The rule and exercises of holy dying by Jeremy TaylorThe rule and exercises of holy dying by Jeremy Taylor

The rule and exercises of holy dying

byJeremy Taylor

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1814. Excerpt: ... our desires and stratagems, all our witty and ingenious faculties, toward the arriving thither, whither if we do come, every minute will infinitely pay for all the troubles of our whole life; if we do not, we shall have the reward of fools, and an unpitied and upbraided misery.,-. To this purpose I shall represent the state of dying and dead men in the devout words of some of the fathers of the church, whose sense I shall exactly keep, but change their order; that by placing some of their dispersed meditations into a chain or sequel of discourse, I may with their precious stones make an union, and compose them into a jewel; for though the meditation is plain and easy, yet it is affectionate and material, and true and necessary. The Circumstances of a dying Mans Sorroiv and Danger. When the sentence of death is decreed, and begins to be put in execution, it is sorrow enough to see or feel respectively the sad accents of the agony and last contentions of the soul, and the reluctancies and unwillingness of the body: the forehead washed with a new and stranger baptism, besmeared with a cold sweat, tenacious and clammy, apt to make it cleave to the roof of his coffin ; the nose cold and undiscerning, not pleased with perfumes, not suffering violence with a cloud of unwholesome smoke; the eyes Nik.. dim as a sullied mirror, or the face of heaven when God shews his anger in a prodigious storm; the feet cold, the hands stiff; the physicians despairing, our friends weeping, the rooms dressed with darkness and sorrow; and the exterior parts betraying what are the violences which the soul and spirit suffer; the nobler part, like the lord of the house, being assaulted by exterior rudeness, and driven from all the outworks, at last faint and weary with short and freq...
Title:The rule and exercises of holy dyingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217133819

ISBN - 13:9780217133814