the Close of His Education, on the Subject of Not Conforming to the World
J. Hatchard, 1831 - 278 sider
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Side 233 - Tis not in artful measures, in the chime And idle tinkling of a minstrel's lyre, To charm His ear, whose eye is on the heart; Whose frown can disappoint the proudest strain, Whose approbation prosper even mine!
Side 158 - his feelings will readily respond to the notes you strike, and you will see in his countenance and air a cordial assent to the scriptural representation, that " the ways of religion are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace;" and that the wicked has no peace, but " is like the troubled sea, which cannot
Side 46 - verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure,* but he for our profit,
Side 251 - Their Saviour would not be the object of their affection, as " holy, harmless, and undefiled, and separate from sinners." They would not hear from his lips, with the full and cordial approbation of true disciples, " Love not the world, neither the things of the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Side 237 - call on all who bore the Christian name to consider what manner of persons they ought to be in all holy conversation (meaning, by that term, our conduct in social life) and godliness. The two obligations are most intimately connected. The former is the
Side 16 - face of this kind on the countenance and mind of an infant. Is it not reasonable to suppose, that if an infant sympathises with a smile, it may also sympathise with a scowl, and catch somewhat of the inward disposition which distorts the features of the nurse ? Thus begin the efforts of a
Side 54 - which ought to be spent among her children! And how sad, too, when such high powers to train her young charge for Christ and glory are not under the guidance of an enlightened judgment, or receive a wrong direction ! I have been grieved to see maternal sensibility much more alive to the bodily than to
Side 155 - reformation. While other vices predominate in the soul, there are often recurrences of deep remorse and earnest prayer, and of very considerable exertions to conquer them; —but deceit usually stifles mental pangs, lulls the soul into a fatal apathy, and employs all those energies in