A few brief observations upon England

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W.E. Painter, 1850 - 70 pagine

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Pagina 46 - Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith and I have works ; show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.
Pagina 47 - But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth ; that thine alms may be in secret ; and thy Father which seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.
Pagina 57 - Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy : for by faith ye stand.
Pagina 59 - ... necessitous circumstances he had any knowledge, and forthwith a donation was ordered out of the funds of the church, which the voluntary contributions of the faithful supplied. No strong or heart-stirring appeals were necessary to reach the hidden source of their sympathies ; no cold calculations of prudence regulated the distribution of their public alms ; no fears of doubtful propriety suggested delay for the consideration of the claim ; no petty jealousies as to the preference of one recommendation...
Pagina 13 - Without doubt, Liberty, the source of so many virtues, the mother of so many arts, the spring of public and private happiness, of the glory and the greatness of nations, is and ever will be the idol of liberal and manly minds, and that system which is most favourable to its development must necessarily obtain their approbation. But fortunately they need not have recourse to fine-spun theories for the principles, or look to past ages or to...
Pagina 43 - My parents were very pious people, and tried to bring up their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
Pagina 59 - The duty not left to the gratuities of private individuals, but devolved on the whole community of believers, who regarded it not as a burden but a privilege.
Pagina 59 - ... delay for the consideration of the claim ; no petty jealousies as to the preference of one recommendation to another were allowed to freeze the genial current of their charity. By whomsoever the case was recommended, or in whatever circumstances the claim was made, the hand of benevolence had answered the call almost before the heart found words to express its sympathy, and with...
Pagina 36 - Britain, has very wisely made the proposal to hold an exhibition of the works of industry, of all nations, in 1851.

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