The Messiah, A Poem by Robert MontgomeryThe Messiah, A Poem by Robert Montgomery

The Messiah, A Poem

byRobert Montgomery

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1832. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... NOTES TO BOOK I. Omitted Note, p. 1. Himself was all, the unapparent God. Since the above line was written, the author has perused an emphatic comment on its meaning in a sermon of South's, on the Divine Mercy:--' His goodness was so vastly, so infinitely full, that He seemed unquiet and unsatisfied till He had, as it were, disburdened Himself by some communications of it. One would have thought that these perfections had been too rare to be communicated, so much as in resemblance, and that God would have folded them up within His own essence for ever; so that He who now contents Himself with the prerogative of being the best and greatest Being, might have been the only Being: but He chose rather to draw out, than only to possess, His own fulness; to scatter something of His image upon the creature, and to see Himself in effigy.'--Works, vol. viii. p. 81. Note 1, p. 2. Whereof the day thou eatest,--thou shalt die! It was fit to lay upon Adam this small restraint, to make him sensible that, though he had dominion over all things, yet he was not their lord, but a servant of the Most High.--But still, some ask, why should his obedience be tried in such an instance as this?--not considering that a trial of it could scarcely have been made in any of the usual precepts, which there was no opportunity of violating. For what should tempt him to idolatry, or to take God's name in vain, or to murder his wife? How was it possible to commit adultery, when there was nobody but he and she in the world? How could he steal, or what room was there for coveting, when God had put him in possession of all things? It had been in vain to forbid that which could not be done; and it had been virtue to abstain, not from that to which there was no temptation, but from that which invited ...
Title:The Messiah, A PoemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217094384

ISBN - 13:9780217094382