Tracts Of The American Unitarian Association (volume 16) by American Unitarian Association

Tracts Of The American Unitarian Association (volume 16)

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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. 1843. Excerpt: ... SMALL SINS. By Rev. HENRY WARE, Jr., D. D. PRINTED FOR THE American Unitarian atesorfaUon. BOSTON: James Munroe &. Co. 134 Washington Street. April, 1843. Price 3 Cents. I. R. BUTTS, PRINTER, 2 School Street; SMALL SINS. JAMES, III. S. Behold How Oeeat A Matter A Little Fire Kindleth The apostle uses these words in stating the necessity of watching the tongue. As the powerful horse is governed by a slender bit, and the mighty ship is turned about by a very small helm; so, he says, does the tongue though a small member, boast itself in doing great things. With a few words it may produce large and extensive consequences. Its small errors may lead to vast mischiefs. The slander which it whispers in the ear, not intending it shall go further, may be proclaimed aloud upon the house-top. The evil suspicion which was started in jest, may be circulated in earnest. The unkind reflection, which was made thoughtlessly, and with no intent to injure, may be spread abroad, increasing as it spreads, till it causes wide ruin to reputation and peace. The little flame of scandalous gossip, which you play with in company as a very pretty and harmless thing, may grow wild and fierce, and rage far, and become a wide consuming conflagration. So great a matter may a little fire kindle. What is thus true of evil speaking, is true universally. Trifles oftentimes lead to the most important consequences. The greatest results spring from apparently slight causes. There is a principle of growth in every thing. As the spark kindles and spreads; as the acorn unfolds, and stretches itself out into a proud and lofty tree; as the drop trickles from the summit of the mountain, and descending through the plain swells into a mighty river; as the helpless infant enters life without reason or ...

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Title:Tracts Of The American Unitarian Association (volume 16)Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217298257

ISBN - 13:9780217298254

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