A Tour to Alet and La Grande Chartreuse, Volume 1

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Page 142 - Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
Page 4 - As the hart panteth after the water-brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God : when shall I come and appear before God...
Page 107 - ... Friars : the latter only are Monks. The Friars (fratres or brethren) may be termed societies, formed of religious men ; whose object is to withdraw from the world, in order to enjoy religious fellowship, and reap spiritual instruction together. The monks (monachi or solitaries) may be defined, men whose object is to worship GOD in solitude, apart from all human society ; men who, whilst they reside in one house, from the necessity of providing mutual subsistence, are yet as much separated from...
Page 186 - The Lord bless and keep you : the Lord make the light of his countenance to shine for ever upon you, and be gracious unto you : the Lord protect you in all your ways, preserve you from every evil thing, and prosper you in every thing good.
Page 55 - His wisdom, information, and good sense, render his conversation instructive on all subjects. Yet it is evident this is the one on which his heart dilates, and that this is the point in which all his other studies centre. Though not always conversing on religion, it is at all times apparent, that it is the medium through which he views every other thing; and I think his deep piety is almost as perceptible in the spirituality with which he speaks of temporal things, as in the wisdom which he displays...
Page 57 - Though far indeed from comparing any individual of his fellow-creatures to those animals, yet he often calls the experiences of Christ's love his people's pearls, and says they should not be lightly cast before those who will not only trample them under foot, but who will endeavour, by turning upon christians with futile sophisms, to rend their peace and comfort. He rather advises, that the common experiences of men, such as convictions of sin, repentance, &c.
Page 142 - I must also add with the apostle, there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit, and there are diversities of administration, but the same Lord ; and there are diversities of operations, but it is the same GOD which worketh all in all. For assuredly, unto every one of us is given all grace, according to the measure of the gift of Christ; yet, as we are all called to be living members of the church of Christ; which is joined and compacted by that which every joint supplieth ; no man can safely...
Page 93 - GOD in his word and providence, has taught me. I was not always blessed with the happiness I now enjoy. When I was young, I had a farm of my own. I had a wife, whom I dearly loved, and I was blessed with sweet children. Yet with all these good things I was never happy, for I knew not GOD, the supreme good. With every temporal blessing, I never reaped pure enjoyment, for my affections were never in due subordination. My eyes being turned to the...
Page 174 - self-will and self-righteousness follow me everywhere. Only tell me when you think I shall learn to leave self. Will it be by study, or prayer, or good works ?" " I think," replied the bishop, " that the place where you lose self, will be that where you find your Saviour.
Page 90 - My good friend," said he, with a tone of affectionate sympathy, " You seem very poor, and at a very advanced age; can I render your latter days more comfortable ?" The old man looking at him stedfastly, but with the greatest benignity, replied, "I humbly thank you, Sir, for your kindness.

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