A Vindication of Providence: Or, A True Estimate of Human Life, in which the Passions are Considered in a New Light. Preached in St. George's Church Near Hanover-Square, Soon After the Late King's Death

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T. Worrall, 1737 - 72 páginas

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Página 50 - All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty...
Página 48 - One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end...
Página 48 - Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the Lord, the rebuke of thy God.
Página 10 - The peasant complains aloud ; the courtier in secret repines. In want, what distress ? in affluence, what satiety ? The great are under as much difficulty to expend with pleasure, as the mean to labour with success.
Página 49 - Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.
Página 60 - Sun is fet, it is the Night of Ambition with him. Which naturally damps him into Reflection, and fills that Reflection with awful Thoughts. WITH Reverence, then, be it fpoken, what can God, in his Ordinary Means, do more, to turn his Affections into their right Channel, and fend them forward to their proper End ', Providence, by his King's...
Página 71 - ... are but poor expedients to heave off the insupportable load of an hour from the heart of man ; the load of an hour from the heir of an eternity ! If the...
Página 50 - And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
Página 46 - And when I shall have put thee out, I will cover the heavens, and make the stars thereof dark ; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light: — and I will set darkness upon thy land,
Página 59 - Europe thrown on this great man ! For man let me call him now, nor contradict the declaration which his mortality has made. They that find him now, must seek for him ; and seek for him in the dust. What on earth but must tell us this world is vain, if thrones declare it ? if kings, if British kings, are demonstrations of it...

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