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(, beat away the busy meddling fiend,
22–iii. 3. 735
The danger of trifing before God.
The great King of kings
24-i. 4. 737
Blood, like sacrificing Abel's, cries, Even from the tongueless caverns of the earth.
17-i. 1. 738 Put we our quarrel to the will of Heaven, Who, when he sees the hours ripe on earth, Will rain hot vengeance on offenders' heads.
God will be avenged for the deed; Take not the quarrel from his powerful arm; He needs no indirect nor lawless course, To cut off those that have offended him. 24-i. 4.
Submission to God's will.
Trust in Providence.
35-i. 4. 741
Confess yourself to heaven; Repent what's past; avoid what is to come;' And do not spread the compost" on the weeds, To make them ranker.
t Gen. iv. 10.
• Matt. iii. 8.
u Prov. iii. 6.
Arraign your conscience,
But lest you do repent,
several subjects: Heaven in my mouth,
Pray, can I not,
bound, I stand in pause where I shall first begin, And both neglect.
36-iii. 3. 746 May one be pardon'd, and retain the offence ? In the corrupted currents of this world, Offence's gilded hand may shove by justice; And oft ’tis seen, the wicked prize, itself Buys out the law: But 'tis not so above: There is no shuffling, there the action lies In his true nature; and we ourselves compellid
* 2 Cor. vii. 10.
y Spare to offend Heaven.
2 Rom. ii. 5.
Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults,
36-iii. 3. 748
God's care over his creatures.
He that doth the ravens feed,
I do not shame
conversion So sweetly tastes, being the thing I am. 10-iv. 3.
Submission to the Divine will.
21-v. 1. 751
God the Christian's hope.
God shall be my hope, My stay, my guide, and lantern to my feet.b
22-ii. 3. 752
Pleading with God.
16-v. 6. 754
God the widow's friend.
a Matt. vi. 26. b Ps. xxxvii. 39.---xlvi. 1..--cxix. 105.
d Exod. xxii. 22, 23. Ps. lxviii. 5.
ci Cor. x. 13.
The treasury of everlasting joy!
Divine sovereignty. The words of heaven;-on whom it will, it will; On whom it will not, so; yet still ’tis just. 5–1.3.
Chosen from above, By inspiration of celestial grace.
21-V. 4. Want of resignation.
God is much displeased, That you take with unthankfulness his doing ; In common worldly things, 'tis call's—ungrateful, With dull unwillingness to repay a debt, Which with a bounteous hand was kindly lent; Much more be thus opposite with heaven, For it requires the debt it lent you. 24-ii. 2.
Authority given from God. From whom hast thou this great commission ? From that supernal Judge, that stirs good thoughts In any breast of strong authority, To look into the blots and stains of right. 16-ji. 1.
Faith in supernatural power.
11-ii. 1. 761
The evil of feigned prayer. That high All-seer which I dallied with, Hath turn'd my feigned prayer on my head, And given in earnest what I begg'd in jest. Thus doth he force the swords of wicked men To turn their own points on their masters' bosoms.
Rom. ix. 15... It shews that Shakspeare had a most correct idea of the nature of Divine sovereignty. 1 Job i, 21.
8 Rom. iv. 18..-21.
If angels fight, Weak (men must fall; for heaven still guards the right.
763 When holy and devout religious men, Are at their beads, h 'tis hard to draw them thence: So sweet is zealous contemplation. 24-iii. 7.
765 The evil of contention between Christians.
I always thought,
21-v. 1. 766
If when you make your prayers,
22-iv. 7. 767
Earthly crosses and cares.
17-ii. 2. 768
More will I do: Though all that I can do is nothing worth;" Since that my penitence comes after all, Imploring pardon.
20-iv. 1. 769
Joy in death.
My joy is-death; Death, at whose name I oft have been afеard, Because I wish'd this world's eternity." 22-ü. 4.
+ Prayers. Gen. xlix. 18; 1. 24. I Cor. xv. 55. Barbarity, savageness. 1 Ps. cxxx. 3. m Luke xvii. 10.
Luke xvii. 33. John xii. 25.