The Modern Preceptor Or a General Course of Education: Containing Introductory Treatises on Language, Arithmetic, Bookkeeping, Algebra, Geometry, Geography, Astronomy, Chronology, Navigation, Drawing, Painting, &c., Agriculture, Geology, Moral Philosophy : for the Use of Schools, Volume 1

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Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1810 - 580 pages
 

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Page 82 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Page 134 - God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death, if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Page 158 - Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, "and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, 'Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
Page 158 - O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Page 130 - This rule arises from the nature and idiom of our language, and from as plain a principle as any on which it is founded; namely, that a word which has the article before it, and the possessive preposition of after it, must be a noun: and, if a noun, it ought to follow the construction of a noun, and not to have the regimen of a verb. It is the participial termination of this sort of words that is apt to deceive us, and make us treat them as if they were of an amphibious species, partly nouns and...
Page 155 - And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey ? and what is stronger than a lion...
Page 132 - How think ye? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains and seeketh that which is gone astray ? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep than of the ninety and nine which went not astray...
Page 158 - I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I comcth, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire...
Page 144 - Each works its end, to move or govern all: And to their proper operation still Ascribe all good; to their improper, ill. Self-love, the spring of motion, acts the soul; Reason's comparing balance rules the whole. Man, but for that, no action could attend, And but for this, were active to no end...
Page 157 - Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

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