An Interesting Companion for a Leisure Hour : Or, an Historical, Geographical, and Chronological Compendium: Containing a Brief But Comprehensive History of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Holland : Together with a Variety of Curious Articles, Both Miscellaneous and Masonic, Not Generally Known

John Low, 1814 - 144 pàgines

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Pàgina 47 - no man knoweth the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son revealeth Him ' ; and seeing ' the revelation of the Son is in and by the Spirit ' ; therefore the testimony of the Spirit is that alone by which the true knowledge of God hath been, is, and can be, only revealed...
Pàgina 53 - But these men were only deep thinkers, and lived in their closets, unaccustomed to the traffic of the world, and to the laws which practically regulate mankind.
Pàgina 53 - God ; yet the result of all his contemplation was the most confirmed and devout belief in all which the other holds in contempt, as despicable and drivelling superstition. But this error might, perhaps, arise from a want of due attention to the foundations of human judgment, and the structure of that understanding which God has given us for the investigation of truth.
Pàgina 53 - ... sir Matthew Hale presided, whose faith in Christianity is an exalted commentary upon its truth and reason, and whose life was a glorious example of its fruits in man ; administering human justice with a wisdom and purity drawn from the pure fountain of the Christian dispensation, which has been, and will be, in all ages, a subject of the highest reverence and admiration.
Pàgina 52 - In running the mind over the long list of sincere and devout Christians, I cannot help lamenting that Newton had not lived to this day, to have had his shallowness filled up with this new flood of light.
Pàgina 53 - ... of reasoning the devious mind of man, by showing him its whole process, from the first perceptions of sense to the last conclusions of ratiocination ; putting a rein upon false opinion, by practical rules for the conduct of human judgment.
Pàgina 52 - But this extraordinary man, in the mighty reach of his mind, overlooked, perhaps, the errors which a minuter investigation of the created things on this earth might have taught him of the essence of his Creator.
Pàgina 2 - And also to the act, entitled, " An act supplementary to an act, entitled, ' An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Pàgina 110 - ... useful to correct the ferocity of soldiers, and alleviate the miseries of war. The cares of his high office engrossed too much of his time to admit of his engaging in the duties of the chair ; yet he found frequent opportunities to visit the lodge, and thought it no derogation from his dignity there to stand on a level with the brethren.
Pàgina 56 - It gives a man a right estimate of this present world, and sets his heart and hopes above it ; so that he never loves it more than it deserves. It makes the wealth and...

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