Memoirs and select remains of an only son [W.F. Durant].

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Strona 223 - Rejoice, O young man in thy youth ; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes ; but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh : for childhood and youth are vanity. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them...
Strona 267 - And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as one dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying, .fear not; I am the first and the last, and the Living one; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.
Strona 266 - I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him against that day.
Strona 170 - ... tis therefore far better to enjoy her with peace, than to hazard her on a battle. If, therefore, there rise any doubts in my way, I do forget them, or at least defer them till my better settled judgment and more manly reason be able to resolve them; for I perceive every man's own reason is his best (Edipus, and will, upon a reasonable truce, find a way to loose those bonds wherewith the subtleties of error have enchained our more flexible and tender judgments.
Strona 76 - Coligne, at the head of the protestant army, laid siege to the city of Poictiers, which was vigorously defended by the young Duke of Guise. The classes in the University being broken up, Melville entered into the family of a counsellor of parliament as tutor to his only son. When he was making rapid improvement in his education, this promising boy was prematurely cut off. Coming into his room one day, Melville found his little pupil bathed in blood, and mortally wounded by a cannon ball from the...
Strona 168 - The very hairs of your head are all numbered : not a sparrow falleth to the ground without your Father.
Strona 171 - There are, as in philosophy, so in divinity, sturdy doubts, and boisterous objections, wherewith the unhappiness of our knowledge too nearly acquainteth us. More of these no man hath known than myself; which I confess I conquered, not in a martial posture, but on my knees.3 For our endeavours are not only to combat with doubts, but always to dispute with the devil.
Strona 264 - And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept : and as he went, thus he said, 0 my son Absalom, my son, my son...
Strona 170 - I must confess my greener studies have been polluted with two or three, not any begotten in the latter centuries, but old and obsolete, such as could never have been revived, but by such extravagant and irregular heads as mine...
Strona 169 - ... nevertheless He deals with man as if he were free to act, and rewards and punishes him according to this trial — and we cannot comprehend how both these things should be true together, — we yet can believe them both to be true, and so believing, we may well conclude that many of our occasional reasonings concerning these things must be infected with the same apparent incongruity that strikes us in the enunciation of those first principles.

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