Tracts: Written in the Years 1823 & 1828

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Pagina 91 - How can it enter into the thoughts of man, that the soul, which is capable of such immense perfections, and of receiving new improvements, to all eternity, shall fall away into nothing, almost as soon as it is created...
Pagina 92 - But can we believe a thinking being that is in a perpetual progress of improvements, and travelling on from perfection to perfection, after having just looked abroad into the works of its Creator, and made a few discoveries of his infinite goodness, wisdom, and power, must perish at her first setting out, and in the very beginning of her inquiries ? A man, considered in his present state, seems only sent into the world to propagate his kind.
Pagina 21 - ... communication with them, to whom they fly for advice and assistance in all their numerous difficulties, upon whom they feel an immediate and daily dependence in health and in sickness, in infancy and in old age, to whom their children look up as models for their imitation, whose opinions they hear daily repeated, and account it their honour to adopt.
Pagina 93 - Though the common experience and the ordinary course of things have justly a mighty influence on the minds of men, to make them give or refuse credit to any thing proposed to their belief; yet there is one case, wherein the strangeness of the fact lessens not the assent to a fair testimony given of it.
Pagina 106 - And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them : for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.
Pagina 18 - ... the extent and solidity of credit, the circulation and increase of capital; which forms and upholds the national character, and sets in motion all the springs which actuate the great mass of the community through all its various descriptions.
Pagina 93 - For where such supernatural events are suitable to ends aimed at by him, who has the power to change the course of nature ; there under such circumstances they may be the fitter to procure belief, by how much the more they are beyond, or contrary to ordinary observation.
Pagina 103 - And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin : and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.
Pagina 91 - ... is capable of; and were he to live ten thousand more, would be the same thing he is at present. Were a human soul thus at...
Pagina 92 - What, but eternal never-resting soul, Almighty power, and all-directing day, By whom each atom stirs, the planets roll ; Who fills, surrounds, informs, and agitates the whole ? XLVIII ' Come, to the beaming God your hearts unfold ! Draw from its fountain life ! 'Tis thence alone We can excel. Up from unfeeling mould To seraphs burning round the Almighty's throne, Life rising still on life in higher tone Perfection forms, and with perfection bliss.

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