The Rule And Exercises Of Holy Living

Paperback | January 2, 2012

byJeremy Taylor

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1838. Excerpt: ... the measure, felicity is the state, angels are the company, the Lamh is the light, and God is the portion and inheritance. SECTION III. Rules and Spiritual Arts of lengthening our Days, and to take off the Objection of a short Life. In the accounts of a man's life we do not reckon that portion of days, in which we are shut up in the prison of the wonib; we tell our years from the day of our birth: and the same reason that makes our reckoning to stay so long, says also that then it begins too soon. For then we are beholden to others to make the account for us: for we know not of a long time, whether we be alive or no, having but some little approaches and symptoms of a life. To feed, and sleep, and move a little, and imperfectly, is the state of an unborn child; and when he is born, he does no more for a good while: and what is it that shall make him to be esteemed to live the life of a man? and when shall that account begin? For we should be loath to have the accounts of our age taken by the measures of a beast; and fools and distracted persons are reckoned as civilly dead; they are no parts of the Commonwealth, nor subject to laws, but secured by them in charity, and kept from violence as a man keeps his ox: and a third part of our life is spent before we enter into an higher order, into the state of a man. 2. Neither must we think, that the life of a man begins when he can feed himself, or walk alone, when he can fight, or beget his like: but he is first a man, when he comes to a certain steady use of reason, according to his proportion; and when that is, all the world of men cannot tell precisely. Some are called at age at fourteen, some at one and twenty, some never; but all men late enough, for the life of a man c comes upon him slowly and insensibly. But as when the sun approa...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1838. Excerpt: ... the measure, felicity is the state, angels are the company, the Lamh is the light, and God is the portion and inheritance. SECTION III. Rules and Spiritua...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217607985

ISBN - 13:9780217607988

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