The Complete Works And Life Of Laurence Sterne (volume 5)

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byWilbur Lucius Cross

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... SERMON XXV HUMILITY Learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.--Matthew xi. 29. THE great business of man, is the regulation of his spirit; the possession of such a frame and temper of mind, as will lead us peaceably through this world, and in the many weary stages of it, afford us, what we shall be sure to stand in need of, Rest unto our souls. Rest unto our souls! 'tis all we want--the end of our wishes and pursuits: give us a prospect of this, we take the wings of the morning, and fly to the uttermost parts of the earth to have it in possession: we seek for it in titles, in riches and pleasures--climb up after it by ambition, come down again and stoop for it by avarice, try all extremes; still we are gone out of the way, nor is it, till after many miserable experiments, that we are convinced at last, we have been seeking everywhere for it, but where there is a prospect of finding it; and that is, within ourselves, in a meek and lowly disposition of heart. This, and this only, will give us rest unto our souls: rest, from those turbulent and haughty passions which disturb our quiet: rest, from the provocations and disappointments of the world, and a train of untold evils too long to be recounted, against all which this frame and preparation of mind is the best protection. I beg you will go along with me in this argument. Consider how great a share of the uneasinesses which take up and torment our thoughts, owe their rise to nothing else, but the dispositions of mind which are opposite to this character. With regard to the provocations and offences which are unavoidably happening to a man in his commerce with the world, take it as a rule, as a man's pride is, so is always his displeasure; as the opinion of himse...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... SERMON XXV HUMILITY Learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.--Matthew xi. 29. TH...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217072992

ISBN - 13:9780217072991

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